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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The second you open this bottle there is no mistaking that this is not your average IPA. Massive hop additions of the most obnoxious breeds put this taste bud burner in a league all its own. Our bet is that you will think it is Oso Freakishly good! Caution! This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 to present vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (5183) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium beige head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is perfume, caramel malts, and pine cones. Flavor is medium sweet and hugely bitter, caramel perfume and pine cones again. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. M.E.H.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewHaMeister (323) - - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Matt, poured hazy copper with a thin white head and lacing with a beer-logged hop cone floating in top. Aromas of floral hop, resin, lemon, and caramel malt. Flavor is mild bitter and a little boozy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThirstyBird (2314) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Pours a hazy reddish amber with an off white head. The taste is caramel rich fruit, christmas spice. The taste is dense caramel, rich fruit, somewhat dry ending. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
Many thanks to Rian for sharing. Nice idea of putting a hop cone into a bottle. The beer has a sweetish body with a subtle layer of hops, that could be a bit more intense. Floral hints with malty sweetness in the aftertaste. Nice bitterness, but way too less hop profile. Still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (772) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a cloudy copper with small head. Aroma has some floral and some fruit. Flavor is bitter, with some underlying biscuity sweetness. Some citrus flavor, but kind of cloying and almost syrupy. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2275) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2015
an intensely hopped IPA. was suprised to see a hop cone pop out as i was pouring myself a glass of beer. smells dank and hoppy and tastes malty with a bitter hop finish. pours copper in color with a white head. dont eat the hop cone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TattooJack (360) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Poured from the warning labeled bottle, both bottles had hop cone inside (had put it in the freezer for 10 minutes and wondered how it froze so fast, then I realized it was the hop cone). Really good looking and tasting glasses of beer. Great taste and strong, extra point for the 9%. $8 for the 4-pack also gets points consideration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1316) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 oz bottle; no visible date. Pours a hazed golden orange amber with an off-white head. Spicy hop aroma, honey biscuit. Honey and spicy, grassy hops with a hint of pine. A bit of age on it. Still holds up fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
On draft at the brewpub, snifter glass. (I later had some bottles of this as well, which had the hop cone inside. Cool!) Strongly hoppy aroma with notes of pine, resin, fresh, herbal, leafy tones and florals, very dank overall with very light toasted malt in the background. Medium-dark copper in color with a very fine, uneven head and sparse lacing. Flavor is a veritable hop explosion, with plenty of green, leafy, piney character, some faint citrus and earthiness but really just as fresh as can be, with more than adequate bitterness and a mild malty presence, some toasted caramel and honey to be found amidst the hop onslaught. Body is full, mouthfeel is effervescent and oily, quite a heft to it. This is a substantial beer indeed. Very nice!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (702) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2014
12oz bottle to snifter. Label says bottle MAY contain hop cone. Mine didnt. Tastes like pine and grapefruit. Very sweet but overly bitter hop bite.

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