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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 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 (5538) - 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 (3318) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
this is a double IPA, west coast style. big piney and citrus aromas. strong alcohol punch. lots of bitterness. nice carbonation level. pours orange in color. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Well named brew. It pours a bit cloudy and orange with a small orangy head. Lots of florals and citrus fruit in the aroma, some caramel sweetness in there as well. The flavor is super potent and fresh hoppy. You feel the bitterness all the way from start to finish. Itís a hop assault with a pretty good burn.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Tap at the brewpub. Pours golden peach/amber with a four finger off-white ringy/clingy head. Huge fresh floral hoppy aroma. Full bodied with creamish carbonation. Itís very hoppy. First I thought resin; then I thought grapefruit. Then it was sort of floral. Definitely sort of hoppy. More than. The malt base is supportive, but fairly obliterated. This will stand up to just about any DIPA. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6586) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at the brewey. Pours copper with an attractive apricot head and a floral pine aroma. There is a smooth caramel malt flavor with some carbonation and a brilliant bitter hop finish. Well done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On cask @ Beachwood BBQ. Murky brownish orange with a two finger off-white head, fading to a thick film before long. Big tropical fruit and floral hop nose dominates with some dank herbal weed. There are also some caramel malts, and donít seem to be too sweet like donít of Rubicon beers are. Flavor is a bitter rocking hops explosion that borders astringency, but very tasty. Seems slightly more herbal than the aroma, though still very tropical. Minimal caramel malts are noted, and no sweetness. Burps herbal fruity hops! Bitterness peaks at a 7-8, bone dry finish, with some light alcohol warmth--also Beachwood has it listed at 7.9%. Medium body with very light prickly carbonation. I think Iíve got hops in my teeth.


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