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RATINGS: 77   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 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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Big head on cloudy deep yellow body. Hoppy aroma. Nothing like it smells, rather than solely citrus, getting pineapple and tropical fruit. Above average mouthfeel, not the palate eraser some DIPAs are. Very good drinkability.Thanks Johnsense for this little gem.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of cheesecake, pale malt, cheddar, spicy, herbal hops. The taste is citrus, herbal, resin hops, pale malt, cheese. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness, mild heat, creamy texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8237) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange gold with off white head. Nose and taste is pine/resin, caramel malt, fruit cake and citrus rind. Dry resin finish. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7964) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Slightly hazy gold pour. The smell is mild but pleasant. Some mile malt notes and some tropical hops. The flavor is pleasant, but again not overpowering. It drinks like a pale ale. The malt is there, the hops are a medium to low bitterness. It is citrusy, btu the malt steals the show in a good way here. It isnít sweet and malty but something about the malts are just pleasant. It is tasty. Donít drink it cold though, best around 50-60 degrees. It wont wow your palate or pummel you on the first sip, but it is pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6241) - 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 wasnít a hop bomb.   Enjoyed it more than I thought I would.   Thanks for the bottle Kevin!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle and served in my GI IPA tulip: A slightly hazy golden hue with a lasting frothy head and very good lace. The aroma has major tropical and other fruity esters (mango, melon, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon) along with some bready and caramelized malts. Nice clove and pepper influence along with some noticeable boozy and very minor onion vapours. The taste is actually far more balance than I expected, moderately fruity and slightly acidic but not massively bitter has I thought it would be. The sweeter malt has room to breathe and a spicy kick on the finish does add some depth. There is a hint of herbal garden notes as well. The mouth feel is sharp but outside the warming alcohol it is not all that aggressive. While there are some nice aspects about this beer it is not quite as nice as NvsU or even Ubiquitous.


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