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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It just wasn’t 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6502) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (6431) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12 ounce my wife bought at Good Foods. Amber like in color. Fruity esters. Malty overall. Too sweet and fruity for my taste - but I recognize some IPAs take on this approach.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma features a lot of grapefruit notes, as well as some biscuit malt. The flavor is a bit similar. The grapefruit notes still dominate, but I get some pine and a decent amount of bitterness. There is also some nice biscuit malt backbone. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6052) - 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. I’d buy it again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6044) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Patrickctenchi (5953) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle: Labelled as 1857 LTD Edition Pours nearly clear amber with a short, light tan head. Sweet, sugary, hop aroma. Taste is malty sweet and bitter hops. Rather mismatched flavour blendings...sweetness and hops at odds with each other. Not too good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours bronze with a good sized rocky beige head. The aroma is bready and malty with a bit of toast and light earthy hops. Medium / thick body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits, but on the nutty side and is very earthy with the hops, but the hops are not up front. The finish is spicy, bready and alcoholic. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5773) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet malt with a hint of resin. Sweet caramel malt with light resiny bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5756) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Draft at the OF. Filtered deep orange-brown color. Solid foamy head. All sorts of orange-lemon peel bitterness. Lots of hop character though mostly on the bitter citrus end of the spectrum. Thick malt backbone, this is definitely a full-bodied, rich IIPA. A touch unrefined, but I can appreciate the intense bitterness for what it is. Worth a try, sort of like an overly assertive British IPA.


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