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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A double IPA that packs in the malt and hops.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5344) - Newark, California, USA - APR 9, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 7th Annual Bistro Double IPA fest. This Imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color, Small sized head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and piney. Nice balance. Big double IPA with lots of hop flavors without being over the top with the bitterness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Cask at The Linkery, San Diego. Pale orange cloudy beer. Aroma is huge and is full of dank wet piny hops. Sweet fruitiness and juiciness also hold up the rear, showing apricot, peach, pear and mango over a soft lean pale malt base. The texture is very soft allowing the hoppiness to completely wash over the palate, unobstructed by heavy carbonation. Sweet fruity hops, some wet leafiness with a touch of soft sweetness and even a bit of wheaty character. On the finish the sweet interplay of pale malt and tropical hops gives way to a moderate bitter character. A great IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
tap@ toronado orangey gold. leaves some love on the glass. citrus hop flavour, real bitter. a dance of flowerz on my tongue. real smooth but there is a bite of alc at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danem (15) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2007
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours an orange yellow color, small white head from the tap. Grapefruit and piney citrus notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Great balance of hops with a mild malt support. A near perfect double IPA that doesnít go extreme.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2007
Very generously hopped ale, bitter and piney but mostly alcoholic. Not to many fruity o sweet flavors there. Mostly razor sharp hops, with a acidic finish. Lacked malts to balance it out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Generously hand-bottled from Chris Quiroga. Didnít even realize this was a Double IPA until I looked! Aroma is rich citrusy hops with a touch of malt in back, lightly bitter with good pine and soft cheese. Pours with almost no head. Very very tasty stuff, hops are at once strong but soft, generously balanced and amazingly drinkable... as I said, I had no idea this was a double IPA... I figured more around 6%. Iím not really that crazy about IIPAs, but this one is very, very nice. Well done!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (4024) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Draft at the Bistro DIPA Fest; Citrus hop nose; Slightly hazed amber with a medium white head; flavor of citrus hop bitterness. One of my least favorites from the Fest!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Grapefruit colour with white head, c-hop aroma. On-tap at Port Carlsblad.A good bitter mouth-puckering amount of hops, piney and some grapefruit-like and lemon acidity in the finish. Not bad for a double IPA. Refreshing and would have again in a bottle, maybe some day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
orange amber color. Smell of malt, hops, apricots, orange zest, grass, grapefruit, caramel and spice. Taste of pine, hops, malt, salt, oranges, orange zest, wood and flowers. Wonderful bitterness at the end. Thanks brewblackhole for sharing this great IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2007
Cask at Oíbriens on 1/19/07. Pours cloudy yellow with a thin bright white head. The aroma was extremely hoppy and piney with a definite wood feeling. There are trade offs always when beer is consumed in sequnce with other brews. I had this after drinking a pint of pliny the younger and in comparison this tasted thin. It is not thin I imagine but it tasted that way. Still this brew has a nice kick and is less hoppy but potentially more complex than pliny.


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