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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This ninety-minute west coast-style IPA has nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo and comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs. A tongue-twisting treat for the hophead in all of us!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4768) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Rich, dense copper coloured body with a super hazy orange glow and a thin tan head. Aroma of bright, strong, high alpha acid hops, a touch of citrus and a lot of pine - nice and cloying! Medium-bodied; Strong, super assertive and bittering hops that hit like metal and resin. Very nice and pungent bitterness at the finish with a touch of light herbal sweetness, but a lot of hops, a good balance of malt and way more hops - nice. Overall, a super potent and very hoppy finish with a good malt balance, slight amount of sweetness, but this one really is all about the hops. Probably as hoppy as you can get for a beer with this gravity - but it’s well enjoyed by me! I’d recommend this for people who REALLY like hops, but don’t necessarily like Imperial IPAs (like me). This one is lighter in alcohol than those, but still high. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 11-September-2010 (9 year anniversary).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a short, packed beige head. Aroma is citrus, spicy hops, soft caramel, sweet malt and iced tea. Taste is big spicy and earthy hops, citrus notes, sweet malt, caramel, sweetened iced tea, light lemon and faint maple syrup. Body is light-medium with some stickiness and creamy carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, caramel, light toffee, earthy hops, soft spice and iced tea. Nice but was hoping for a bigger hop bomb.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, herbs, earth, and citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, pine, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Amber pour with a moderate thick white head. Hoppy, citrusy, and spicy aroma. Nice and smooth, dry, bitter and a nice smooth finish. Excellent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5592) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear rich, orange with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose of orange, candied ginger, marmalade, and perfume. Taste of rye, bitter citrus, celery and very bitter orange peel with a creamy body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Thin of-white head of varying sized bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with some gingerbread, toasted grains and a hint of caramel sweetness. Color is a nice copper orange. Mild hops and bitterness in the flavor. Lots of tea and herbal flavors. Rather dry and a bit chalky. I was mistaken about the bitterness. Bitterness shines strong late swallow with lots of grapefruit pith. Slight alcohol presence. A pretty good IIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1047) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Orange / brown pour from bottle shared by Mora2000. Nose is hoppy and clean. Taste is lightly bitter, with notes of flowers and hay. Finish is slightly warm and hoppy. Very decent, very smooth IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubbleflubber (1832) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Pours orange-amber, murky, into the glass. A thin head ensues, eggshell, reducing to soapy lace. The nose is of countryside, basement, and semi-gamey meat with toffee overtones... extremely interesting. Nice bold bitters from the front to the back of the pull. Mingling throughout is a hint of caramel malt and maybe just a hint of peat. The finish is resinous and lingers of bitters. Peppering the mouth with a full body and semi-chewy palate, this is a decent offering, and a very nice West-Coast "impy" IPA style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5755) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and earthy hops with a bit of toffee. The flavor is a lot of toffee and caramel with some earthy hops, resiny hops and pine hops. While there is quite a bit of hop flavor, there is very little bitterness, making this a very malty IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at Lure’s. Pours hazy orangish amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and a wee of pine. Flavor is a ton of bitter hops with good amount of citrus and nice malt backbone. The bitterness lived up to the reported IBU in my opinion. Nice to have a fresh IPA on tap.


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