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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
A well-designed IBU delivery vehicle - a mildly sweet, clean malt base braces the palate, but after that itís 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Sampled on draught during GTMW 2010 Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-whtie head that has some excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of mostly citrus hops. No doubt thereís more than the 3 Cís of hops in this powerful IPA with a hint of tangerine and a light caramel malt base beer. Taste has a citrusy bitterness to the níth degree. Flavors close to a double IPA without the alcohol bite as detected in most imperial IPAs. Finish has more citrusy bitterness than their Lupulin Maximus IPA, and without a barleywine profile. One of the highest IBU, West Coast caliber IPAs of the festival. My tongue was IPA shocked for at least 15 minutes which gave me an excuse to take a time-out and visit the Baumgartners food stand for Limburger cheese & red onion on rye. Another excellent offering from Oso!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5684) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Cloudy golden coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall pitch white head with even more of a chewy, witty look - very nice. Aroma of super pungent and potent grassy, herbal, resinous and grapefruity hops, and not much else, aside from maybe a bit of candy sugar. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a big floral and grassy hop kick with a relatively short grapefruit kick, given the tons of hops - but the balance is off somewhat with not much malt showing through at all. Aftertaste is nice, but simple, with just the resinous and grassy hops coming through and nothing else - no malt, no alcohol and no sugar, just hop bitterness, which is nice, just simple. Overall, a very nice and intensely hopped IPA, but the complexity doesnít ever start and the other flavours are no where to be found. Definitely worth trying if you can get it and like IPAs, but sadly still doesnít compare to West Coast IPAs. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.89 sampled at home in Washington on 04-September-2012 a few hours before leaving again for Milwaukee.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5680) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5642) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5599) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5578) - Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Thanks to Kyle. Big hoppy very bitter ipa, pretty cool, very light malts, a big hop bomb

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
On tap at OíConnors. Slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma is lemony, citrus hops, herbs and slight dill. Taste is fairly dry, lemon, pine, dill, herbs with a hoppy finish. Ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5518) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5188) - 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


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