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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. It’s a big Imperial IPA packed with Nugget, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. Previously 8.2%.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Sampled draft at the Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest. Good IPA not a Imperial IPA. Nice hop bite to it. Besides that tasted like an IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2006 Hazy copper color with a small off white head and nice lacing. Nice big citrus hop aroma. Nice big piney, resiney, hop taste. Full and bitter, a beautiful double IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
Pours dark straw/amber colored. Huge aroma of hops, with some citrus, and floral notes. Tastes extremely hoppy, and finishes with more hops, malt, slight dryness, and some fruitiness. I took a growler of this home (I bought 3 growlers here on my first visit, that's how good the beers were).

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2004
Oh, the resin, the resin, it was like camping in a pine forest without a tent. Or maybe like making out with someone who'd wearing a pine-fresh car doohickey around their neck. Whatever turns you on. This tasted very much like sucking on a pinecone, the malt background seemed to recede the longer it was in my mouth and it finished intensely bitter. Hop juice isn't my cup of tea, but I keep trying the biiter beers looking for one that will impress me. This is too unbalanced, in my opinion, but if you're a hop head you will probably dig it.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Co-rated with Scraff... Very hazy, amber ale with a very small, creamy, white head. Decent lacing. The aroma is of grapefruit and other citrus fruits, caramel and pine. Lots of cascade hops? The flavor is nicely bittered from beginning to end. Malt-wise, there are some caramel notes, but overall, to drink this elixir is like chewing on juniper berries and pine cones. Hops, baby! Medium-bodied with an extremely dry mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
Very nice deep amber in colour with lots of hops and malts in the nose. Very intense resinous hops in the mouth blending with the malts. Grapefruits . Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Excellent IPA, huge hoppy nose, flavor & aftertaste, nice malt profile to balance it all out, very drinkable, a bit of fruitiness in the flavors as well, great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Nice big hop/malt balance. Lots of american hops, but balanced with a big malt profile. Well worth seeking.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Cloudy deep read with an orange tint. Nos eis scotchy and hoppy with a subtle hint of fruit. Lots of hops, very dry, slight roasty hint. Tart finish, a bit chewy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, lurking alcohol. Finish is medium intense grapefruit. Medium-full body, slightly sticky.


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