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RATINGS: 92   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerSquare (117) - - JAN 31, 2013
I love a good hop whoopin as much as the next guy, but am just not sold on O’so’s versions of it. Sure, it’s excessive and intense and all those other words on the label. . . but does it make me want to drink it? Does it have a resiny taste so unique I have to have one every once in a while. No to all of those. Just a ton of bitterness. Probably the most interesting flavor is a pretty good blast of a fresh cut grass that hit me somewhere in the first couple sips, but all in all the brute force and lack of subtlety or complexity here just makes less appealing to me than many other "extremely hoppy beers." Best example is the aroma. Just nothing there for me, which seems like a felony considering the amount of hops being used.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Hazy pale yellow with foamy white head / Bright nose of lemon, other citrus, cut pine, and weed / Medium body, a hint thin, chewy, good biting hops with some sweetness and bitter finish / Flavors of cut pine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, resin, and candied sugar / Just a mild body flaw, but otherwise excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
88DrawTap (13) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Flowery aroma. Taste starts with a bready/malty sweetness, quickly followed by a burst of citrus and a then a bunch of pine that lingers into the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2573) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served with a lightly hazed, golden hue, a modest amount of white head foam, and etched-like rings of lacing that clung to the glass. The aroma presented pleasant, expressive grapefruit, a touch of sweetness, and just a hint of resiny cattiness. The flavor was the aroma notes plus smooth malt, medium hop bitterness that lingered nicely, and was somewhat earthy and rind-like. The body was medium, and the finish matched the bitterness with a successful dryness. A well balanced, crisp, no frills IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle:   Pale amber, hazy, moderate white head, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet citrusy and pithy nose.   A little floral.   Sweet pithy start, a touch earthy but its minor, with a bunch of sweet citrusy white bits towards the backside.   Not bitter at all.   Well, bitter I guess by not biting.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes just as it started, citrusy, some sweetness, a bit pithy, with faint floral notes.   Really enjoyable!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (230) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bottle. Pour is a nice hazy orange/gold color with a good white head that leaves substantial lacing around the glass. Aroma is of grassy hops and citrus notes. Taste is bitter resinous hops with barely anything else. Maybe some pale malt, maybe some grapefruit. Nonetheless, this beer packs a full frontal smackin’!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
whoopin? .. . pours a deep copper .. . good head, great lacing .. . windchimes .. . tasty brew- floral and sappy, but rather simple .. . good beer .. . . Of all the things I am not very good at, living in the real world is perhaps the most outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Aroma is pine and juicy citrus. The flavor is grapefruit, mild sweetness, citrus, a hint of tropical fruit/berries and a mix of bitterness and tangy in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1612) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange medium creamy head. Aroma of tropical fruit. Taste is sweet slight dill fruit faded hops

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
As far as IPAs go, this is one of the best I have had. You can only find it in Wisconsin (thankfully i live in WI)! The owners are very enthusiastic about their beers and were some of the friendliest people we have come across!


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