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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%.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22 oz bottle poured into a Russian River tulip. AROMA: Bready malt, faint hops and alcohol. APPEARANCE: Hazy copper color with some off white head the dissipates into a ring round the glass and bit of skim. TASTE: Sweet malty taste at first, then hop bitterness, finishes with malt and hop balance. This is really balanced! PALATE: Medium bodied with creamy texture. Average carbonation. OVERALL: I acquired this as an extra in a trade. Quite a treat! If you like balanced double IPAs, this would be a good one to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate amber color with an off white head. The nose brings a good dose of grapefruit and citrus hops. Maybe a hint of pine. The taste isn’t quite as hop forward and shows a bit of malt. A touch of alcohol as well. The feel is really nice and bitter with a really good finish. Drinks well and is a nice DIPA all around. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-02-2010

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
This, not meaning to be redundant, is a big frigging beer. Floral notes on the nose. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Lots of different hop sensations on the tongue. Doesn’t easily wash away with water. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger frothy beige head that left some sparce lacing. Pretty big citrusy and slightly resiny hop nose with a fairly hefty malt base. I can smell a touch of amarillo in there. The flavor is quite heavy and thick with a fairly hefty amount of bitterness, but the big malt base really competes with the hops a little too much. I never quite get Double IPAs that are this malt forward, when I want a Double IPA, I want double the hops but not always double the malt. It’s just a little too sweet and caramel focused. Rather thick and chewy body with some clingy stickiness on the finish with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not bad really, just not to my liking for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits (peach, mango, orange), caramel, and citrus. Flavour of spicy hops, tropical fruits (as above), caramel and citrus. Most excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7015) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brian. Poured a clear orangish amber with a near white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was pine with a hint of citrus and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor had a strong pine note that was slightly dank with an earthy grain and bread backing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3828) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle, vferg brought to PPSG’10. White head, on an orange pour. Pine and slight citrusy hop aroma. A little warming, some grapefruit and pine as well on the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Amber with minimal head. Citrus and piney aroma. Flavor: pine dominates the citrus, but both are noticeable. Quite bitter. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, which is the only thing keeping this from being a great DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2302) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Tried to get this on tap at the brewery, no luck, had to get it by bottle. Orange/amber color, very clear. Thin fast fading head. Nose is grapefruit plus toffee, interesting. Palate is chewy, a tad bitter, some caramel, and ends very dry. No alcohol presence detected. Hops blast it I guess. They come on really strong at the end.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Caramelly aroma, hint of pine. Clear amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is alcoholic and quite bitter. Rough alcohol and bitterness. OK sweetness, but not enough to balance. Rough, unbalanced and unpolished.


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