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RATINGS: 91   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2012
On draft at Flanny’s. Orange and golden pour with a small off white head, Citrus and caramel malt aroma, Taste is grapefruit, malty and hoppy glaore. The best beer from Rubicon. A wonderful DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
22 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a fluffy white head. Nose is orange, pine and caramel. Medium to full body with a resiny buzz. Taste is caramel, grapefruit peel, orange, lemon pith and tea.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Aromas of sweet, fruity hops w/ a good balance of caramel malt, as well. I knew immediately I wouldn’t be crazy about this beer- too sweet. Flavor is mango, pineapple, more caramel malt. Definitely everything leans toward the sweet side. Not my personal preference when it comes to big IPA’s (I prefer biting bitter) but not a bad beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear copper with thin gold edges and a nice quarter inch tall tan head. The aroma offers up some grapefruit, lime and mango and then moves into a good does of spicy somewhat dank hoppy goodness followed by a modest level of sugary sweet malts. It smells like I shouldn’t wait any longer and take a hurried swig. Damn, I’m digging the flavor with big chewy dank spicy hops rimmed with lesser amounts of various citrus notes, some pine hop resin and supported by malt sweetness that’s a couple of notches too sweet. Still, the sweet malts are only a minor nuisance in a sea of fresh rich hoppy goodness. It ends with a pleasingly long bitter hoppy after taste. Good gravy and this bomber is only like $4.50. This kind of effort moves into the Lagunitas realm of great to amazing taste for the money spent. Kudos!! I plan to get more soon, tomorrow actually.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1200) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a nice copper color with a off white head. Has a strong malty taste with a palate wrecking hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (296) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Light brownish pour with a tight white head. The aroma has a touch of malty earthiness, but is dominated by grapefruit and dank hop aroma. There is some light sweetness at first followed by citrus hop flavors. The finish is hugely bitter and piney. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Snappy fresh hops, grapefruit, citrus pith, lime zest, some ripe orange flesh. firm bitterness towards finish. Lively, intense, aggressive. One sided and typical for the location and style, but proud of it.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a medium white head and excellent web lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, florals, pine, and citrus. Flavor of bread, orange, caramel, pineapple, apricot, and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1081) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a slightly frothy head. Nose is tones of malt and some slight citrus and a mild pine finish. Taste is pretty much the same as the nose. Nothing I’d like to get again unless I can verify the freshness. PLEASE date your DIPA!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange to copper with a large, frothy and bubbly off-white head, medium-long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus, pine, floral, and perfume hops with biscuit and meal malt notes, spicy alcohol, and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is moderate floral, citrus, pine, and perfume hops with moderate bitterness leaving a dry palate, large tropical fruity esters and supporting malt. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.


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