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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gd4evr (13) - Mar Vista, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
While I can’t give this DIPA a perfect score it is one of my all time faves and the the best always available beer from Port/Lost Abbey. Slight haze to the orange hue with a think and creamy head - good bartender poured it for me. Strong and alluring hoppy aroma without being over the top (Yes, I am talking about Port brother Hop-15). Surprisingly well balanced from the tip of the tongue to the end of the swallow. Hop driven to be sure and not trying to be balanced like a Union Jack, but the malts provide a nice sweetness and medium body mouthfeel to carry all of the hoppy goodness and showcase it the way it ought to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tasted on 4/17/11 from a bomber bottle at Lush West Town. Pours hazy but bright orange with a thick white head that slowly settles into thin but even lace. The nose is resin, citrus, and earthy hops along with light brown sugar, spices, bread, and caramel malt. The flavor is bitter, herbal, spicy, and earthy with hops along with the same bread and caramel malt from the nose. The body is medium and sticky with lively carbonation and a long herbal, bitter, and bread finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bottle - Pours hazy golden amber with a nice foamy white head. Nose is super-bright citrus and grassy hops with enough sweet malt to balance it out. Taste is sweet, with grassy hops and a nice spicy finish. Big malt balances it out. Resiny and syrupy with a decent amount of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
Bomber from Binny’s. Hazy orange color, lots of floaties, medium offwhite head. Hoppy aroma dominated by citrus and orange peel. Caramel taste with hops, more citrus fruits. Good body and carbonation makes this an easy beer to enjoy, but it suffers from a bit unbalanced taste. With the good bitter finish it’s still a very good beer. Too boozy!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3710) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Anyother very well made IPA, this is more bitter than an average double IPA, especially on the finish, the front hop flavors are piney adn citrusy. The citrus carries throughout. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at The Brickskeller during its "Whet" Hop Ales event with Tomme Arthur. Pours a light golden color with not too much head, but almost all the initial foams stays on the sides of the glass. The nose brings some strong notes of pine and floral hops. The taste adds in some citric character along with the pine and floral elements of the nose. The finish is really bitter and quite dry. Quite good, but for me the Get Wet IPA out of Ocean Beach was the clear hop winner of the evening. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-29-2010

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée avec MartinT et Fred82. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe d’ananas. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe d’ananas et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #3596)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
A DIPA worth trying. Orange amarillo fragrant hops. Smooth drinker, this is balanced, no question its well malted, and well hopped. Not especially drinkable, its still a good DIPA.Orange body, lacey full press 2" white foamy head.Bottles from both Michael- P. and Ryan August.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1310) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Chuck’s 85th. This has a hazy orange appearance with a tinge of brown throughout. The fluffy head is rather nice, and this provides the perfect appearance, in my eyes. This has a fresh orange, citrus aroma. Fairly pungent, considering it’s still rather cold. Some malt sweetness comes through, but it’s not enough to get in the way, or anything. Not many dimensions on the nose, but this one is all taste. Fresh grapefruit, orange, and plenty of citrus blasting my taste buds. Wow, this is damn near exceptional. Slight alcohol flavor coming through, but it’s really nothing terribly intrusive. This is some solid stuff, and I’m glad to FINALLY see it on the shelves around these parts. This beer is quite nice, when talking about its texture. Solid, solid, solid stuff here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Pours a hazy orange with a sticky white head. Aroma is tropical hops, pineapple, citrus, caramel, malt. Flavor is bitter piney hops, with a lightly sweet but not too sweet citrus finish. Of note the bottle has a freakish amount of sediment which detracts from the appearance of the pour, but in no way effects anything else.


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