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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anova167 (306) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1532) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12147) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1228) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LostHops287 (18) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Great appearance, massive clarity coming out of a glowing yellow and tangerine orange colored beer with a thin egg shell white head to it. Big deep piney aroma, complimented with deep orange citrus .

   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!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmerz (738) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4870) - 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.

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