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RATINGS: 80   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured light amber with an off white head that laced the glass as I drank it. aroma was caramel, pine, and citrus. flavor was pine, floral, citrus, and caramel. body was medium, slick, with soft carbonation. An excellent IIPA from rubicon!!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmerz (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Many elements of a good West Coast IPA in the hop bouquet...most super citrus. No DIPA common characteristics of full body, alcohol , or real back bone. It had a candy Sweet Tart like taste and chalkiness that wasn’t unpleasant but was fairly different/strange. Glad to try it for sure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2011
This was a good ipa, but pretty dry, reflecting the 8 %. OK hop aroma. Flavor was nice and bitter. Just seemed pretty typical of a ipa, nothing special, nothing terrible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4266) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle. Clear orange pour, with a sticky white head. Grapefruit, citrus, peppery hops, sweet malt, caramel, sweet fruit, and some grain. Meh, it’s too sweet for my liking of DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle shared with some friends. Dark amber gold color. Hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and spice. Flavor is hoppy with a solid malt backing. A solid showing by this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Bomber poured into pint glass. This was a nice surprise, especially for the price. I poured mine when it wasn’t quite chilled down enough, so I will buy another and rerate if necessary. Good grapefruit nose. Dark orange, very clear. Taste has good balance of malt and citrus hop. Nice lasting finish that coats the tongue. Enjoyable bomber of DIPA, especially for 4.49! I will buy another.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 22, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #24. Slightly hazy dark orange with a bit of light brown mixed in and a decent white head with a pretty sticky lace. Nice juicy grapefruit aroma, a little sweet and a nice bit of malts to balance things out. Flavor was a little sweet, more citrus and grapefruit, very clean with a moderately lingering aftertaste. (1728)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2124) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
On tap in sample size at the 2011 Bistro DIPA Fest. Pours a clear dark gold with a thin white film of a head. Aroma is sweet and perfumey with flowers and molasses coming to mind. Brown malt flavor with molasses and a mild soy sauce thing to go with the candied hop notes. Sweet but not overly sticky on the palate. Weird but tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Golden Orange pour with no head. Nose is citrusy hops and honey malt Light body with sweet honey malt and citrusy/piney hops. Quick bitter finish. Too sweet for me but still nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Bistro DIPA fest 2011. Pours a clear orange with a nice fluffy white head- good lace. Aroma is big fresh citrusy hops, light dankness, pine needles, leafy, some lemon. Flavor is toast, then grass, citrus, big tangerine and some grapefruit, sappy, good finish. Nice!


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