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Pioneer the New Frontier - Double California Style IPA

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Double California Style IPA (11% a.b.v / 8.0 s.r.m. / 80.0 i.b.u.) Third in the series. Brewed with 2 row malted barley, crystal 40 malt and wheat malt. Hopped with cascade, perle, columbus, chinook, centennial and amorillo hops. All malt and hops are grown, produced and harvested in the United States. American beer through and through!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hampale (71) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Picked up a Tall Boy can while traveling in CT even though I was somewhat wary of the 11% ABV noted on the label of this Double IPA. As it turns out, my concern was quickly shown to be unwarranted. Poured the 16 oz. into a glass and failed to find any significant harshness or booziness in the body or taste - overall, a very well balanced higher alcohol IPA. My only regret is that I purchased only 1 can and its not distributed in my home state so future enjoyment depends on my next CT trip.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2907) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
From the 650 ml. bottle. Heady orange-amber pour with lacing left behind. Murky. The aroma is spiced up more than the usual citrus and floral sensations I have experienced with DIPAs. I really enjoy that aroma that masks the booze of the 11% and features an under currant of toasted pale malts. Some black licorice on top of it all. The body is full and bold. OK! Here comes the booze in the taste. That is more predominant than I thought it might be after the spiced aroma. Also a spiced, bitter finish. Maybe some black pepper. Just dynamite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
bottle, fuller bodied orangeish pour. strong beer in a boozy sense. shows off the 11%. Agressively hopped, piney notes, orange marmalade. herbal. citrus zest. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhopsbeertalk (285) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2014 The aroma is citrus and earthy, vaguely boozy. Hop flavors really pop notes of grapefruit and citrus. Hugely bitter, lingers in the finish, delicious!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pioneertodd (2) - Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
Perfect balance between the booze the malt and the California hops!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with almost no head. Nose is boozy with a bit of citrus and pine. Mouthfeel is thin and there is too little carbonation. The alcohol is too apparent and diminishes the grapefruit and pine flavors. This one needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Thanks to jdurdz for sharing. Hazy orange with a white head. The aroma is a mix of pine and orange. The flavor has some piney notes as well as some biscuit malts. Tastes a bit old but still enjoyable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Growler shared by wolf.... Bright orange in color, big head. Smell nice and hoppy! Lots of fruit and pine. Good balance. Taste is great as well. Tons of hop flavor.... fruity, pine notes, grass... but well balanced with out being over the top. I was really surprised to see this at 11 percent... I would of guess between 7 and 8. Really easy to drink. Overall: They really nailed the west coast DIPA style. Great brew! Thanks wolf!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kassner (1507) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2012
cloudy golden yellow, as advertized, a real double IPA. The fragrant hops hide the alcohol. a truly dangerous combination.

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