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RATINGS: 136   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12oz bottle with a single hop cone inside. Shared with some buddies. Aroma wasnít overly hoppy or earthy, sort of a rubbing alcohol smell. Flavor was more geared towards the malts here but it wasnít terrible. Not really my cup of tea but still glad I got to try it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbal, grass, pine, and coconut. Flavor of caramel, pine, coconut, earth, and pineapple with a dry, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (902) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours a cloudy gold color with a thin soapy head. Hop cone in the bottle! Aroma is light earth, floral and citrus hops, and some grapefruit zest. Taste is oddly not very bitter - citrus hops, grapefruit,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1135) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2011
Ok, this is a ridiculous bottle. A whole hop cone floating in the bottle earns it a 5/5 for appearance out of the gate. Itís just a cool idea.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
12 oz glass poured into a pint glass (no hop cone). AROMA: Malty APPEARANCE: Amber orange color that is hazy. Pour resulted in a slight head that dissipated into a ring around the glass with a little bit of skim. TASTE First taste is medium sweet malt. The taste turns to light bitter then finishes much bitter. There is some floral taste in there. PALATE: Medium bodies with a creamy texture. OVERALL: Well balanced. A pretty decent beer. If you are into malty IPAís then this is a good one to try.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arkurzynski (1394) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2011
Deep amber in color. To be honest, not much coming out in the nose. Skunky hops and sweet malts. Taste is worse. Soupy caramel malt, candy, and seaweed-hopping. Not sure if this went bad or what. Not digging this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle from Sendiks. (yes there was a hop cone in each bottle of the 6). Pours a hazy yellow-orange with lots of below-surface activity for no head. Aroma is sweet fruit, pine, a strong floral presence and some tangerine. Taste is sweet syrup, tart fruit (orange zest? grapefruit?), resin and an underlying maltiness. Finishes quite thick (despite all the under-surface activity) and syrupy with some bitterness. Alcohol is present but muted. The hop cone is a cool idea - it is almost like a final dry hopping on the pour. Very solid offering; not bad, nothing outstanding about it either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, clear yellow with piney fruit cocktail aroma, flavor is similar with more maltiness and some smoke even

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Great Piney aroma. Appearance - orange - but with a freaking hop cone floating in the bottle - how can you not give the appearance a 5!! I thought the sweetness was a little heavy - offset the bite a little too much. Regardless, an excellent beer - a couple is all I would be able to handle at one sitting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (5716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours hazy orange with nice lasting white head. The bottle literally contains a whole hop cone...poured through it on the way into the glass. Big chewy citrus, pine, resin, touch of caramel, sweet tropical fruit notes as well, with a touch of earth in there. Taste is big, bold, bitter and harsh, with notes of pine and resinous bitter, some citrus, spicy earth, touch of tropical fruit. Fantastic, almost perfect example of an IIPA for me, wish I could have had this fresh.


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