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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This American IPA is brewed with nothing but base malt and the highest alpha acid hops available. Special release, pilot batch brewed in early summer, and served on tap at the brewery in July 2010.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Dark yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is a nice spicy hop. Taste is a nice hop and malt explosion of flavor- hop flavor carries this beer but malt keeps it in check. Tasty, flavorful, a good drinking experience. Nice lacing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Pours a cark, cloudy copper, with almost no head. Pronounced hop aroma. Flavor is primarily bitter, piney hops, with a light malt sweetness to somewhat balance things out. Resinous and with a very bitter finish. Not a bad IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
A well-designed IBU delivery vehicle - a mildly sweet, clean malt base braces the palate, but after that it’s all bitterness and peppery and citric hops - despite the high hop acids, it manages to not be abrasive - sadly, there is a bit of cheesy hop flavor that detracts from the other pleasant characteristics - still a solid ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kcorum10 (325) - Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours a dark straw like color with thin white head that quickly disappears. Aromas of a bitter bowl of fruit with flavors of grapefruit and lemon.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (5597) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On nitro at Uber Tap Room. Holds a big, airy head you’d expect on nitro. Drinks with a sweet, earthy and spicy character. I don’t think the nitro creaminess accentuates the right aspects at all. It gives it an almost yellow cheese aspect, maybe good for a cheese-oriented tap room, but the sharp finish is a definite downer. (#5163, 7/6/2013)

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is heavily bitter. Pine resin with grapefruit and citrus. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, awesome. This could be an everyday drinker for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (168) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2013
It was a brutally hot day and I was offered this self proclaimed "obnoxious deranged intense" bottle and I thought "it's just too hot for a intense IPA".But what a great beer! Malty on the tongue at first followed by that hoppy middle taste and a smooth finish of hops. It was a nice IPA and not as extreme as advertised ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkbcr (103) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
A nice IPA. Amber gold color, ample white head. Pronounced hop aroma. A nice balance between hops and malt. The hops aren’t over the top, but quite pleasing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Excellent IPA. Big IBU yet tangy, very drinkable stuff well crafted. A generous amount of lasting head.. A little cloudy golden. Mango, grapefruit, resiny. Bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nielsedd (75) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear dark gold with white head tha diminshes quickly. Great lacing. Tons of hops in the nose. Super bitter and resiny in the taste with some pine. Holy alpha acids! Very good.


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