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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 94   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A Galaxy and Summer hop bomb.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap. Clear golden pour with a white slick of foam. Aroma is light pine and bitterness and quite underwhelming for a IIPA. Taste is pine with bitterness and heavier sweet malt. Coating mouthfeel. Subpar IIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pungent grapefruity and resinous hops with a strong malt vibe and a decent amount of alcohol and sweetness. Full-bodied; Strong resinous and floral hop flavour at first with a lot of grainy malt, some light sweetness, a bit of a herbal kick and some definite alcohol at the end. Aftertaste shows a good balance of malt and hops with a strong resinous and herbal finish - nice. Overall, a strong beer that shows a good balance, but not enough complexity to make it a great imperial ipa - plus the large format (I know, it’s the West Coast) bottle isn’t helping. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Texas Liqour in Carlsbad, California on 19-March-2013 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-June-2013 two days before leaving back for Southern California.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap at pig and pickle in Scottsdale AZ. Pours clear light orange. Thick buttermilk foam. Sheety lace. Nose is rich mango and dark west coast hops, butterscotch, grapefruit, candied lemon. Taste is denser, some butterscotch balance. Fresh hop bomb all around. No astringency. Very little nuttiness and no dusty mouthfeel. Mild alcohol heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (481) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
On tap at Pressbox. Pours a clear amber color with medium white head. Malt, pine and hops on the nose. Flavor follows with bitterness > sweet. Hoppy finish. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3588) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap. Hazy orange-amber with a lasting covering of creamy roam. Aroma is pineapple, toffee, resin, evergreen and dank herb. Tastes of a great blend of the same. Medium body is well balanced, has low-average carbonation and is dangerously sessionable with no hint of the abv.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Sudshunter (1) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013 does not count
Very disappointing for a double ipa out of San Diego. Even at 94 ibu’s the malts are overwhelming. Like somebody said before me, very "pedestrian"

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2013
Tasty, fruit-forward IPA. Not necessarily lots of citrus, though; mainly melon, cantaloupe and pear. Lightly spiced, grassy and floral. Balanced. Smooth bitterness. Big alcohol is hidden well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with no head. Aroma of malt and bitter hops. Taste is malty and bitter, well balanced. Smooth and solid ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (793) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Nice fruity hop aroma - melon, lemony, pine but a bit subdued. Surprising light bodied beer for a double IPA. Finished very dry. Alcohol well hidden, but a bit too sweet. Not a bad offering

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16278) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.


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