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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled on 4/20/2012. This double IPA pours a medium to dark orange color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet, hint of orange and citrus. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, with a touch or orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and herbal with some orange. Decent carbonation. Nice malt sweetness, but the hosp seem a little off somehow. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours a clear orange color with a very small white head and decent carbonation. Aroma is hops and not much else. The taste is nice and hoppy with a decent malt backbone but it’s not very sweet, pretty well balanced. Overall a nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle from AJs Arcadia. Pours a clear copper color with an eggshell head. Aroma of tropical feuit, dank hops and caramel. Taste is sweet with some assertive bitterness. Pretty good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (561) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Great name for a beer that fully illustrates the flavor. This does taste like sauce made out of hops. And, again, with the $3.99 price on the bomber. I was sad to see my shop was out of this when I recently went there. I should have bought some to stock up. And by stock up, I mean drink all of them in one night because my "Off switch" would be passing out on my couch after a bunch of 8.1% bombers.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2012
An excellent specimen with a rich golden color and a standing head. Standard aromatics, full nectar weight with a softness on the tongue and good carbonation. This brew is well balanced and sips nicely. A classic brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - 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 (3473) - 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 (7344) - 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 (1298) - 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.


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