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RATINGS: 973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 4.0 A: Heavily hazed dark yellow color. Two fingers of off-white, frothy/creamy hybrid head. Decent retention with lots of lacing. 3.5 S: Piney and citrusy hops and lightly sugary. Main culprits are grapefruit and orange. Not very complex from the hops and the malts don’t contribute much of anything. Moderate yeastiness rounds out this beer. 3.5 T: Like the nose - hops and yeast with no malt component. Piney and grapefruit again with tropical fruits. Focus on orange, pineapple, and maybe some mango too. Again, not very complex. Yeastiness gives an overall bready vibe. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and reasonably smooth. 3.5 D: I’m not really that impressed with this one. The bottle conditioning covers up a lot of what is right with this beer (the hop flavor). Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-21-2011 03:23:19

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2011
22 oz. bottle. A huge off white foam that takes forever to fade and is so big 3 pours were required in my 22 ounce glass. Sticky chunky lacing. A hazy, yeasty golden orange beer that is well carbonated. A nice rich pine and bready aroma. The flavor is huge hop effects. Pine, big bitterness, grain, complex citrus and passion fruit, and some orange peel zestiness. This is a blueprint for a fine IIPA. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
khuiljoebee (5) - USA - JUN 25, 2011 does not count
The aroma is hop filled citrus scent. It’s a very lively batch, bubbling about like a fish tank. The appearance is a mildly roast amber, an translucent bronze with a thick egg white head that sits about like sea foam. On first taste I get the aroma of citrus hops, possibly cascade, followed by the bittering hops and citrus flavors of grapefruit lemon and malts. It has a strong bitter finish with lemon grass burps. The palate is great, tickling with lively fizz. Bitter and long lasting and thin on the texture. Overall great beer for 5 bucks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2011
pours a hazy golden, hazy color with average white head and little lacing. aromas of strong citrus: grapefruit, lemons, tangerines. taste is sour with some light sweetness and mild bitterness on the back end. body is medium with some lively carbonation. overall, this one represents the west coast IPA’s well. with a nice dry, long, bitter finish and solid hoppiness, it hits the spot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (596) - Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Aroma is strong floral and citrus hops, grapefruit and a touch of pine, some malt in the background. Pours hazy and light golden, lots of floating particulate, thick off-white head with good retention. Flavor is hop-forward with citrus and tropical fruit notes dominating, mango and grapefruit with some pine sap resin. Decent light caramel/toasty malt backbone, but malt is pretty much cast aside by the hops. Medium body and carbonation, solid IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6920) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours clear golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mango and some pine. Taste is strong bitter from those fruity hops, dry and smooth mouthfeel. Ends dry and bitter, with a lingering anesthetic feel to my palate, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Crushed at GABF ’10. Big hoppy brew. Right up my alley. Not completely overpowering, but pretty packed. Big citrus, grapefruit, and bitter hops. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NosirIwont (2187) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a big, creamy off-white/yellowish head. Good lacing. Sweet citrus and pine hop aroma with a bit of a bite. Malty background. Sweetish, slightly greasy, citrus and pine hop flavour. The alcohol is present, but creates a full-bodied profile rather than interfering. Tart, bitter hop finish. Lingering bitterness with a touch of liquorice. Me likey...! 21.06.11.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle, courtesy GT2. Pour is golden with a good white head that leaves amazing lace. Aroma is everything you love about IPAs: mango, oranges, pineapple, like eating fruit salad. Flavor is very bitter but no nutiness, fruity with a good malt balance. Palate is very bitter but oily. Just an all around excellent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Poured from bottle to glass, not a nice glass, but a glass regardless. Pleasant earthy, piney aroma with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was mostly hoppy with a solid showing in the malt department. Would gladly have this one again.

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