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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A 9% ABV PBC GURU IPA will make you run faster, jump higher, and even appear more attractive to the opposite sex. Lucky for you we have plenty to go around.

Dense, malty, balanced IPA accentuated by a tropical and piney combination of Northwestern and Australian Galaxy hops.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Growler courtesy of jbruner. Thanks. Pours a light brown color with a big fluffy off-white head that has very good retention. The aroma is big and bold with fresh grapefruit, mangoes, peaches and some pine. The taste does not exactly follow the nose, there is a bitter grapefruit presence, but its really the malts that drive this bus. There is big rich malty character with loads of toffee, caramel, bread dough and some biscuit. Plenty of complex hops compliment the big malt character--I can pick out pineapple, grapefruit, melons and pine resins. The palate is full, smooth and viscous; but also a bit greasy. The carbonation is soft. Finishes medium in duration and a bit bitter-sweet. Overall: Very nice take on the DIPA, very tasty. Just wanna add that this paired most excellently with Reggiano parma cheese, unsalted almonds and Castelvetrano olives as nibble food.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mulegator (1) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
Just a damn fine Imperial IPA. Proof Brewing of Tallahassee continues to break new ground and is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Keep an eye on these guys!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Dark, chestnut colored beer - appeared to be clear, with a good fluffy head. Nice hoppy aroma - resinous, lotsa Galaxy. Chewy mouth. The beer itself has a dense bread/biscuit flavor, with hops and dry caramel. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Warming and chummy. As good as this was, it lost in a back-to-back with the Warpath IPA. On tap, Proof, W Tennessee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (6286) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pour from a growler at RBWG. Pours a clear amber with some off-white bubbles. Notes of caramel, tea and other leafy notes, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with low-to-moderate carbonation and a sticky, resinous mouthfeel. Simple DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
@FBG Fest-on tap-offwhite bubbles-hazy gold. A-citrus/pine. T-citrus/pine hop bite, sweet lt/med malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
I miss this beer. Smelled of earthy/piney hops and had a great addition of slightly citrusy hops in the taste. This sure packed a punch at 9% ABV too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Draft. Bright copper, golden hue. Rich caramel (90 Minute), tobacco, pine, pineapple, honey sweetness. Hops of a CC Tocabaga. Clean, melanoidins, Well balanced. Very impressed with brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at Proof. Clear amber pour with a white head. Fruity hop aromas. Tropical fruits, mild hoppy bitterness, well balanced with a big caramel malt backbone. Solid DIPA with a good mouthfeel and body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap at Proof. Dark copper pour, off-white, thick sticky off white head, good lacing. Spruce-like aroma, resiny and sweet with a touch of spearmint. Flavor is an onslaught of hops and not much else. Very tasty, but one dimensional and unbalanced. Thick, sticky mouthfeel, Pretty solid.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1593) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Draft at brew pub. Hazy amber pour with almost no head. Juicy citrus hop aroma with some sweetness. Citrusy, grapefruit and floral hop flavors and touches of caramel malt. Dead palate and no carbonation. It's comes it up front and then just dies.


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