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RATINGS: 1069   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 doesnít 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
12oz. can. Pale yellow and transparent, with an active head on the pour. The head fades fairly quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus with some resinous pine in the background. Taste is mostly citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, and overpoweringly so, as it really wreaks havoc on the palate. Perhaps the Summit hops are not to my taste, but this seems overdone. Thereís not enough behind the bitterness to carry it properly, especially onto the back of the tongue for the finish. Itís kind of like POP! and youíre done. Itís an ok brew, but for OB repeats, itís still Ten-Fidy and Gordon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5054) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
20/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - canned: IV/10/14 (2014-1237) Thanks to Jei for the can!

Clear orange beer, big creamy irregular yellow head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit soapy, sweet caramel malts, bit sugary, fruity, orange peel, some honey, canned peaches, syrup. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, citrus, sour touch, pretty resinous, pineapple juice, sweet notes. Aftertaste: bitter, bit sweet, soapy touch, quite fruity, almonds, alcohol, some spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This is a solid imperial IPA. Tons of hops from the beginning to the end. Not too sweet but a plethora of bitterness. Quite good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 25 Feb 2012 -- This is a very good malt forward IPA. The hops are balanced with a bit of an earthy flavor and aroma. Good standby IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Smells a lot like Hop Stoopid but doesnít taste anything like it. The only hop used here is summit. I like it. Very nice malt profile and the taste is very much oniony and dense, You know this is a 10% beer. The same hop used to bitter Human block head? Iím not blown away but I had to try this. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (174) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is sweet with tropical fruits, citrus and very mild pine. The taste presents a round tropic flavor with quite a lot of sweetness, ripe pineapples and maybe a touch of honey. Itís a litte sticky and ends the visit by sneaking out the backdoor, leaving you with a medium bitter, but down to earth, sensation. I detect a small hint of alcohol lurking in the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Wonderful aroma, thick clumpy lacing. Taste is oranges and other citrus, a hint of cough syrup sweetness, with a smidge of alcohol warmth. Be careful, this one will sneak up on you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (403) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Wow this is a surprising beer. Pours cloudy light orange. Cinnamon spice aroma, maybe a Bourbon flavor--stronger than expected because of the color.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (984) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured from a can. Cloudy golden color, medium white head. Medium phenol aroma. Medium body with a delicious sweet hops flavor and a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (234) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Can from Bishops Arms, Helsingborg. Smell has some fruit and hops and is very sweet. Pours clear golden with a rich white head. Taste is a bit bitter with some nice hopiness. Palate is oily and sticky. Overall a nice beer, though a bit sweet. Looks very tasteful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zakoon (85) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
Can @ home. Pours hazy golden with big and bubbly white head. Aroma is grassy. bread and citrus. Taste is a little bozzy and hoppy with mostly grapefruit. Itís sweet, full bodied and thick. The booziness continues and the hops turn into pine with and slight bitter earthy finish.

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