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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leaderís skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether youíre 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3100) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 2, 2014
Batch 229-231. Pale golden colour with a foamy off-white head with good lacework and long lasting. Aroma is ver fruity with notes of citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and tropical fruits, some caramel and resins hops. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration, notes of tropical fruits with good maltiness and some caramel notes. The final has a moderate bitterness that hides the high ABV. Creamy and smooth on palate. Very enjoyable IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1967) - GREECE - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy golden color with white head. Hoppy, fruity and floral aroma and taste. Alcohol is hidden and it tastes more like an IPA than a DIPA. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #229-231 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. First of all, great name/theme. The beer is a bright orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Sticky latticework of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of pithy grapefruit, hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
My bottle was not the freshest, 144 I think. Nice hops citrus , especially the sorachi ace. Just enough malts to keep it from tipping over. Cool new brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1727) - 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. Thereís 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 itís not thick in the body or really hard to consume. Good beer but odd. I donít have a ton of experience with the Sorachi Ace hop but Iím guessing thatís what is giving this an odd twist. Itís somewhat Belgian IPA like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (9820) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (931) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9513) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Danny, Nate, or Chris- I didnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (3557) - Melboring, 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.

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