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RATINGS: 96   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


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Pours a clear orange color with a very small white head and decent carbonation. Aroma is hops and not much else. The taste is nice and hoppy with a decent malt backbone but itís not very sweet, pretty well balanced. Overall a nice IPA.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Seannpc (82) - - APR 7, 2015
Very hoppy aroma. Burnt orange color and thick cloudiness. Hoppy and bitter taste and similar finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bomber. Poured cloudy medium orange with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up fresh pine and detergenty hops over soft biscuity malt.. solid. The flavor found biscuit and caramel malts at the core with spicy pine, black pepper, and citrus bitterness around.. finished with residual citrus bitterness and belly warmth. Heavier-bodied with moderate carbonation.. creamy middle.. fairly good flow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3504) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Pour is a murky orange with a small white head. Aroma is a nice resin hop with some caramel malt sweetness in he backround. Flavor is more hops with an almost black bread like malt bringing things up. The English pale malt I guess? Really a different malt bill to this one. Still, if your going to call your beer hopsauce it better be pretty damn hoppy and this fits the bill.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (543) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Might have had a bad or old bomber something was off with this one....hops was minimal...rerate in future.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5067) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Nice deep and hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin and way more pungent hops - nice. Full-bodied; Deep resinous and piney hop flavours with a good deal of alcohol, some light earth, a hint of pepper and spice and a good rich malt body to finish it off. Aftertaste shows a whole bunch of bitter and dank hops, some lighter alcohol notes and a little sweetness as well. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a very rich flavour and a ton of hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2014.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12 oz bottle from Southern Season The ale poured a clear light amber with a small head and no lacing. The light aroma of pine and citrus greet you. The D/IPA had very deceptive alcohol. As you finish the ale you begin to feel the warmth of the beverage. The medium body D/IPA had average carbonation. The finish had a nice crispness with grapefruit and pine lingering in the upper mouth.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (467) - - NOV 1, 2014
Small taster from a bottle at a San Francisco beer festival. Wasnít impressed by this, it didnít taste like an IPA, and wasnít really that nice any other regard.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"this review is for cask conditioned Hop Sauce: mellowed nicely, although still one of the liveliest IIPAs at Hoptoberfest. Great, great flavor, the body has thinned out a bit but is quite smooth and goes down nice ní easy. dark and murky for the style, with a hop forward aroma and flavor while maintaining balance. very good. quite good on tap (no cask) as well. slightly better cask, with many of the same attributes, just smoother.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeNowick1986 (17) - - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 This is a Damn tasty beer....a really,really,really Damn tasty beer..................Seriously,a Damn tasty beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
klk343 (127) - - SEP 22, 2014
Golden colored with traditional ipa smell. Piney Flavors. Some caramel. Nicely balanced.


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