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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
No way. hop cone. I ate it. medium brown, peach mango aroma, some smoked salmon. limes. citrus explosion! superb, almost tart. balanced from the aggressive leafy hops and heavy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6735) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12 oz. vibrant, foamy white pour with a satisfying mmmmbloomp when the hop cone comes tumbling out. hop cone represent! burnished dark amber body with a sloshing, creamy white head. big sweet peachy nose, lots of citric floral notes. creamy medium body with plenty of active carb. sweet candied oranges, peaches, and a bit of tangerine on the mid palate...wonderful fruit sugar from the hop oils. long piney finish. delicious dipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Deep copper color, a bit cloudy/hazy, thick tan head. Hop and alcohol aroma jump out, citrusy hops. Up front hop flavor, not overpowering. Citrus, grassy, subtle malt sweetness. Medium-heavy body, bitter, no alcohol burn, not very bitter. Very nice! I expected an over the top DIPA, but this is somewhat balanced. The hop cone in the bottle is a cool touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Extra points from the start with the actual hop cone in the bottle! Murky amber-brown, with a decent head that fades into an oily top layer of off-white. The aroma is pretty easy going, not so intense at all, maybe some deep orange vanilla syrup hoppiness. The mouthfeel is pretty nice, with a thick, malty backbone laced with a thick, bitter hop bite. Some mild caramel and toffee tones, with lots of earthy orange pine sweetness. A very solid IIPA all around, worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12oz bottle. Big, oily, resinous nose. Boatloads of greasy, bitter orange peel, fresh cut pine hoppy aroma. Lighter toasty caramel malt, but this is very fresh and very hop-forward. Pours murky caramel (hop cone and all!) with a sustained dark khaki head leaving spotty lace. This tastes fantastic! Incredibly fresh and vibrant hop profile. Some high-alpha acids for sure. Orange peel, cut grapefruit, pinecone, high-grade cannabis... Toasty toffee and caramel malt balance the hops, but never become overly sweet or cloying. Medium to full texture. Despite the massive amount of hops, the palate never becomes overly dry. The finish lasts forever with a blast of fresh, oily hop resins. This is what I look for in an IIPA. Quite a surprise and really fantastic stuff. Thanks a ton Bob!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12 oz. bottle via trade with Ughsmash - That is totally fucking awesome! A hop cone in the beer bottle. First time I ever seen that. Now lets hope the beer taste good. Pours a hazy deep amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet floral and citrus hops. Wow! One of the most fruity, floral sweet smelling beers Ive ever had. Flavor is floral hops, esters, and sweet toasted malt. Borderline cloying. No astringent aftertaste. Medium body. This beer is over the top. Just the way I like my 2IPAs. Good stuff. Thanks Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
The description reminds me a lot of the old Laconner Bottleworks IPA, but I was not fortunate enough to have a hop cone in my bottle. Pours a clear deep orange amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh, juicy citrusy hops with a fair amount of sweet caramel and pale malts. Starts rich with lots of sticky hop resin and sweet toffee flavor with a juicy grapefruit hop balance before a very crisp, bittersweet finish with a touch of lingering grapefruit bitterness. Very well balanced, yet assertive and amazingly drinkable. A very good double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Um... what the hell??? 12oz bottle pours a murky glowing red with a nice frothy cream colored head and then PLOP! a whole hop cone just :::kruplunked::: into my glass... a bit scary at first until I sifted it out... yup a whole hop cone de-colored. Smells wonderful, very hoppy and fresh, as it should be considering I have a whole hop cone in it! Peachy and floral aroma with some sweet caramel underneath, smells quite creamy actually. First taste reveals that this beer isnt super fresh, lots of bitter pine remains over some resinous sappy rich caramel, very toasty, love the bitterness very aggressive, very malty, robust. Medium bodied, on the fuller side, soft but sizzling carbonation. Quite nice and I got the added surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3296) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2009

10/29/2009: Oso Lupulin Maximus Imperial IPA... Aroma: Lots of aged citrus; toffee (soy) malt; slightly oxidized; smells like an American Barleywine. Appearance: Cloudy burnt orange color; speckled off-white crown. Flavor: Yum... The front has a lot of malt and sweet mead-like honey presence; earthy, overly-ripe citrus hops; moderate bitterness; dried apricot finish. Palate: Medium, smooth and pleasing mouthfeel. Overall: Well, this beer is good, but obviously not fresh... Still pretty good though.

1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle from Skyview. Thanks Bob! Rating #18 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Clouded pour, very pleasant pine hop and toffee caramel blend in aroma, flavor is interesting , its starts out with a quick display of pine resiny hops and is then quickly overtaken by an almost overwhelming caramel maltiness. Caramel has a sweetness to it,much like caramel topping on icce cream, one of the most caramelly malty IPAs Ive ever had. Medium bitterness left in my mouth at end. Well done Wisconsin DIPA ,probaly considered excellent if you lean toward the malt side

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