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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Hopheads rejoice! This strong IPA takes the style to a new level. It’s a big Imperial IPA packed with Nugget, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. Previously 8.2%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
agl108 (797) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
On draft at Ottos, Penn State. Poured hazy copper with pungent piney nose. Perhaps a bit thin, but fantastic citrusy hops. Another impressive offering from Ottos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
sampled at the CL RB gathering, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Aroma is fresh citrus and pine hops. Taste is fruity citrus hops with a dose of caramel malt, as well as a moderate pine bitterness in the finish. good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2007
My first sample of the day at CL RB gathering. Hand-bottled 22oz provided by Dickinsonbeer. Really fresh aroma, juicy and ripe. Good body and balance to this one, hops were big without being in your face. I liked this better than both Hop 15 and Pliny the Younger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
I had this right after the Pizza Port Hop 15 (both courtesy of the very generous Dickinsonbeer). They tasted so much alike, I couldn’t believe it. The big difference was in mouthfeel. The Double D is more carbonated--and thus a little weaker feeling. Great hop flavor, tons of pine mixed with generous doses of caramel malt. My first beer from Ottos, and certainly won’t be my last.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
Big piney hops in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a medium white head.Lots of malt with a good mix of piney hops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a piney hop/malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Super tropical, yet not fatiguingly sweet - instead a good hefty dose of back-of-the-tongue bitterness of the grapefruit and citrus rind variety. A little sweet sugar in the flavor. Smells floral. Gorgeous bronze, great head. Handbottled via dickinsonbeer. Great example, alcohol in perfect range and not too apparent. Near PP Frank territory for me (and, I think it a similar beer).

   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 didn’t 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (530) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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.

   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 wasn’t 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.

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