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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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It just wasnt 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2261) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 13, 2012
The pour is a standard medium amber with a short-lasting head. The way it was hyped I was expecting a big hoppy note on the nose but it was more subtle and slightly malted. The body is smooth and medium. The taste though was the big comeback with a more powerful hopped up flavor but also something juicy and fruit-like up front. Bitter but dryish finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeychugg55 (919) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Clear golden orange with a tiny ring of a head. The aroma is buttery caramel malts and floral, citrus hops. Sweet at first, with some alcohol and dryness. The bitterness is just enough to balance. Has an unusual macro pale lager taste in there as well. Not much in the way of flavor and pretty warm for 8.5%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4592) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pours bright clear orange amber into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel and resin aromas. Soft with stale caramel and resin front to back. Bitter earthy sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Deeper golden pour with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted grains, floral hops, citrus, and a some caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus, pine, and a lighter fruitiness. Lighter alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, burnt caramel, light fruit, toasting, and butterscotch. Poured amber in color with a tiny, white head that disappeared except for around the edges. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, resin, light citrus, and some orange. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, pine, resin, citrus finish is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. 8.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2628) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Shared 12 oz. bottle at a local geek tasting. Poured to my sampler with a orange/gold color, modest, off white head foam, and some spotty lacing. The aroma was citrus, mid-fruit, some resin, and malt sweetness. The flavor was similar, adding moderate hop bitterness and fairly hidden alcohol warmth to the medium body. A decent, standard IPA, but not a DIPA imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nearbeer (3897) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2011
12 oz. Clear orange with a small disc of bubbles that tries to last. Nose is fruity orange-toffee, with a touch of resin. Flavor is the same sweetness, with a dose of soured tea leaf, popcorn, and some husky toothpick on the finish. Light-medium body is slightly tingly, seems pretty balanced, but somehow still is almost sickeningly sweet in the combination of the hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 15, 2011
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Vibrant golden orange, medium white head. Aroma: hops, mild caramel, grass, lemon, a little alcohol and grape skin. Flavour: Caramel, malty, a medium mouthfeel, an alcoholic bite with hops and lemon. Sticky finish. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5289) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Hazy copper, with a splotchy white head. Smells sweet, mostly, with a lot of caramel and toffee and honey, then some hoppy notes in the background. Flavor is a mix of piney hops and slick, caramelly malt. Nothing earth shattering here, but tasty. Id buy it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
12oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Clear bubbly copper-amber, large fairly long-lasting off-white pillowy beige head. Smells like a solid US hoppy barleywine - resin, leaf-dryness, plenty of alcohol, very malty indeed - nice!! Taste - well, the same - thick, chewy, a bit boozy (in a good way) - a fairly bitter finish - was not expecting this - very very nice in a 12oz botttle.

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