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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.

Bottling Dates:
Batch 032: 8/22/12
Batch 036: 9/11/12


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
The pour is an orangeish color with an off-white head that laces well. The aroma kicks off with pineapple, zesty orange peel, and tangerine. A little chemical sneaks in there with some biscuity malt and herbal notes. Forward flavors of tropical fruit, coconut, and orange jam. There’s some alcohol sting as this tends to be a bit more tangy than bitter. But it does dry out some in the finish with a little lingering hop bitterness. A touch of resin on the back end. Sweetened by plenty of malt but it’s not thick in the body or really hard to consume. Good beer but odd. I don’t have a ton of experience with the Sorachi Ace hop but I’m guessing that’s what is giving this an odd twist. It’s somewhat Belgian IPA like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle - Very sweet candy floss aroma. Clear orange with a white rich head. Orange, lemon and resin with a huge sweet malt backbone. The Sorachi gives it an interesting twist.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (724) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Clear yellow pour, aroma is big hoppy malty, lemon sweet goodness. Taste is a nice sweet citrus kick, mild hop presence and a very clem finish. Really nice IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Shared with local Ratebeerians. Batch 144. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, good dots of lace. Bigger, chewier, kind of chewier, kind of creamy body. Lighter carbonation. Smooth, good bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Good earthy bigger bitter hop. Solid big imperial IPA, with a good malt profile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Danny, Nate, or Chris- I didn’t catch who opened it, but thanks! Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small cream-colored head. Aroma of peach, tangerine, apricot, sweet dough, pineapple, and lemon. The flavor hits all the same fruits and malts, but with more grass and herbs. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel. The Sorachi Ace hops stand out the most in this one, and it works well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2152) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to highwine! pours a hazy light orange color, minimal head. citrus rind and fruity nose. taste is slightly malty then gives way to all hop flavor, very citrusy, then finishes with a drying lingering bitterness that almost gets astringent. slight alcohol warming, but not hot. very delish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine and resin hop. Medium mouthfeel with a dry bitter hop and very bitter finish. Alcohol hidden well, a very good IIPA from Pipeworks.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
8th January 2013
Hazy gold - amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft with fine carbonation providing a mild sting. Lovely soft fruity hops - floral tangerine, peach, mild orange and a little sweet pine. Finishes soft and airy with hops staying soft and fruity. Dangerously drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle at farmhouse tavern. Bright orange and clear. Aroma is weird - citrus and bubblegum and something I can't describe. I think vanilla is what I'm looking for. Crazy IPA. Good but the sweetness is almost overwhelming

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bottle:   Dark dirty straw, very thick and hazy (towards the end of the bottle), large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Sweet candied citrus peel hops on the nose.   Alcohol is noticeable.   Smooth candied citrus peel on the tongue.   Very slight peach or apricot presense.   Smooth, hoppy but not biting, sweet, and enjoyable.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Slight tobacco and tea leaves on the finish.   So glad this wasn’t a hop bomb.   Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.   Thanks for the bottle Kevin!



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