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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010, 5th Aug 2010. Amber. Quite flat palate. More of a full fruit salad nose than the Stone Emperial Iíd just tried - definite pineapple and lychee notes. Similar flavour to the preceding beer though, lots of resin, citrus and warming alcohol. Perhaps a bit tired by this point in the day - didnít feel like it was in perfect condition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
5th August 2010. GBBF.
Hazy gold beer. Little white suddy head. Light semi dry palate. Very hoppy but surprisingly not that bitter. Grapefruit, pine grass, orange, peach - itís all going on here. Finishes dry. Nice IPA. Lots of hop flavour. Very little hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Goldeny orange colour with small head. Aroma is fruits, some caramel malts as well as mild grassy and floral notes. Flavour is fruity, wooden, earthy, grassy and floral along with some sweet and bready malts as well. Rather bitter, but wellbalanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Growler from the Abbey. Pours a dark copper color with no head (typical growler pour). Nose is heavy on pine with a little citrus pollen. Tastes sweet up front with some tropical flavored hops and pine needle flavors that are quickly subsumed by a sharp, dry, grapefruit bitterness. The malt flavors are definitely present in the background, but donít stand out other than lending a little sweetness to balance all the hops. The mouthfeel is oily with a resinous character and a strong carbonation. Ends on a short bitter note that leaves some stickiness on the tongue. Overall a pretty tasty and drinkable IIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Review from notes from way back in April. Growler shared by me. A - Pours with two fingers of off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves tons of lacing. The body is a hazy golden yellow with orange hue in color. S - A bunch of pine and citrus, not much malt notes. T - Big hoppy notes, some pine, slight malts. M - Medium, oily, slightly dry finish. D - Pretty darn good, but not quite on the level as other WC DIPAs.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2358) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy golden honey with a medium sized fluffy white head. Aroma is hoppy with hints of light mango, faint pine, and citrus. Taste of light mango, citrus, and pine. Hoppy stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2010
Cloudy golden with a medium to large off white head. Hoppy nose with plenty of grapefruits, lemons and pale malt. Flavour was bone dry with loads of hops, pine, grapefruits, lemon and pale malt. Finished dry and very bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2013) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2010
Cask at GBBF 2010. Deep orange coloured pour with a medium white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Tastes quite bitter, hoppy, fruity, malty. Not the best DIPA that Iíve had but Iíd certainly drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Floral sopa hop aroma. Gold with a soap bubble-like sudsy head. Light body but nice maltiness; thereís an earthy hop flavor that coats the mouth and lingers. Notes: On Cask at the GBBF í10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2010
From cask at GBBF, RB#15000. Pours clear and golden orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is mild herbal and hops fruity. Grapefruity too. Sweet, bitter and peachy. Distinct grapefruity bite into a dry bitter finish. Bonedry finish.


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