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RATINGS: 1082   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (178) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2014
pours a murky gold with a bubbly white head. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is bright then bitter. Nice long hoppy finish. Pleasant and easy to drink for a 10%’er. Good beer!


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fakebeersnob (196) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Pours a light coppery color with a billowing, white, soapy head that lasts quite a while. Sweet smell to it, with a hop presence. Taste is confusing. Very sweet. For some reason rock candy keeps entering my mind. There is a hoppiness to it, but not overpowering. Get a bit of resiny flavor in the back end. So, sweet malt, candy-like flavor. A bit of spiciness (not hot spicy, but spicy nonetheless). The beer coats the whole mouth. I like it, but the taste is really unique and still wrapping the head around it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (179) - LATVIA - JAN 14, 2015
Thick foam dense. Murky light yellow. Thick taste bites tongue. Orange peel bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1627) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2015
Can. Dark golden, off-white head. Aroma: tropical fruit, grass. Taste: peach and some other tropical fruit, honey, caramel, some salt, citrus, pine and resin, light salmiak.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4407) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! 355 ml. can sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Hazy orange, little head. Nose is fruits, vanilla, sweet; Taste is vanilla, popcorn, shockingly sweet, onion hops, sugar, citrus, sweet spices. Thick body. Is this how it is supposed. Feels like a mistake but I have to admit that I really did enjoy the taste. Really enjoyable for me, whatever this is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: faint salty (after someone mentioned it), sweet, hoppy, caramel. TASTE: very sweet, bananas, caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8098) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Small to medium head over clear golden beer. Hops, fruity and citrussy, but rather fleetingly. Hint at saltiness/fish - DMS in high concentration? Sweet, spicy as in Christmas spices, with again that mineral touch. Quite slick, medium bodied. Weird! I really guess DMS.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2818) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Can. Pours clear anddeep golden with an average, lacing, white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, caramel and pine. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and solid bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture. and soft carbonation. A very nice DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6991) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
Thanks to Lars. Amber coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Crisp, malty and hoppy aroma. Flavor starts Sweet, syrup, then hoppy, citrus. Bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobblehead (56) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a golden orange, with white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, clear, medium body, average carbonation, medium bitterness, long finish, bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gad905 (185) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at BD Brum, 8/5/14. Pours golden orange, white head. Aroma of lemon, caramel malt, some stone fruit, touch of tropical too. Unexpected. Tastes sweet with caramel but not twiggy, moderate bitterness, more stone fruit and tropical, touch of orange, some Summit onion character in there too. Boozy, lightish body, easy drinking for the abv. This one threw me, I think I need to try it again cos it wasn’t how I expected it to be. Just didn’t come together.


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