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RATINGS: 903   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2011
22 ounce bottle thanks to Joe. Pours a cloudy orange color with a huge white head. A nice aggressive IIPA nose; sweet pine and massive fruity tropical notes. The flavor is a well balanced fairly dry fruity IIPA; some pine, bitterness in the finish, pineapple, oranges, sweet and very drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Tap at Sam Horne’s Tavern. Hazy orange golden pour with a fluffy white head. Head thins after a few minutes but laces well. Pine resin and grapefruit nose. Taste is strong pine hops followed.by a Trix cereal fruity malt cereal flavor. The tastelingers extreremely long on the palate fading into a bitter residue. Full bodied but quite drinkable. Another full flavored hop monster from this great brewer. Mongo would be proud!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours yellow with a large white head. The aroma has toasted malt, lemon, vanilla, and a hint of amonia. The flavor has lemon, honey, grapefruit, grass and toasted malt. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours murky tawny/orange, thick off-white head, sticky lacing, approaching phenomenal. Nose is massive mandarin orange, persimmon, pine, lovely malt notes coming through as well. Flavored of grapefruit, navel oranges, nice bitterness, very spicy and soapy towards the finish, which finishes leafy. Very flavorful and balanced IIPA, one of the better examples of a style that I am starting to tire of. Still a great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Bold lychees and oranges leap from this Double IPA’s plump mouthfeel, leading to sustained resinous bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Generous foam laces atop the hazy golden, soon muddled by the prevalent chunkiness found at the bottom of the bottle.
-Malts offer more body than flavor, which isn’t necessarily a problem for the style, imho.
-The finishing hoppiness is rough and simple, but it remains highly enjoyable if you like the style.
-The soft effervescence and cuddly residual sugars produce a soothing mouthfeel for such a strong ale.

Bottle.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
220z bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a foamy off-white head. Very heavy carbonation with a fair amount of sediment floating around. Aroma is of citrus, hops, grapefruit, caramel, and malt. Taste is of juicy and bitter citrus hops, caramel, and grapefruit. The hop flavor isn’t as strong as I had anticipated. Heavy malt base to it too. Lingering taste of bitter hops. Very easy to drink. Nothing spectacular, but it’s worth a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Attractive copper orange pour with three fingers of tight bubbled head that dissipates but leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Huge floral and tropical fruit nose. Same in the flavor with substantial bitterness in the front palate, caramel in the mid and dryness in the back. Slight creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Macegan75 (702) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Pours an opaque orange brownish color with slight head and lacing. The nose is sweet smelling with fruity ketones and slight esters. The first sip is the not like th nose at all. Big hop bitterness but very nicely balanced with a slight bready quality that quickly goes to a citrus hop finish. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4248) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange/amber color. Aroma of fresh hops, grass and resin. Flavor has a hint of malt, dominated by sharply bitter hops. Pine resin and citrus, its all West Coast. Not very strong for a Double IPA or malt strong either. Loads and loads of grassy hops. Whoo.
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: APR 29, 2011 22oz bottle, just arrived in Chicago. Pours hazy orange-amber with big foamy white head. Nose has faded citrus and cat pee hop notes some oxidized malts. Flavors are stale oxidized malts, citrus, mango, cat pee, damn just not crisp and fresh like it should be. Damn I’m a sucker again. Tap at Haymarket, Pours hazy golden with white head. Nose is nice and fruity but nothing huge, lemon and oranges. Flavors have orange and grapefruit rind. Booze on the backend. Good but nothing special.


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