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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14614) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of pine, citrus, grapefruit peel, dank hops, resin and caramel malt. Mild perfume. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Bomber. No date. Unsure of age.. Pours light amber, with an orange hue. One finger head, which dissipates to a thin ring, leaving spotty soapy lacing. Ripe tropical aromas of guava, mango, OJ pulp and dried florals. Palate is full, with lower carbonation. Flavors of bitter orange citrus, mango, herbs, pine and dried florals cling to the palate, on the lingering finish. A deceivingly big beer, with a big hop nuances. Best enjoyed chilled, not straight out if fridge cold. The aromas and flavors integrated and became more expressive as the beer warmed. Overall, a good IPA for hopheads.. Let it warm. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeworrall (86) - USA - JAN 20, 2014
poured from a 22 oz bottle, it is a hazy light brown color with a sweet floral/citrus aroma. The taste is more pinecone hops with a fairly bitter finish. This is a nice bitter IIPA, but doesn’t have the fruity hop flavor and aroma that I really love in an IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brybell (1) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
This was a great beer. Poured a rather dark golden color, and slightly cloudy. I was surprised by how dark it was for an IPA. Small, quickly dissipating head. Aroma was sweet, some citrus notes, with lots of hoppy resinous pine. It was very sweet, but not super malty, which I was surprised about. Hops were balanced by the sweetness. Overall I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (13505) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dull orange with a tiny white head. Nose brings out candied notes upfront, along with rich resinous hops, a touch of pine, and a seemingly large caramel malt backing. Flavour is similar, bringing out big resinous hops, some citrus and grapefruit, and a rich caramel malt backing that leaves some residual sugars. Each successive sip reveals the sweetness more and more, in cloying territory after a while. It’s not that lopsided, but this is certainly not at all my kind of IIPA. A cloyingly sweet, syrupy, over-malted IIPA here. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (826) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
The beer has a honey color with a medium head. On the nose there is a pine aroma that is noticed first and then some fruit zest. Taste is balanced with citrus, grass and hops. Long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Good. Strong pine notes. Surprisingly resiny for the relatively low ABV. Malt base present but second fiddle. Nice not overpowering bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (907) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours a dark, brownish-gold with small, fast dissipating head. Much citrus and floral in the aroma. Taste is fairly balanced between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Could stand to be a bit more hoppy. Not bad at all. The rather high alcohol content is well-hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dirty dusty golden pour with an eggshell crown. Earthy, grassy, peppery, citrusy. Grapefruit pith, a little evergreen. Medium mouthfeel. Solid but not exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Stinson Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear apricot color with a soapy soft off white head that fades to a thin faint wispy film and collar. Aroma has pine grapefruit some orange zest and resinous sweetness. Taste is bitter resinous piny grapefruit hops and malt with a spice finish. Palate is thin biting and dry. Solid and tasty!

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