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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We brewed this one because we just canít get enough of those hops. IPAís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Pours copper with a large white head. Smells of resiny hops, some earthy hints. Tastes perfumy and resiny with a sticky bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2009
One of the creamiest IPAís Iíve had in awhile. Great mouthfeel. It pours a luxurious dark amber with contrasting white head. A good dose of herbal aromas and pine are noticed on the nose. Caramelly malt comes through nicely on the palate to calm down the hops, and it is far more balanced than I was expecing for an self-proclaimed extreme IPA. Very drinkable and approachable as far as IPAís go.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle from 46er3498. Thanks Tom! Nose if somewhat sweet with lots of caramel, a little toast, orange and grapefruit skins and leafy hops. Pours amber with a nice soft head and good lace. Starts with a good dose of sweet caramel, toast, and light vanilla followed by grapefruit and orange skins and leafy and earthy hops that linger on the palate in a moderate level of dryness. Good. Drinkability is very good as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Shared a bomber at CL CdC release. 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. Ok and drinkable but doesnt come close to a great DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5938) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2009
In short: Good caramelized malt backbone and lots of hops with a smooth medium bitterness. A surprisingly nice big IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh the day of purchase, soon after the beer release
The look: Cloudy dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The pleasant perfumy nose is very floral, somewhat resinous and a little woody. This is obviously a very hoppy beer. Solid malt backbone with plenty of smooth caramel and some kind of woody sensation. A truckload of hops but never aggressive. This bitterness intensity is medium. The hop profile do not have that focussed dominant flavour. A bit of everything with resinous notes, floral notes, citrus fruits, perfumy notes, wood juice. With its well malted body and a-bit-of-everything hopping the beers ends-up being half-refreshing half-nourrishing. This is certainly the best Rock Art brew Iíve had. And they named it right, this is indeed a Big IPA. Had they always named their big as honestly they would have been selling beers called Bland Barley Wine, Shitty Belgian White and Fucked-Up Dry Stout among others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Nice amber color with a big hoppy aroma. Big off white head with considerable lacing. Flavor is very big hops, slightly floral and a little dry at the end. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2009
On draft at the Blue Dog. A cloudy yellow/amber pour with thin white head. Nose full of hops. Flavor boasted plenty of bitter and citrus hops. The sweet malts attempted to balance out those hops but without too much success! You have to like hops to enjoy this one, and I did enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 27, 2009
excited about getting this bottle from SuIIy- Thanks again! Pours a clear copper with a beige head. Some big caramel notes well balanced with some big pine, citrus, juicy hop notes. Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bomber. Earthly and pine aroma along with some rubbing alcohol. Burning orange body with mustard colored head. Flavor had some good juicy citrus at first. Then the alcohol took over beer and barley grain noticable. Hoppy dry palate, just odd with that dryness usually comes a hard bittering but for this one the bitterness was rather medium. Decent beer lot going ion here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Bottle. Thanks to Rciesla for sharing. For a double/imperial IPA the abv is hidden decently. Earthy aroma. Hopped nicely.

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