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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A double IPA that packs in the malt and hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Alpha King Competition 2006: Poured a golden amber color. The aroma was big on the hops and smelled so fresh. Big on the citrus and pine with grapefruit and orange components. Malty and hoppy flavor mixed nicely together. Citrus notes ran the full length of the beer. There was great balance to this beer. It was one of my favorites of the competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 On Tap at the brewpub and also from cask. This rating is for the draft which I preferred over the cask. Light copper color with a frothy ivory head. Resiny hop aroma with mostly grapefruit notes but a good deal of orange as well. More grapefruit in the flavor as well. Very hop forward with a great malt balance. Hides the alcohol surprisingly well. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Beautiful bight orange-gold color with a fine white lasting head. Strong citrus, resinous orange hop aroma with some woodsy pine notes that comes across as almost syurpy. Pronounced resinous bitterness that coats your tongue and lasts is supported by a well-integrated malt profile that includes a bit of reserved sweetness. Multi-dimensional fresh hops flavors are relentless and highly pleasurable along with its strong, alcohol-driven Ƙ.5%), thick, well-balanced body. Amazing stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
On tap@O’Brien’s: Hazy golden amber color with a small (bar pour) bright white head. Aroma is lightly grassy, sweet and fruity. Flavor starts cotton candy sweet followed by some light sweet grapefruit and finishing kinda dry and grapefruit rind bitter. Medium bodied and smooth with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
On tap @ O’Briens- Pours a clear golden color with a very small head and just a tiny bit of lacing. Aroma is grassy and piney with a very nice hop nose! Flavor is hoppy and grassy with a slight fruitiness coming through- reminds me of grapefruit or some other mild citrus fruit. Very balanced and very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and citrusy, full of hops with a slight piney note and a touch of malt. Reminiscent of tea. The flavor is bitter and piney with a nice grapefruit note and a little malty sweetness. Medium to full bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a short lived head.Color is a somewhat light amber.Aroma was a floral,fruity type.It tasted with a light IPA taste,which I like.This one seems to leave something more desired.I reall like their Wipeout IPA much better,but this is still good.Had a good bitter finish.This will be a bit whimpy for you hard core IPA drinkers,but for the casual drinker it is very drinkable.Had it on tap at the Carlsbad Pizza Port aug. 2006.

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