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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7951) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
12 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large off-white head and a hop cone floating in my glass. A sweet fruity hop aroma with lots of caramel malts. The flavor is rich fruity hops, caramel, biscuit, herbal flavors. Very heavy herbal almost like a fruity green tea. Nice. Oranges and some pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6535) - Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12oz bottle from Ughsmash
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a off-white head and decent lacing. There is a hop cone in the glass, a few leaves poured into the glass. +1 for appearance, never seen that before
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Sweet malts and grapefruit, piney hop bitterness in the finish
Decent IIPA. Sweet malts in the front, but backed up with hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2010
12oz bottle from Skyview. Pours hazy orangish copper with one finger off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit citrus, pine, caramel malts, and some hops. Flavors of orange, grapefruit, pine, and fair amount of bitter hops. Finishes bitter and tad soapy. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a tad soft. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Light light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, light grapefruit - pine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 19, 2010
Pours a hazy orange-yellow-gold. Nice 1 finger head. Aroma of big pine hops and grapfruit citrus. Taste is huge hops, a lighter malt backbone. One of those big IPAs that gets it right by allowing their to be balance while still letting the hops take center stage. A great crisp and bitter finish. Absolutely furious with myself for not stocking up on these!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (38487) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal and grassy. Bitter and herbal flavoured, subdued malty. Bitter and bone dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17984) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Tasting at Paps
Hazy amber color; small creamy head. Nice aroma, hoppy, resiny, piney, a bit fruity. Good body strength, with quite sweet caramel flavor, complemented by soft oaky vanilla; strong bitterness, with resins and bitter orange scent in the end. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10407) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Hoppy aroma with fruity, toasted malt, caramel and piney notes. Flavour had malt, caramel, loads of hops, pine and fruity notes. Finished dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of SecretSanta himself. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small and discreetly lazing off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and some licorice allsorts - hops too, but not excessive. Solid body, lots of fruit and caramel with perfumy hops that leave quite some bitterness. But a rather balanced IIPA that isnt overly aggressive. And yeah, the hop cone was there! 100410

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