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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bartzilla (600) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Great name for a beer that fully illustrates the flavor. This does taste like sauce made out of hops. And, again, with the $3.99 price on the bomber. I was sad to see my shop was out of this when I recently went there. I should have bought some to stock up. And by stock up, I mean drink all of them in one night because my "Off switch" would be passing out on my couch after a bunch of 8.1% bombers.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12601) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2016
Bottle @ home. Hazy light orange color, medium sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, some fruit hops and some grapefruit. Taste malts, hops, some fruit hops, light pine, lightly grapefruit, grapefruit bitter, bitter and a slight hint of citruspeel. Medium body, sticky texture, medium arbonation. Solid DIPA.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle. Ruddy orange, with an even, earthy aroma. This drinks with a thick malty base, almost syrupy. The little bit of rustic bitterness of hops merely floats on the wavetops. (#6169, 4/17/2016)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dojken (461) - - MAR 25, 2016
Flaska. Doftar starkt av tall o en lite fruktig doft. Smaken tydligt av persika o päron. Riktigt krämig i munnen med en bra beska. En härlig dipa. Roligt att få en god öl på långfredagen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CloakedDagger (1782) - - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a hazy goldem with a white head. 8.2% ABV in this version. Nose has some perfumy hops. Rich, malty body - perhaps more fruity than malty. Soft on the palate, solid late bitterness. Ok, but naturally lacks crispiness in the hops. 220216

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle at the hotel with my wife, NYE 2015. Pours a faintly hazed gold with a thin white head. Big citrus on the nose, a bit of cool hops and caramel. Medium-bodied, icy grapefruit, slow alcohol. Slow grapefruit into the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolash (2) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Pours a nice cloudy orange/amber color, with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, floral and a little peach. Taste has an initial sweet mix of grapefruit and pine, that is quickly overpowered by the massive hops that stays as a bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VinegarStroke (368) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2016
22 Oz: not the lift or balance for me. A little green and lacks what I’m looking for in a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of grapefruit, citrus, American hops, dry and weak sweets. A flavor of hops, citrus, bitter and grapefruit. Small notes of sweets.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (669) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2016
Âmbar translúcida, espuma amarelada de boa formação e persistência, aspecto cremoso. Aroma lupulado tendendo para o caramelado e herbal. Paladar de médio amargor e leve dulçor. Corpo e carbonatação médios, transparece os 8.2%. No aftertaste aparece mais o resinal, álcool, amargor médio persistente. Gostei, mas achei desequilibrada.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Rubicon Hopsauce ].
Unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, pale malt, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, citrus, mango, hop oil. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, mango, citrus, hoppy, sweet malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20151121]


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