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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5244) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours copper with a thick, lingering, lacy head. Aroma very strong of resiny and citrusy hops with a little caramel malts. The flavor of the hops is stronger than most beers I have tasted, and it’s really interesting. Wish it had more malts to make it thicker, but I wouldn’t want to take away from the hoppiness. A really good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2992) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Nice lemony aroma! Very balanced between swetness and fresh citrus.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Well balanced. Very fruity and sweet with a bitter (though not overly bitter) aftertaste. I like how this is incredibly hoppy without being too bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Hazy red-orange pour with some sediment, thick white head that retains well. Aroma of pineapple, caramel, honeydew, pine, smells great. Starts off sweet with light carbonation leading to bitter and finishing dry, bitter - resinous like a mouthful of fresh hops. Medium full body, moderately low carbonation, alcohol is hidden well. A great hoppy beer, something Port consistently does well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Sampled at 1702, Tucson; August 2011
The beer arrives with a half finger thick, lightly tan colored head that leaves lots of layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a straw gold color that shows some hop haze when held up to the light. The aroma is noticeable as soon as this is set down on the table with notes of lychee, floral peach and flower nectar just emanating from the glass. A closer inspection yields a much more pungent fruitiness as well as a backdrop of pine and perhaps a touch of herbal notes. The hop fruit character definitely takes center stage here; after a bit more of a ripe tangelo zest like character becomes noticeable. As the beer warms up quite a bit a noticeable, cracker like, pale malt character starts to become noticeable in the nose.

A prickly carbonation keeps this fairly light as it rolls across the palate. There is a huge flavor of tangelo zest (amazingly, distinctly, clearly tangelo zest, so much so that you would think this was part of the ingredient list), a slightly rough, biting bitterness and some herbaceous raw hop astringency. This is quite light bodied when compared to many a Double IPA, but it hits perfectly for what I want in a good example of the style. A touch of spicy alcohol is noticeable in the finish and adds some peppery notes to the herbal hop flavors found in this beer. A touch of dank, herbaceous, slightly garlic-chive like, sort of “hemp”-oil laden hop flavor backs up the upfront fruit character. The hop fruit character is definitely the dominant note in the flavor (though perhaps not quite as pronouncedly as in the nose); in addition to the tangelo zest, there are softer notes of lychee, grapefruit zest, a touch of orange blossom, and a bright Curacao Orange zest notes. The malt clearly plays a far behind, supporting role here, but there is still enough of it to provide just enough sweetness to this dry beer so that the fruity hop character is supported and there is also a touch of chewy pale grain character (somewhat cracker like, and not quite bread like).

This is a really nice Double IPA; one of the best that I have had in quite a while. Lately I feel that I have been avoiding the style because so many of them are thick enough to be confused Barleywines, but this one is certainly exactly what I am looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3939) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pour is a bright golden with lots of floties. Aroma is a nice citrus hop. Flavor is the same, all things hoppy with lots of bittnerness. Its a hop bomb and not much more to say.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rfg0829 (15) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Aroma Citrus, fruity floral hops Appearance Lots of white head, golden amber, unfiltered Taste Citrusy, caramel, Palate Medium body, smooth, medium bitter after taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
Big bottle, shared by beer pal Ole Anders. Clear golden with a two inch, beige head leaving excelent lacing. Citrus and apricot aroma. Sweet, light salty, bitter into a long finish. Full bodied. Fresh and delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Appearance is hazy gold with 2 finger tightly bubbled head, good bordering on great head retention. Aroma is peach, grapefruit peel, more citrus, and light toasted cereal. Taste is a complex citrus explosion balanced with a malt profile that is more honey-like than caramelly, in the aftertaste, the herbal character of the hops overwhelms their initial citrusy attack. Body is light-medium, creamy/slick mouthfeel, avg carbonation, nice bitter finish that is not too intense given the style. The result of all of these characteristics amount to subtelty (an adjective usually not associated with double IPA’s) and incredible quaffability. Don’t pass this one up!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy IL. They could not tell me how fresh this was, but they did say they are rotating this one quite a bit. Pours amber orange with a retentive off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, but not overly assertive. Medium bodied with steady carbonation with an oily mouthfeel. Extremely pale malt backbone that showcases a very bitter hop profile of grapefruit rind and pine. Dry and long bitter finish. This is pretty much a hop bomb and not a session IPA. Almost IIPA like in perceived bitterness.


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