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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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First brewed in 2008 for batch # 3,000. This is our version of a Double India Pale Ale. This year we used almost 900 lbs of English pale malt, and over 40 lbs of hops in a 10 barrel batch. A nice golden color with aromas of pine, citrus and some earthy spicy notes. This is what hop lovers dream about. Get hopped up on the sauce.!
2008-2009 vintage: 8.9% abv
2010-2011 vintage: 8.1% abv

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Appearance was cloudy orange gold with lasting creamy off white 2 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft Marris malt sweetness, orange marmalade, grapefruit, pine with hints of alcohol. Taste burst of grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon, pine hops. Malt middle sweetness with some burn of alcohol and pine resin end. Palate was soft smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting slightly unbalanced off finish. A good effort, but needs more fruity hops and back off the pine(Simcoe).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (353) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Tap poured into bowling pin glass at Happy Gnome. Visually attractive double IPA. A deep orange hue with pretty good lacing. Taste is in the standard double IPA league. Enjoyable with emphasis on malty sweet but some good hop quality. Finish is a little too bitter and mouthfeel slightly thin. Two things it can probably work on. Aftertaste lingers. There are better options in this style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madchemist83 (55) - USA - JUN 30, 2014
Aromas of hops, pine and subtle alcohol. Pours clear copper with white head that dissipates too quickly. Tastes too bitter which makes hard to distinguish the palate. Still pretty smooth for 8.2%. Overall alright beer but there are so many more better hopped ipas out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Very astringent very piney bitter lightly vegetal. Tangy sweet. Broccoli. Wet and soft. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1119) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Draft pour avg dark gold. Nose dank hop with underlying smell of perm fluid. Taste bitter up front with slight chemical again. Some dank and pine hop if I search hard. Not very pleasing today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bomber, dark orange pour, small white nose, nose is lots of hops and caramel, taste is bitter, citrus, boozy double ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Pours full haze deep amber. Nose is sticky toffee, sweet strawberry, sweet tea. Taste is nutty bitter, chemical, paper, tea. Palate wrecker. No thanks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (677) - California, USA - APR 24, 2014
This golden beer had a sweet aroma of redwood forest. It has a strong hoppy flavor which finishes with a strong hop aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a thin delicate layer of head that covered a dark golden liquid with proper carbonation bubbles. Aroma smells heavy with herbal and the scents of citric hops.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Randy916 (3) - - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Pine citrus bitterness. Love it this is what hop lovers dream about. Good color and aroma.

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