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RATINGS: 1051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness. Columbus in early and mid kettle.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2014 - Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, and Chinook. Incredibly complex mix of lemon zest, pineapple, red berries, peach, and a hint of dank earthiness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a medium sized lightly beiged head. Big floral and citrus notes, resinous, light vanilla. Medium bodied, excellent fine carbonation, nice big toast note, along with some big musky noble hop flavors. Long sticky grapefruit and light quinine bitterness on the finish. Big warming alcohol note sneaks up after the finish almost out of nowhere. Can’t wait until cans of this start showing up by me.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2010
This poured a dark yellow with a quick dissipating head. Aroma is all over the place with doughy sweetness and some lesser floral hops. Taste has a strong blast of sweetness of molasses and cakebread counterbalanced by the aromatic hops. The 100 IBUs are definitely there but do not linger as much on the aftertaste. The aftertaste has a lot of veggies on it like brussel sprouts and baby carrots. Very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
12oz can. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a big, frothy off white head, sticky lacing. Great nose of citrus peel and light spice. A good amount of semi sweet malt and citrus in the flavor, sticky and bitter on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
can at redlight redlight. pours an interesting light rust color with minimal lace. Very skunky hoppy nose and i mean that in a very good way. though pretty bitter, not as excruciatingly bitter as one might expect. pretty mellow and easy going down for such a dramatic nose. pretty dry and nice. once again oskar blues hit the mark.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Dank piney aroma with a lot of resin. Pours a golden pale with a thin white head. Rich citrus with a solid earthy bitterness with piney grassy notes with a rich solid malt back ground and spicy dry finish. Very solid double ipa!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7976) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 resinous and oily hop nose: creamed orange liqueur and corn syrup, light notes of tomato and other green vegetables. viscous, oily, soapy texture. more orange cleaning solution, celery, tomato and sesame seed. weird. difficult to finish. what’s wrong with oskar blues these days?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2010
Pours bright, dark gold into a snifter. White micro head with excellent retention. Lemon rind and grapefruit aromas. Sweet earth and grapefruit bith upfront turning full in the middle before a lasting bitter resin and alcohol burn.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and some spiciness. Tastes of the same floral hops, citrus, and some lighter caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
Canned. waiting on the tall boys. Dark gold to orange color with a small white head. Very fresh, raw hop aroma, sweet with some orange and guava, and a touch of garlic, though that might be a concession to the haters. Light peanut note too, mixing with the spice to give a massuman curry impression. Medium sweet and pretty boozy with a medium-strong bitter finish. Malt is light and somewhat grainy and spicy, with rye showing a touch. Spicy and somewhat garlic-like hop flavors that the alcohol accentuates. Medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. Too hot, and the hop choice for a singe hop here is somewhat questionable. The nose is interesting, so I’ll give it some credit though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2010
Very light, clear copper color, fair amount of leggy lace. Powerful aroma of cannabis and orange. Very skunky in a cannabis sort of way. Lightly sugary malt components. Aroma is initially quite thick and herbal, blooming into some peachy and piney components, orange flesh. Lightly sweet with some prickly and nuanced malt components. Bitter, but not overly bitter finish.


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