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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1212) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Good. Strong pine notes. Surprisingly resiny for the relatively low ABV. Malt base present but second fiddle. Nice not overpowering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a dark, brownish-gold with small, fast dissipating head. Much citrus and floral in the aroma. Taste is fairly balanced between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Could stand to be a bit more hoppy. Not bad at all. The rather high alcohol content is well-hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dirty dusty golden pour with an eggshell crown. Earthy, grassy, peppery, citrusy. Grapefruit pith, a little evergreen. Medium mouthfeel. Solid but not exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Stinson Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear apricot color with a soapy soft off white head that fades to a thin faint wispy film and collar. Aroma has pine grapefruit some orange zest and resinous sweetness. Taste is bitter resinous piny grapefruit hops and malt with a spice finish. Palate is thin biting and dry. Solid and tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Pours a finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body. The aroma is a wonderful mixture of orange, mango and grapefruit. The taste has moderate to strong pine bitterness throughout with peeks of pineapple sweetness to balance it out. The texture has soft edges with moderate carbonation. It’s loaded with bitterness at around 100 IBUs but still retains great flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tap @ The Bistro’s 2010 10th Annual Double IPA Festival. A clear golden color with a cereal malty aroma wtth bursting citrus flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bomber from total Wine Tucson. This is a fantastic big brew! Nice pour with a huge o head. High in hoppy flavor. Lots of citrus. Very refreshing. Enjoy!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - SEP 16, 2012
aroma is citrus pineneedles and lemon-orange zest. Looks amber brown golden with slight froth after poured. Tastes are piney woods earth hop with citrusy afternotes and grains med body and mouthfeel. Palate has plenty of hopsauciness. Overall its nice, floral and strong. Satiates me with the best of them

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9800) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, light pine and light skunk bud. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.


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