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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
It just wasnít enough to use a blend of 5 varieties of hops in our India Pale Ale. We needed more. We needed to go wholehog! So, we added a sixth hop and created a more pronounced hop nose and a massive hop flavor for our American twist to this legendary style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Second try, a little better this time. Less citrus and more dry. Old review follows. Dark copper colored body with a fluffy khaki head on top. The initial nose is oranges with some almonds and toast. Up front, it smells like most big IPAís. Toasted almonds and grapefruit and fairly strong up front. However, the finish is a syrupy sweet mess of orange juice and pistachios. I wanted to like this one more, but the finish ruins it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy orange color with a decent white head. Citrusy aroma, orange and grapefruit maybe. Citrus flavor as well, a slight hop bitterness in the finish, pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma opened with a dose of dirty, earthy notes and light bandaid.. thankfully that wore off rather quickly, but unfortunately it was followed by a dose of rubbing alcohol.. finally some caramel maltage accented by spicy floral and light citrus hops came through. The flavor started with tangy citrus zest and some boozage, with sweeter caramel coming through at the core.. there was actually more sourness and booze around the edges than hop bitterness (citrus and earth for the most part).. finished tacky, hot, and not tasty. Medium-plus bodied with a heavy, oppressive feel to it.. carbonation was alright.. didnít care for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with a cream head. nose is citrus, hops and not much else. not bad on the palate but the hops are int he back with caramel in the front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with a caramel aroma, no foam, flavor is sweet caramel with a light bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
(12oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a clear amber with no head, bubbles or lacing. Nose is great with honey, toasted caramel and almost no hops. Taste is hops, honey, with an oily mouthfeel. This beer is undercarbonated a bit as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with not much head. Aroma is lacking..not much there. taste is very bleh. some hops notes, some malt, but nothing goes together and just runs around the mouth trying to get together. Unbalanced, uninteresting, and yet another smash hit from this brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gobeers (13) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Poured from the bottle with a rich frothy head. Aroma was a good balance of hops. Nothing specific but pleasing. Flavor was of toffee malts and hops. Overall a very solid beer. A strong malt backbone to support the hops. A hefty amount of bittering that didnít burn my tongue. This is what I imagine IPAs once tasted like

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours a copper color with thin off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, some diacetyl and caramel malt. Taste is much the same. This wasnít a very good IPA in my book. Lack of a citrus profile, combined with the diacetyl just donít add up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours an amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is grassy hops, light citrus, and a medium amount of malts. Taste is much the same. Tastes more like an IPA to me. A decent standard fair, but nothing exciting.

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