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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 it’s own. Our bet is that you will think it is O’so 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8581) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Big IBU yet still not a palate eraser. Fear and trepidation as I pour the bottle, examining for the pine cone. Liquid hop pellet level of IBU, very craftily malted down and therefore drinkable. Cloudy appearance. Fresh bottle from 20 West Wine and Spirits.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rhsiung (723) - USA - MAY 9, 2013
saw a hunk of something come out when i poured this into a glass, thought some critter had crawled into the vat and died (happy). lol

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pour was rust colored, no real head to speak of. Very thin lace. I expected the aroma to be overwhelmingly hoppy, but there really wasn’t anything. A little musty. Taste was ok. Tasted more malt than i expected to. Decent overall beer, but wouldn’t go out of my way to find it, though

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1418) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a hazy rusty orange pour with a small head. Nose is light citrus and pine. A good amount of up front bitterness with citrus notes. Finish is bitter sweet. Solid DIPA, but have had better. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1374) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a rusty orange with a beige head and sweet, hoppy citrus aroma. Taste is bittersweet, of hops, citrus, pine, and floral notes with a big bitter, dry, long finish. Nice DIPA

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vt3stick (103) - Chicago, USA - APR 5, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with slight head and fizzy bubbles. Aroma is lots of orange and pine. Very dry on the front with a nice hoppy bite and citrusy finish. One of my favorite Imperial IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nielsedd (75) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy light orange wiht a good amount of beige head that reduces to a thin later. Nice lacing. Smells of very aromatic hops: orange peel, grapefruit, berry, pine, and floral notes. Tastes of orange peel, grapefruit, light resin, and caramel malt. Good balance, and a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bright opaque read with a medium-small white head. Aroma contains pine resin, grassy, floral hops. Taste is more of the same only generally less sweet. The carbonation is lively and the bitterness leaves a sting at the end of the tongue, doubtless due to the ACTUAL HOP CONE floating around in the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Cloudy reddish brown with a quick foam. The aroma is hoppy orange. I don’t think is come across this before. Taste is malty hoppy with the orange peel thing. This is a great beer. Very unique.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1458) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Opened a bottle and greeted by a pungent fresh earthy/orange/grapefruit nose. When pouring, a big chunk of something came out. Having not read the warming label, I figured there was something growing in the brew, turns out it was a couple of hop cones. Flavor has a very nice balance to it. Strong hops flavors starts off giving a pungent bitter punch early but as the bitterness subsides, notes of orange and light mango come into the tasting. Malt is there but adds just a touch of sweetness as the hops does 90% of the flavors. Body is modest, low but finely carbonated and finishes with a tongue puckering bitterness. Overall a really good brew. The hops chosen for this brew work magnificently well together providing a slightly sweet, strong bitterness.


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