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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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This is the big boy! 90 IBU, lots of maltiness and 7.6%+ ABV! A very tasty full flavored ale, our most popular. It has earned the tag line - "Watch out, the Warrior will get you!"


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2008
Draught. Murky, brownish-orange body with a small covering and sparce lacing. Smells fresh with oranges and peach/candyish hops. Flavour is lightly sweet with pineapple hoppiness and caramel toastiness in the finish. Some alcohol and brash malts flavours.
Tasted at Cole’s in Buffalo during the month of January 2008.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Amber pour with aroma of grapefruit & piney hops. Good body & mouthfeel. Hops seem a little light in taste. Smooth drinking, citrus& malt presnce but hops are not as abundant as a DIPA should be IMO>

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
tap: a very nice ipa, though I am not sure it ventures into the dipa category. abv and hop flavor are a little light to be dipa, but nonetheless, I found this to be an enjoyable beer that I would order again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Tap. Amber body, small white head, hoppy nose. Fairly rich caramel body, hops shine through. Typical example of the style (which is a good thing).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Arrived at the table in a 16 oz. pounder a clear reddish brown with a thin film for a head that completely disappeared before my first sip. Light malt and floral aroma. The flavor was malt along with some pine. Lingering bitterness after the swallow. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2007
Dark cloudy orangy colour with off white head. Malt aroma and a strong floral hop in the aroma as well. Good malt flavours and dry hop bitters and a not to overpowering alcoholic flavour. They told me that this batch was stronger then normal at around 8.5% I was really impressed with this variety and had to take some home to share.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Brewery. A very nice beer. A well done IPA. You can kinda tell the brewer is a hop head. He actually was brewing a batch at the time and let me try the mash. I wish my homebrew tasted like that.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jakentbc (15) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Didn’t seem as hoppy as I was expecting. Appears as though most of the hopping was done latter in the boil. the most positive feature with this beer is the way the malt shines through...almost to balanced...imperial IPA’s should leave a bitterness on your tounge that lasts for minutes, which this beer seemed to lack.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Juicy, citrusy hop fruitiness scents the biscuity, honeyed maltiness, as resinous, leafy bitterness leaves its prints on the tongue for quite a while. A very fine Double IPA from this little-known upstate New York brewpub.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam protects the hazy honey gold.
-The complex hop profile also harbors some sandy notes (redolent of Simcoe?).
-This is rather effervescent, but the well-built body may need this strong carbonation to increase drinkability.
-This is an impressive introduction to this brewpub for me.

On tap at Tap NY.


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