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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16394) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10747) - 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. It’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit, light pine and light skunk bud. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, pine and grapefruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8267) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 4/26/14 ]
>> Pours full haze deep amber. Nose is sticky toffee, sweet strawberry, sweet tea. Taste is nutty bitter, chemical, paper, tea. Palate wrecker. No thanks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7956) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7833) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2011 On cask, one of the first pours. Huge head for a cask beer with a muddy yellow body, and tons of hop sediment. Aroma is freaking DELICIOUS! Hops, hops, hops and more hops! Mango and pine, herbaceous and awesome! Taste is real hoppy and herbal with a nice sweetness. A bit yeasty, but then again it was one of the first pours. Cask conditioned mouthfeel, with decent bubbles at that! 948417:4.2

Bottle marked at 8.2% (fresh). Pours with a clear golden-orange hue with a large, and lasting, creamy, just off-white head. Good retention and lace. Aromas are hop forward. Spicy, citrusy, juicy, herbal, tropical fruit. Seems like Columbus paired with some Simcoe. Very floral. Dank. Apricots. Some noticeable alcohol. Malt bill is just a hint in the background. Some esters. Flavors lightly grainy sweet, floral. Light bitterness but quite a bit of hop flavor. Sweet, fruity, floral, tropical fruit, light pine and lightly spicy. Light esters. Very nice balance for a big DIPA, some alcohol noticeable. Medium bubbles, lightly creamy, warming, dry mouthfeel. Good beer, but not as good as the cask version I had a few years back. 848415:3.9

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
Draft. Rich amber with a low off-white head. Grapefruit, pine, and sweet caramel malt. Grapefruit, pine tar, and caramel flavor with good bitterness. Not as sweet as I’d have thought from reading the reviews. Medium body. Lingering pine resin and grapefruit with sweet caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6779) - 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.


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