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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We brewed this one because we just can’t get enough of those hops. IPA’s seem to be a great choice any time of the year. They have a great malt flavor and hop profile, just what a beer connoisseur is looking for. We decided to give this one a bit more hops. Try this with a strong cheese like a very sharp cheddar, cloth bound, aged if you can find one.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Pour is a deep orangey gold color with a nice lasting head, strong lacing. Nose is of hops and some light citric fruit (I may not do it justice, my whole face gets congested from september - december). Taste is of all the citrus your mouth can handle, and apparently aptly named as a big IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (721) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours almost mahogany with thin white head. Huge aroma of carmel and big hops. I can smell it from across the table. Flavor is up front hops and more carmel. finish is lightly hoppy. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy amber color with a half finger thick light tan head. Light tiny spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and light hops. Flavor is toasted malt, fruity esters, and some hop bitterness. Finish is kinda sweet with a nice bit of bitterness. Medium body. This is a decent beer, but I’m sure it’s past its prime. Not much hop character.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6846) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with full tan head. The aroma has some sweet citrus hop notes and some melon mixing with mild Belgian yeasty spices as well as pear and apple like esters. At times I seem to get some pine hops too. The taste is nice and chewy grapefruit hops, malt sweetened tangelo and then rolling toward increasing levels of bitterness. I only get the faintest spicy Belgian yeast notes before robust levels of bitter resiny pine hops take over. Tasty stuff with a pleasing balance between flavor hops and bitter hops and only light amounts of a Belgian yeast influence. I like it like that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (965) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bomber, good tasting IPA. It had some hints of the imperial flavor, but not overwhelming. I believe an excellent IPA though. Hoppy aroma, pours amber color, citrus hoppy flavor to it, but, I agree with others, maybe not the most balanced. But, it had hop profile, so that made the beer enjoyable. I would not have guessed this brew is 8%abv.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle. Deep and clear amber brown, reluctant but thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of pine > flowers > citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Bomber shared by marcdesthya.
Appearance : Deep amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Crisp herbal hops with floral notes. Citrusy also. Light caramel notes.
Taste : Caramel and crisp floral hops. Finish is quite bitter and very dry. A bit astringent.
Overall : Nice hops nose with interesting malt profile. Finish is a bit too astringent and bitter without enough malt to back it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
on tap at brewpub. clear deep golden-orange, small and disappearing frothy head. caramel malts with cascadian hops. average carbonation, medium body, oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1034) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
22 oz bottle from the new store. Big nose on it, lots of pine up front. Kinda loses the pine and fades to a bit of honey sweetness as it warms. Easy drinking flavor for a double IPA. Perhaps not as hoppy as it could be, but I liked it....very easy drinking for the style on a very hot summer night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
bottle-dark copper hue with a small fizzy slightly off-white head. nose of musty hops-leafy and somewhat resinous. smells like a barleywine more than most ipas. resounus hops dominate the flavors not very well put together beer here. very unbalanced and harsh. fussel alcohol as well. needs alot of work.


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