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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 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


FriarHop's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Pours dark amber and sustains a frothy white head throughout. Big pink bubblegum, mangos and pine overwhelms the palate. An amazing IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10658) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle at Craigs place. It pours hazy golden amber with a small white head. The nose is toasty, bitter- sweet, orange peel, tangerine, bergamot and piney resins. The taste is crisp, pretty bitter, earthy, waxy orange peel, tangerine, bergamot, touch of grapefruit, resin and some sweet toffee undertones. Medium body and fine carbonation. Feels a bit sweet in places, but overall its decent enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (7763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of crystal malt, resin. Taste is bitter, bitter finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is grassy, pine, grapefruit, orange, caramel. Taste of pine and grapefruit. Very bitter

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle at craigs. Pours pale orange, nose is pine, grapefruit, toffee, taste is similar, dry, bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (19021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
bottle at home ... golden amber .. small white head ... soft zezty passion ... long oily fruit nose ... soft sweet toffee .. thats toffee malts ... caramel toffee malts.. typical over toffee american ipa... but a bit more oily fruits in linger

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14900) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle at Pub Winston. Dark amber color, small white head, lace. Strong fruity hoppyness in the nose. Even overriped banana. Medium-bodied. Overriped sweet flavor. Late bitterness. A bit gimmicky with hop flower. Quite sweet dipa.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle. Hazy copper colour with a scant head and the promised hop cone. Big hop aroma with a sweet malt background. Similar for the taste, a bit sweet and sticky, I suspect this bottle may be past its best as is quite flat.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5803) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB 31/10/2016 - importers sticker, at Kaisla, 20160108) The beer poured amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had tangerine, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were tangerines, fruitiness, resin, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. A bit unpleasant hoppy pale ale. Hoppiness lacked balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wbfudge (3) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
From a 12 oz bottle. Poured an orange amber color with a solid frothy head like water over a Wisconsin River dam. Smells like hops,hops, & hops. Citrusy grapefruit/lime. Has a medium/full mouth feel and I think I detect an ever so slight malt presense at the finish.The hop cone in bottle is kinda cool and I like this beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (834) - SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Decent nose and pretty enough, this potentially potent beer hidez its alcohol well. Structurally its a bit flacid but its not bad and that hop cone gimick is hard to resist for any hophead.


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