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RATINGS: 870   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2719) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Pours a hazy orange amber color with no head. Aroma of hops, pine, resin, and citrus/orange. Lots of hop bitter flavor with pine, citrus, and some caramel. This one is really well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Free bottle thanks to wavers. Poured a brilliant hazy gold with a white head that lasted forever and left some great lacing. Aroma was citrus, pine, orange, and a touch of pineapple. Flavor was huge pine up front followed by a subdued amount of malt. Body was medium with a soft frothy carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - MAR 21, 2011
another winner from Port Brewing. This one is really good. Lots of hoppy charachter. Multiple yummy, citrusy strains tossed in there. Overall good taste, spice, citra, piney, resiny sweet dirty malt with more dry hops. Delicious, smells like awesome! Malt was second to hops and light and followed nicely. WIN

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1200) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at The Daily Pint. Slightly hazy, bright bright orange with a thick creamy off-white head with intricate lacework. Strong grassy and citrus hops aromas featuring lemon, orange, and tropical fruits. Sharp, clean bitterness up front on the palate that was strong on the tropical fruits. A hint of caramel malt provides a sens of balance. Medium body, nicely carbonated, and a clean crisp hop finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Wonderful pour - translucent, coppery, orange color with notable sediment and an off-white, very full, dense, creamy head which leaves a rocky, creamy layer and leaves drippy/sticky lace all over. The nose is wonderfully juicy and full of Columbus; tropical fruits (kiwi, mango), tangerine, resinous, floral, and hints of rustic. The flavor is very similar with tangerine and white grapefruit more prominent, some kiwi still, a very high bitterness starting resinous but turning rustic and almost herbal in the finish, pine in the middle. The palate is medium to full, sticky/creamy/oily mouthfeel, and a nearly lively carbonation. The beer finishes long, dry, and still very bitter with lots of Simcoe rustic, almost herbal, and lingering kiwi notes. To be honest, these unbalanced, drying hop bombs are not my favorite examples of the style, but this brewery always seems to use a balancing combination of high citrus or fruity hops. Maybe the most bitter beer I have tried, or damn close, but the use of Columbus and Simcoe (2 of my favorite high AA hops) really creates pleasant hop flavors to counteract the intense dryness and bitterness, and without much malt presence to speak of. A very straight forward, bitter, big hop IIPA but nearly no alcohol noted and certainly one of the more intriguing hop monsters out there. LA/PP is/are awesome. I had to try this again to make sure that I really liked it as much as my rating suggested... Turns out, it was better than I had originally thought. Like I said, this type of IIPA usually is a miss for me, but the combination of the juicy citrus notes, the addition of tropical fruits, and combination of everything created something I have yet to try. In this style of IIPA, there is no equal, PERIOD.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a very large white head. Aroma of pine & citrus/grapefruit hops with some sweet malts. Flavor is massive pine & citrus hops with some sweetness. Very bitter all the way through with almost no hint of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2011
12 ounce pour - $5.00 at the Brick Store Pub in Decatur, Georgia.

Appearance: Delivered to the table a delicately hazed, light copper-hued body with an inch of spumy, white foam.

Smell: Thin scaffold of pale malted barley atop which bright hoppy notes of white grapefruit, pith-packed lemon, pine needles, and orange peel rest.

Taste: Modest pale maltiness, subdued in taste, with a light, fast flourish of simple syrup sweetness. Strong push of citrusy hop character, following through with the fruity notes from the nose, as well as a good bit of resin-coated pine. Medium-high bitterness. Some noted alcohol warmth on the portions of the tongue not numbed by the cumulative hoppiness. A little citric acid. Finishes quite dry with a longstanding bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Amply carbonated.

Overall: Yep, it’s a hop-bomb DIPA, alright, solid for what it is.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1944) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle shared by MatSciGuy! Hazy orange pour, little carbonation, and an aroma of fresh hops. Flavor is tons of pine, bitters and a tiny bit of citrus on a very dry finish. This one had a really strong and lasting bite, very good (and unique.)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppyhampy (73) - , California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 2/4/11. Pours a cloudy amber-orange with three fingers of foam. Lots o carbonation and lacing. Nose is full and resiny. Bright, floral, and sticky hops get rounded out by a rich malt. Pineapple and mango. Very good balance here. Full bodied but the mouthfeel is made lighter by the carbonation of which there might be a bit too much of. Hops are a little subdued on the palate. Still nice and resiny but the rich malt drowns out some of the lighter hop flavors I like. Orange peel and grapefruit. This is an outstanding DIPA. Maybe even a great one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Port has a knack for IPAs and this is right up there with Wipeout. Pine, earthy, slightly grassy, and citrus hop aromas. The taste has more of the same with some resinous, caramel undertones. Heavy bitter finish that doesn’t overpower the palate. I will be drinking more of this soon.


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