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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


drewbeerme's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Batch 32. Released yesterday. Pours hazy golden with white head. Perhaps a bit darker or hazier than NvU. Aroma of lemon lime, bubblegum, spruce, and lychee fruit. Flavors are sprucy, mango, resiny, lychee, lemon, lime, some caramelly notes add sweetness, and a bit spicy finish, seemingly a spicy Belgian yeast profile but I think thatís sorachi, I think that a belgian yeast could really work here. Getting some booze on the back end. Seems to lack enough bittering hops. Fermented well. Clean, crisp, somewhat syrupy sweet finish. Really tasty and well made. I love sorachi but Iím not sure itís perfect for the iipa. This beer wins on allowing the hops to be the show and showcasing a unique hop like sorachi. Some tweaking and this would be insane.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RxForHealth (149) - - JUL 6, 2014
1 pint, 6oz bottle purchased in Chicago. Pours a yellow apricot with a small head that lasts. Nice lacing. Lots of grapefruit and pine aroma. I find it quite bitter on the palate, the finish is long and continues. An interesting pick, not one I'd have again. 10% alcohol is a lot for a beer-so rated this at the beginning of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22oz bottle pours a hazy golden orange pour with an off white head. Orange citrus and hop taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1277) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bomber pours a hazy golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, mango and orange. Taste do sweet candied citrus hops, slight hop spice on the finish. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruit, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, pine and tropical fruit; Warm finish & fairly bitter; Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Great IIPA. Very easy drinking for a higher alcohol beer. Apricot in color, cloudy, pours with a white head. Almost has a lemon note on the palate.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A super grapefruitty ipa from pipeworks. Very strong in alcohol with a fruity finish. Easy to drink and pours orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (184) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 22, 2014
650 ml bottle from The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki Greece. Orange copper color, hazy, with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel and bread with a hoppy feeling. Taste of caramel, some tropical fruits, grapefruit, sweet fruits. Very sticky aftertaste. Medium to full body with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Clear amber pour with a minimal white head. Plenty of cheesy resinous hop in the beak in tandem with notes of mandarin and tropical fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel mals, citrus, booze and fairly robust resinous hoppage. Quite lively carbonation and fullish mouthfeel. Steadily building bitterness that lingered well into the finish. All considered a good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (734) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub with jimmythespoon. Very interesting beer. Nice hoppy/malty backbone. Nice artwork also.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle @The Vintage, Leith, with a big thank you to Sean. Pours a hazy golden/orange, with an off-white head which while thin is rock solid and lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Tangerine and peach to the fore with an orange marmalade thing going on.Almost floral on the finish a touch of pine as well and a malty hint right at the end, very nice, very drinkable. EDIT - should have said batch 229/231


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