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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1677) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2009
22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Hazy copper orange with lasting head and lace. Medium aromatic hop slightly citrusy slightly biscuity aroma. Toasted toffee biscuits subdued and fruit and very dry assertive bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body. Fairly assertive flavor for a lower abv DIPA. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4694) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Deep copper coloured body with ruby tints, a dense tan head and a bit of orange highlights too - looks nice! Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, metal, malt, caramel and a bit of pit fruits. Full-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour with alcohol and metal behind along with a good dose of malts and yeast. Aftertaste rough around the edges with a metallic twang and a hoppy finish along with plenty of noticeable alcohol. Overall, a good beer, definitely respectable for the style, which I don’t like too much, but can find the good aspects of this beer - a ton of hops and bitterness, which differentiate this to most other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2645) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
pint @ Sunset Grille. Ok aroma, toasted wheat, minor citrus, caramel. Tad hazed brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma, Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Eh, not much to grab me. I’ve been away from New England for 3 years and this reminds me why I had generally avoid this brewer. Nothing technically wrong, but uninspiring....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
ྶoz bottle) Small beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch/toffee, some pine, caramel, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some floral, caramel/toffee. Medium body, light resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at Nside. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh American hops, tea, caramel, Cheerios, floral and perfume notes. Flavor of piney and grapefruit hops, caramel, toffee and some nuts. Liked how the hops came together with the malt in this beer. Haven’t been overly impressed with the Rock Art beers but this was well done.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a deep slight hazed copper/amber with a foaming off whtie head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, ok citrus hops- a bit stale, not quite that powerful- some orange zest, and caramel malts in the backbone. Flavor is also grassy, citrus, herbal, moderate crystal malts- caramel and toffee sweetness, and a grassy slightly astringent finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2009
22oz - Generously shared by Brian from the Wine Source. Thanks! Chill haze copper, thin off white head. Soft citric and flroal pine-like aromas ride a light caramel toast foundation. Clean tropical pine and citirc bitterness rounds with hints of peached molasses. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft bitter finish. Not world class, but certainly tasty...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Pours a four finger dark cream head that fades slowly leaving a very good lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit and a little sweetness from the malt, some lingering bitter aftertaste. Needs more malt for a double IPA. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Verre de dégustation provenant d’une bouteille de 22 oz lors du Vermont Cheese Festival 2009 (Shelburne, VT). Arôme: Odeur d’houblons résineux et de pamplemousse avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe d’agrumes et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #2627)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Dark copper pour with a hint of tangerine throughout. Big meringue head that diminishes to an 1/8 inch ring but leaves tons of lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is candied orange, caramel, and toffee. All of the hops have gone home for the summer. Not sure if this is intended or just an old bottle. Medium mouthfeel if not a bit syrupy.


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