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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 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


BBB63's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6038) - 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.


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aarongobrew (2) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Good thick malty ipa nice balance orange flavor. Over all goo d beer recommend and will bye more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orange color, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was dank yet floral, citrus as grapefruit & lemon, some resin, with a bit of earthy greenery. The taste proceeded with a similar profile, adding a little spiciness, some booze, dryness, and hop bitterness that was citrusy & rind-like, with decent lingering qualities, in a medium body. Nice, but more as an Imperial 101,... except for the abv.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (8550) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1994) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, light mango and tropical fruit, some orange peel in there as well. Taste is fairly big and bold bitter, pine like, with a lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Body is surprisingly light, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2868) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This is a great big ole IIPA that tastes like a great big ole IPA. It is cloudy orange golden w/ a long-lasting head of fine bubbles. The most interesting thing about this stuff is it has a really strong dill quality from the hops--most likely the Sorachi Ace specifically. It is otherwise pretty much spot on for the style: not too sweet, strong, full bodied, mild carb and very much hop focused. The hop character in the nose could be a bit more vibrant on this is my one complaint but this definitely has a solid hop flavor. It is relatively drinkable given its high alcohol content as well though there is a bit of burn on the back of the throat. Overall, I’d call this solid but not excellent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RxForHealth (155) - - 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 (1079) - 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 (1344) - 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 (2003) - 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 (181) - 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.


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