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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Sampled at GTMW 2009 (Madison, WI). Pours a dark golden clear pour, creamy white that sticks around small, laces ok. Aromas are tropical fruits up front, caramel and pale malts with good hoppy bitterness, decent body, aromas. Flavor brings the bitterness with faint pine and florals showing up on the finish. Flavor is full and enjoyable, leaving pleasant bitterness as well as pretty good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2009
On tap at Piece. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is of floral hops, citrus, pine, and caramel. Taste is of resiny floral hops. Nice big hop presence in this beer. There is also lots of pine and citrus. Backbone of caramel malt evens the beer out nicely. Very big alcohol burn is present. Each sip finishes with lots of pine and hops. Mouthfeel was sticky, but strangely soapy. Aside from that, it was a very good and easy drinking beer, despite the high alcohol content.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007 Strong hop aroma. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a fruity grapefruit flavour. Crisp and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2009
tap at brewery. poured a orange pour with thick off white head. lacing. big rich caramel aroma with piney hops. big and bitter. great beer. At 9.5 it hits you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3371) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Golden pour with thick white head. Big, resiny, piney hop forward aroma. Big, sticky hop flavor. Strong hop flavor with nice light malt backing. Great for hop heads, delicious DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Great name! LOL. Draft at brewpub. Pours amber with a n off white head an webby lacing. Aroma of caramel, sugary malts, fruity esters, and floral hops. Medium bodied with a very slight stickiness to the texture. Flavor of toffee countered by an assertive piney and grapefruit bitterness. This has a nice bite to it, and sort of reminds me of Pliny, but after 24 hours in the growler. Good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2009
I liked this beer. Very big mouthfeel with lots of very resiny hops. Nicely balanced, but it pales in comparison to the Full Frontal that I was drinking before it...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2009
On tap at Piece. Enjoyed side by side with Moose Knuckle. The copper color of this is exceptional for the style and well done. The nose is grapefruit intermingled with rosemary, and the palate is where these flavors blend with demera sugar and buckwheat honey. Nice finish. A very drinkable IIPA, particularly for the level of alcohol, although not as drinkable and unctuous as the Moose Knuckle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2009
hazy orange with white head and decent lace. on tap at piece. huge hop nose with lots of citris grapefruit. hides the alc very well. great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Small to medium sized soapy/creamy off white head with great lacing. Body is a hazy golden color. Nose is ammonia, pears, catty hops, and pine. Taste is pine, honey, butter scotch, and rubber glove. Mouthfeel is nice a coating and finishes super long and bitter. Delicious.


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