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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Celebrate Hops! This beauty is packed full of hop flavor and all things hops. Chill to cellar temp 52-54 F. Pour into a Rock Art pint glass with a generous head, grasp with authority and indulge yourself with hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle. Cloudy amber/orange pour with a small bubbly head. Aroma is tart citrus, malt and some grass. Flavor hits with a thunder and lightning combo of malt and hops. They alternate on your tongue until the last hop bite coats the back of your tongue. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomthompson89 (1900) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
had with Sammy his bottle copper color, decent white foam. Nose is citrus, some malt, flavor is kinda pine hops with some sweet cloying malts not bad but not a fav.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
Picked up at the brewery. Not all that balanced, it’s piney bitterness. Big bubbly off-white head on cloudy grapefruit. Bitter aroma. Some soap, carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6834) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours gold with copper core and white head. The aroma is sweet grapefruit and orange with some malts in the back. I don’t get much else. The taste is nearing sticky malts and moves toward pine hop bitterness. I get faint grapefruit hops and near midway mildly roasted malts and malt sweetness. Certainly a nice load of bitter hops up front running into malt to the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a clear copper with a large off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2008
pours cloudy brown with a light white head . . aroma is subtle pine wiht some citrus fruit . . taste is creamy, pine with grapefruit . . slightly bitter but has a smooth sweet finish . . i enjoyed it

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
Bottel courtesy of Gillard. Pours amber. Taste is malty with sweet caramel followed by hints of hops. Nothing really memorable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Decent sized sloppy white head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces to a rocky sloppy mess. Light malt aroma with some cinnamon, ritz crackers and a bit of floral hops. No where near enough hops for a IIPA. Color is a dark amber. Roasty and bitter. Bit of harsh bitterness and some caramel. Some orange and spices. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and dry and a chalky. I have learned not to expect too much from this brewery. This is another reason why.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bomber from Canal’s in Princeton, NJ. Very hazy copper pour inder a 2 finger medium tan head. Average lacing. Very little citrus/pine in a weak aroma of malt and a little hay. Tastes more like a slighly hoppy APA/Amber blend. This is an Imperial Marketing Ale - not an IIPA. Yes, it has a hoppy profile but not an aggressive one. No grapefruit notes. Malty, bready and too much alcohol/phenol stuff going on. Unremarkable finish. OK texture. My first from this brewery and I won’t be running out to grab another terribly soon.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Hazy amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma: moderate citrus, earthy, and floral hops, molasses,and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malty with molasses, earth, and a moderate hop profile. Gets muddled, and doesn’t seem to have much direction. Alcohol gets moderate in the finish. Moderate bitterness. Wasn’t crazy about this.


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