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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Clean bitterness, with citrus and passion fruit. Gold Medal Winner at the 2013 World Beer Championships.

OG: 1075


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 23, 2013
Light but forward hop nose. Clear amber colour with thin foam that vanishes quickly. Harsh pine and resin in the initial taste. Malt makes an appearance later, but still dominated by the hop. Bitter lingers long with pine finish. Should do well with hopheads, but lacks balance for me.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours clear pale, almost amber. Aroma: dank, piney, some underlying caramel and toast. Moderately sweet, assertive bitter finish, caramel and full body; dank. Plenty of citrus in there, too. Slick, almost syrupy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear copper pour with a white head. Citrus and grapefruit hop aromas. Taste follows suit. Nice balance with a sturdy malt backbone. Good mouthfeel and body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Draught at the brewery, 2 samples, co2 and nitro
Golden color, with compact head; the co2 version is clean, the nitro is cloudy. Strong aroma, hoppy, piney, animal. Good body strength; moderately sweet; malt flavor, then the strong hoping, which has a strong animal character, hop resins, piney, and just moderate fruits.
The nitro version has obviously less aroma, itís smoother, a bit cloying, but still acceptable.
With such strong animal character, itís a rather difficult beer to drink, I wouldnít have too much of it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kundehotze (1) - - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
This is a fine beer, always good - definitely top-class for even at demanding local standards for IPAs.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Gentle malt flavors of caramel, bread and toffee coalesce wonderfully with snappy, citrusy and piney hops that leave behind a clean bitterness. Well balanced and well made.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Of the three imperial ipaís on tap at the brewery this was my favorite. Most xharacteristic double ipa. Big citrus hops and moderate caramel malt balance. Perfect example of a PNW IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle:   Dark dirty straw, thin to moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Soft pithy and citrus peel nose.   Sweet and candied citrus peel on the tongue.   Smooth citrys bitterness on the tongue.   Doesnít seem all that IIPA like, maybe more than an IPA, maybe 1ĺ IPA.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Clean, citrusy, hoppy without being too bitter.   Solid beer, but just a little shy of IIPA me thinks.   Still great!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BoostIPA (1209) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours a pretty husky orange with a small white head. I think I let this one get too cold, so the aroma is a little muted, but I do pick up some citrus and pine. Taste is hugely bitter, over the top aspirin bitterness with a wallop of sticky sweet resin to back it up. Finishes hugely sweet and bitter. Like liquid aspirin mixed with pine tar. Not my up of tea.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft at Reubenís brewpub in Ballard. Radiating, deep orange. Good creamy citrus fruit, funky, good rich finish. Very coating. Pine hop bom, grows in richness. Really snuck up on me, impressing more as you drink the pint. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Cloudy orange. Sticky, resiny citrus. Mandarin, mostly. Caramel, and some tropical fruit. Really nice balance for a big beer. Lots of flavor. Like this one quite a bit!


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