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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A double IPA that packs in the malt and hops.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 12, 2009
On tap at Carlsbad. Goodness gracious, this is a phenomenal beer, and a relative hidden gem from what I can tell on RB. Appears gold with a fizzy head, just a shade or two darker than the Jetty IPA. Aroma has some early tangerine and citrus zest, rounded by floral hops that suggest Pikake (jasmine). The flavor on this DIPA is so robust. This is assertive flowery notes in the beginning, then some interesting papaya-bubble gum hints of sweetness that never actually “sweeten” this DIPA. Its all there for depth. The palate is medium-bodied, just full enough to let you know this beer is to be respected, but light enough to complement the citrusy flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2008
Lot of floral characters throughout this. A good floral aroma dn first bite. The hops are showing strong at the very end. Great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Tap at Carlsbad. This guy is that fire. Nice full aroma - grapefruit, old orange and resin. Color is deep orange like Hop Stoopid. Flavor is like the aroma but full and juicy. This has it all: the bright fruit character of Alpine Expo, the dank nasty weed craziness of Cobrahood. In essence, this beer is a southern version of Pliny the Elder - I don’t know why people don’t go nuts over it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
GABF 09. One of my favorite DIPA;s of the whole fest. Had to go back at least 3-4 times each session to get more. Pours a hazy yet bright orange with a nice tacky off white head- crazy lace. Aroma is intense hoppiness- prickly almost- similar to the hop dust or resin you get at the end of a bag- lemon, tons of dank weed, citrus, some tropical, lots of fresh cut pine and white cedar oiliness with just a slight carapils caramel thing going on. Flavor is 99% hops- overshadowing the malt which is nice- resinous, oily hops all the way through- gets a bit sharp and harsh but in a good way, tons of citrus, pine sap , resin and fresh minty piney weed- with oily grapefruit in the end - almost seems hairy and fibrous- how fresh the hop resin was in this- kickass.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 6, 2010
On tap PP Carlsbad. Wow, Hops, hops, and more hops. This one came close to knocking me off my feet, thank goodness I was sitting down. A delicious DIPA. Worth the trip to Carlsbad.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1373) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Freshie batch on tap @ PP Carlsbad. Golden, glowing yellow in the glass with a slick of white foam. Aroma is dank, resinous pine, tropical fruit, bitter hops, sweet honey, and a bready malt backbone. Taste is a swirl of resinous hops, pine, citrus/fruit, honey, and a relatively light and bready malt backbone with some lingering alcohol and bitterness. Mouthfeel is clean and sharp. Bad ass hoppy beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
500th IPA Rating, oh and what a great IPA it is.

Growler pours clear copper with thin near white head. The aroma offers up malt sweetened grapefruit and tangelo and some mango too. The taste is straight up yum. I get rich crisp fresh grapefruit and tangelo and a bit of mongo that rolls from flavor hops into more and more resiny bitterness to midway and then carries right into the finish. The background has a touch of sweet malts holding it together. Man! This is good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Keg, half pint. Clear orange with small white head, decent lacing. Big big caramel smell, can smell it from several feet away. Taste is huge caramel and mango. Resin and pine finish - astringency present. Alcohol well hidden. Excellent stuff. My first truly world class American beer.

4.3
   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.


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