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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 itís own. Our bet is that you will think it is Oíso 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


3.8
   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 IPAís Iíve ever had. Medium bitterness left in my mouth at end. Well done Wisconsin DIPA ,probaly considered excellent if you lean toward the malt side

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Hazed copper color with a moderate sized beige bubbled head complete with a hop cone drift. Been awhile since Iíve had a dry hopped bottle. Huge citric and light pine aromas, along with plenty of carameland a hint of alcohol. Big flavors in many ways, not only from the hops and the malt but also a full power IIPA. Lots of caramel and bits of toffee. Nearly stay too sweet. Sweet grapefruit with a caramelized sugar coating. Hint \s of alcohol in the finish and into the linger. A bit warming. Some bits of smoke seem to work their way in. This around the fire pit on a cool fall evening, would be quite delightful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with small lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus hop and green apple aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9097) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2009
BottleÖ Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The bouquet is a vegetal medley of grass, avocado, toffee and butter. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Slants slightly toward the bitter side of balance. A bit woody and certainly lush. Vegetal, avocado-like, hop flavor and medium bitterness. Lengthy, bittersweet finish Ė the grassy bitterness has some staying power. Big thanks to Skyview for providing this bottle of beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2009
22oz bottle thanks to Hopscotch for sharing this. Nose is really wierd. Celery notes with some odd grassiness and a bit of light pineapple and pear. Slightly wood flavor with some resiny notes. Light hop bitterness and some good hop juiciness and a bit of odd grassy flavors that just donít gel. This one doesnít really seem to mesh, everything is at odds. Not so good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
bottle. Orangish pour, light head. Aromas of tart fruit, citrus, resin and some caramel malt. Flavor is more like a regular IPA than a double. Citrus, resin ,caramel malt and some malty sweetness. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle form Skyview. Had this one rated before, but for some reason my rating disappeared. Rating is from old notes. This one had an interesting slightly buggy nose, tart green apples and big earthy hop notes. Pours murky amber orange with a thin head. Tart flavors, seemed buggy to me, but did not know this one was barrel aged. After the initial tart notes is caramel, green apple, earth, and a long hoppy finish. Dry and somewhat woody/earthy with a lingering tartnessRather carbonated. Interesting stuff, like I said, I did not know it was BA, if I would have known at the time it would have made sense. Lets not delete my rating this time, I really did drink this beer...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7124) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Thanks to Bob for the bomber! Poured slightly hazy medium orange with a short, but well-retained cap of eggshell head. The aroma was just bizarre, but in an intriguing way.. sweet bourbon and oak struck first, followed by a bouquet of light and citrusy fruits.. hops were muted, but carried through earth and floral character.. sweet bourbon, vanilla, and caramel rounded out the back.. zesty pineapple and starfruit bounce back for a final hurrah. The flavor had a lot of tangy bourbon and oak throughout, somewhat to the detriment of the underlying brew.. caramel and lesser bready notes at the core with earth, spicy floral, and citrusy bitterness around.. finished spicy with peppery alcohol and more bourbon sourness. Medium-bodied and near-hot on the palate, again with a little too much barrel presence.. very interesting stuff that Iíd like to try again (perhaps a fresh new batch).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Had this one bottled at WinTour 3, thanks Slothgar! Cloudy, medium orange pour with a foamy tannish/orange head, a nice floral hoppy nose and a bit of watermellon, well balanced, with a potent floral hoppiness and some strawberry, merlot, with a creamy yet strong finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 31, 2008
22oz bottle. Dark orange pour with a hint of brown as well, nice frothy white head. Nice citrusy grapefruit aroma. Big wet hoppy flavor, some malt in there as well, lingering bite in the end. Not too bad.


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