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RATINGS: 1034   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1725) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Can. Pours a nice bright orange with some solid off-white head and great tracing. Aroma is strong pine hops. Its almost syrupy and is very malt forward. Some citrus hops with a bit of the 10% alcohol shining through. Nice DIPA but a higher price point then I would pay again.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
The body has a hazy golden orange color with visible carbonation. From the Aggressive pour I got a tall, creamy off white head that has great retention and makes lots of spotty lace on the glass. Its aroma is full of strong musty and citrusy hops with a touch of earthy tobacco and grainy/bready malt. I get a strong full bodied hit of hops up front and throughout on top of sturdy grainy/bready maltiness. Up front the hops hit me with citrusy grapefruit like notes which turn dank, musty, earthy, piney and resiny with a slight tobacco like note in the finish. The alcohol is noticeable and adds its own warm character to the mix. Hop bitterness hangs on the tongue deep into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (134) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (318) - - JUN 21, 2014
Tap. 10oz pour at happy gnome. Dark gold. Subtle hop aroma. Hop throughout but with different types and levels to it. Well rounded and fairly soft for a dipa. Alcohol well hidden. Solid work. Good on gubna.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Can. Dark amber pour with a good white head with foamy lace. Piney hop, citrus and sweet malt nose. Sweet, full, thick, boozy flavour with some very robust resinous hop bitterness and decent fruity notes. This is what DIPA’s should be like, and as such enjoyed this very much.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2014
On tap at Taps. Pours a slightly hazy golden color without a bit of head. Harsh alcohol that smooths out a little as it breathes. Strong creamy hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (352) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
A solid DIPA in a can!! Perfect for all of those outings that do not allow glass!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
pours clear amber/gold color with a creamy white head aroma of tangerines, grapefruits and lemon. taste of tangerine grapefruit and pine and burnt sugary malt sticky with mild carbonation this beer blew me away

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (670) - California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours golden orange with an off white head. Hop, citrus, pine, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, mango, orange, grapefruit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2014
It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of bitter citrus, sweet malts, herbal/floral hops, some pine, light tropical fruits and light caramel. The taste was similar to the aroma with a medium body and mouthfeel. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2733) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
This is a strong beer even for the style. The hopping level maybe doesn’t quite justify the extra gravity but this is still probably worth seeking out for IIPA fans. It is clear golden orange in color. It has a foamy, white head that leaves behind lace in sheets. The hop character here is very fruity but more along the lines of berries and melons rather than the citrus you normally expect. It is pretty sweet on the tongue but firm resinous bitterness stops it from cloying. The most interesting thing about this is there is a tannic character that comes off a bit like vanilla, which compliments the creamy texture quite well. The finish is a bit quicker than I expected and despite the sweetness and a bit of an alcoholic burn on the back of the throat, this somehow drinks lighter than it is. It is a ten percent alcohol beer that seems at home in a pint glass. I’d kind of rather have a beer that tastes the same or slightly less sweet but I’d imagine there will be lots of people who will like this just as it is.


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