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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Hopheads rejoice! This strong IPA takes the style to a new level. Itís a big Imperial IPA packed with Nugget, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. Previously 8.2%.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2007
Mjames left this growler for the tasting...that he didnít attend; nice guy. Classic medium amber with a white head. Citrusy, piney tropical fruit nose (amarillo perhaps?) really nice. Big pine, grapefruit, vanilla, tropical fruity, juicy hops with plenty of caramel malt backing. For the amount of hopping, this was very smooth. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Very good IIPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (524) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Glass from brewub before feats of stregth and valor with Dave and TJ. Good, big nose with piney hops, apricots. Flavor good, big at the start and full. Malts balance hops well. Good beer, would be a session if not so strong.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8188) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very dark, hazy brown brew with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with moderate spice and resiny aroma. Some fantastic fresh pineapple and other tropical fruits over a soft toast, caramel and light chocolate maltiness. Very soft wheaty texture. Low to moderate carbonation accentuates the hops brilliantly. As it warms, even more sweet tropical hops, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple come out. Moderate bitterness and a long dry hoppy finish. Awesome stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
For a double IPA, I wasnít too thrilled with the seeminly lack of complexity with this one. It had a good hop profile and a nice bitiness too the ABV; however there was a lack of malt backbone that other Doubles exhibit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RealAle (12) - USA - MAR 15, 2007
Had this beer on tap @ Hopdevil. Great appearance, luscious balanced of sweetness/hops. Very drinkable, the low carbonation helped extremely. The beer had the head and volume of a Nitro beer. One of the best Imp. IPAís you are going to find.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Tap @ Hop Devil Grill - Dark hazy orange, creamy light tan head. Front loaded fresh hop nose of pine, peach, and hints of grapefruit and apricot. As it warms, wafts of brown sugar are well noted too. Flavor is supper hopped without major bitterness. Sweet caramel notes work their way in to actually bring this close to balance. Not quite, but very close. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. A very well made D-IPA in my book...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Decent, hoppy IPA at State Collegeís only brewpub. When you arenít sure, choose this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
Growler. Pours a hazy, orange-rust appearance; fluffy, light tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Lots of chewy grapefruit and citrus hops in the aroma; sweet, maple syrup backdrop. Full, chewy mouthfeel: plenty of orange and grapefruit hops, nice dank quality; well-balanced, maple syrup and candy sugar maltiness; tasty, satisfying double IPA. Medium, citrus and brown sugar finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wild4mild (38) - USA - OCT 11, 2006
Now where did I put that Christmas tree car air freshener? Oh here it is, in my beer glass. Yum. But seriously. Intense hops, some fruit. Not bad once you get use to the intensity of it all. Donít forget to wear your seatbelt!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Growler. Pours a deep almost brownish orange with a thin head. Nose is piney and floral. Ever drink a Christmas tree adorned with grapefruits. Well, this one is it. This was very delicious once you were used to the extreme pineyness, but it all made perfect sense in the end, A flatline of bitterness throughout. Nice balance of the hops and malts. This was a VERY drinkable 2IPA, but be careful of the alcohol, itíll get ya.


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