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RATINGS: 991   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 651mL thanks to peteinSD. Wildly fresh bottle. A hazy gold to yellow pour is a massive, rocky, creme head with sheen retention. 360 sheety lace. Nose is outstanding: lemon coconut pie, peach ice cream, butterscotch, ultra dank tropical melon hops, no cheese, no nuts, no pine, no resin. All fruity tropicals with cantaloupe, pineapple, peach schnapps. Taste is resiny, piney, salty, lots of butterscotch piling on with nutty bitterness on the palate. Little to no alcohol presence. Not as silky as super fresh Sculpin and not a pineapple explosion like fresh Pliny the Elder, but I have some strange love for Wipeout, Hop 15, and this. Mongo comes across in taste profile as much more bitter and resiny. Really not hiding the 80-100+ IBUs. You could argue Tommeís real talent is with beers like these and Old Viscosity and not necessarily with the crazy, wild stuff. Though those are the most interesting; these are top notch everyday beers you donít have to stand in line for early in the morning.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gorditoabd (632) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Taster. Pours a dark amber. Aroma of sharp grapefruit and pine. Taste is good, matching the nose, but heavier and clunkier than I was hoping. Good dipa, but not really my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. citrus nose with some dank hops. big body with an aggressive citrus hop bitterness. huge bitter finish. another one all about the hops - very citrus hop forward beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7727) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2010
(Cask at GBBF, London Earlís Court, 5 Aug 2010) Golden amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, malty nose with dried fruit, orange and dried apricots. Fruity, malty taste with notes of citrus, orange marmalade, dried apricots and a generous citrussy bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Very nice and tasty beer with an impressive hop character and malt to back it up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2010
Cask Stillage at the GBBF, Earlís Court 05/08/2010 Big fruity pine aroma. Amber golden coloured and very hoppy with a fruity pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter and nutty malt finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2421) - 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 (21560) - , 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 (24926) - 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 (285) - 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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