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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (5334) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Cake, malty, grains, barley, cocoa, sweet in aroma. Cocoa, barley, sweet, caramel in taste. Some hops, nutty and cocoa in aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5323) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle share at Chrisos, picked up at Utobeer. As "Oso Hop Whoopin ". Orange, slight haze, lightly sparkling, small foamy white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, touch of apple, astringent floral hops, touch of booze. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is dried flowery hops, chalky, touches of citrus with a dry finish. A decent enough IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Thanks to Kyle. Big hoppy very bitter ipa, pretty cool, very light malts, a big hop bomb

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5170) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
12oz bottle from jmagnus off my charity box win from his generosity. Poured an uglier lightly muddied apple cider amber body with a smaller frothy white head. Aroma of green apple skins, wet bread, older resiny hop cones, rotting citrus. Medium to slightly thicker bodied with average carboantion and a lingering flavor on the aftertaste. Flavor of breads, caramel, rotting citrus meat, older hop cones, touch of cardboard for some reason and a hint of tea. Decent overall but not blown away. Still big thanks to Josh for the hookup on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
On tap at mikes roadside pub, I like it a lot. floral, citrus, earthy, bubblegum, medium bitterness, cloudy, white foam, medium body, creamy, Definately will try again

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
12oz bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Cheers, Neal! Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is a nice bit of caramel, orange, apricot, and mild pine notes. Flavor is similar- orange and apricot with pine and light alcohol on the back end. Light to medium in body with lingering pine. Nice iipa overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Tap at St Michael, Oulu. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts. Good body but not in fresh condition.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4725) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. The look is clear, deep golden, and thin whitish head. The smell is a musty hops, grass, malts, caramel, and floral. The taste is grassy, hops, bitterness, hops, and good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4621) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Rated ma 04.01.2016.

tap@gallows. Yellow light hazy. Citrussy nose, some hayish, green tart berries on nose, farmy/saisonny feel. Med bodied, crisp, bitter, slight tart even. Golden malty, dry honey, citrus, some tropical yellows. Feels rather belgy ipa. Apparantly not intended as such, guessing the keg hasnt had an easy trip. The finish is pretty harsh actually.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Orange with a small off white head. Aroma is of peach, citrus, grain. Taste is of grapefruit, grass.


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