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RATINGS: 170   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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours a deep cooper with 2 fingers of off white head, and a hop cone. Nose and taste are nice and citrus with a touch of pine. Taste follows suit. I know the hop cone gimmick is a bit cheese ball, but I dig it, it works for me. Iím a fan Of this brew for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1042) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy copper with off white ring of head. Whole hop cone remained in neck of bottle. Sweet malty nose. Flavor also of sweet malts with notes of caramel and raisins. Dry finish. Wondering how long this bottle had been aging on the shelf?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (817) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper with a a fading white head. Contains a fat hop cone that dropped into my glass, which I will classify as appearance. Cool! Aroma is darker and fruitier, with orange, plum, caramel, grapefruit, and touches of vanilla undertones. Taste is mango, plum, orange, and caramel and vanilla being underneath. Heavier aftertaste is the darker fruit. Medium bodied with a thick texture. With the hop cone present, this one shockingly lacks the expected hops. Its very sweet instead. This isnít among my favorites. It isnít bad, but more disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Sweet heavy mouth. Lots of tropical fruit. Finish is very dry and hoppy. I loved the mouthfeel. Full & creamy. Aroma is full of sweets and sugar. The hop cone in the bottle is pretty cool too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle at home. The whole cone in the bottle is pretty awesome. Poured a bright copper with a small off-white head that quickly dissipated. Smell is earthy, dirty, caramel, and light spiciness. Taste is earthy hops, quite dirty, orange peel, heavy caramel and just very malt-forward. It has lost a ton of its hop character and I really wish I could have this one fresh. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really past itís prime and subpar at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfish120love (1114) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Iím hoping that since this isnít from 2010 considering itís a double IPA. Poured through a hop cone, which wedged itself at the mouth of the bottle, into a glass. Murky orange with little Lacing. Carmel, herbs, alcohol and resin. Certainly not fresh, but surprisingly tasty

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fschmidt (3) - Hortonville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2012 does not count
The appearance of a hop in a beer is REALLY cool but the flavor is not as good as good as Bellís Hopslam so I will spend my money on Hopslam next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle with hop cone in it, how cool. pours light copper with a whitish head. Aromas are sweet citrus like clementine and pink grapefruit. Taste are much the same with big citrus notes and nice balance with bittering hops. Overall, a delicious beer that is more than just a novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (664) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a very thin head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a thick layer of biscuit malt. Big floral and citrus hop flavor with a thick, creamy malt background. Pine comes through in the long lingering finish. Creamy, medium bodied with no carbonation to speak of. A very powerful and flavorful beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small beige head that recedes to a thin collar. Aroma is sweeter than I was expecting with candied apples, caramel malts and light fruits - peaches come to mind. There isnít a lot of citrus or pine that I get in the nose. Taste has a bit more citrus with some oranges up front, but the caramelized sugar and sweet malts are still a big player and the finish is sweet with hints of pine but mostly a lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but low on carbonation and comes across a little syrupy with the heavy sweetness dominating the palate. In case you hadnít noticed, this is a very sweet DIPA, very light on the hops. Itís not bad but itís not one of my favorites.

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