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RATINGS: 84   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


3.7
   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 (2130) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
bistro’s IIPA fest, Hayward, CA. golden orange pour, Piney, citrusy hops fill the aroma and flavor. great IIPA flavor> Very balanced, well done

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Rating #19 of this lil gem. On tap at SD Brew Co. Hazy bright amber. Light sweet hoppy nose. Taste is big fruity, hoppy candy-sweet. Bright in the mouth. Floral and nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
On tap @ Rubicon. Aroma is citrus, pine, resin. Flavor follows with nice finishing bitterness. Great malt backbone. A wonderful brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Dark yellow with a fluffy white head. Big hoppy citrus aroma and taste with a good bitter bite and straw notes to the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3311) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Rating from 4 months ago; at Beachwood. Poured an orange/amber color with an off whitish colored head. Aroma of citrus, pine and fruit. Flavor was a bit subdued and actually quite balanced. Flavor was earthy and citrus, with some fruit and pine. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Tap @ Small Bar. Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a frothy white head, some spotty lacing. Big citrus and pine on the nose with some cereal grains and light caramel malts. Quite sticky on the palate with assertive hop bitterness.


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