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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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In response to your requests "demands!" We present our first IPA.Our first batch was only 1.5 barrels of this HOP MONSTER. Using only the Northwests finest hops and desire to make a monster IPA Frankenlou was born.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Tap at OBF. Pours amber brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is rather floral/citrus. Med body. Flavor is a bit roastier malt than expected, but there’s a lot of citrus and perhaps earthy hop. Hop burn! Finishes almost not dry and quite hoppy/bitter. Good.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8377) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
caramel body. strange yeast and cheesecloth nose, dirty phenols and egg shell notes. acidic and sharp approach hints that it’s just hop acid but mid-palate and finish see an acidic continuation; harsh malt and possible infection. strange soggy mold flavor, which i’m growing tired of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Grapefruit and pine aroma with light tropical fruit. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light caramel and light tropical fruit. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with light earth, light caramel, and some citrus rind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6687) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle at Beermongers. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. The aroma was lots of fruity hops, light grain. The flavor though was a much bigger dry earthy grain mix, something a bit odd in there, caramel and candies, light hop bitterness. A bit odd though I can’t put my finger on it. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6466) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Draft at ncbc. Pours a murky dark amber with a loose tan head. Creamy medium body. Mild sweet nose. Pine and brown bread mid palate. Crisp resinous finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle:   Cloudy amber, large frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Very sweet grapefruit nose, slight earth/soil in the background.   Pronounced earthiness right up front, rindish but not biting, a tad sweet to start, with the hops bringing up the rear.   All this time I get a musty basement/wet dirt background.   A little citrusy too.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Mild hop bitterness on the exit, enough sweetness to balance it out.   Could use less of that earthy/soily aspect tho.   Otherwise, pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear dark amber color with ivory sheen. Pine, fruity, spicy, mild dank hop aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Citrusy, caramel flavors with a big drying bitter finish--super hoppy--not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Sweeter caramel aroma, something seems a little off as well. Some hops- but they are generic hop smells. Perhaps a little pepper or earth. Pours amber, lasting head and lace. Sweet up front, caramel, a little sugar, some hop flavor, bitterness is medium, pepper earth, something a little weird there as well. Not as bad as it sounds, it was drinkable, but I guess I was expecting more. Stupid me. Fuck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Light hops aroma with a malt backing that was light and sort of bready. This was a average IPA. Could be much better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4942) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
Deep hazy amber coloured body with almost a brown tint and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of hops, alcohol, earth, light caramel and a hint of pine. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a pine and grapefruit note, some light caramel and sugar flavours and a good bitterness at the end showing grapefruit and pine. Aftertaste shows a pungent hoppiness with some strong malt notes and a good bitterness. Overall, a nice IPA, not sublime, but good, with a great malt balance and some good complexity. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Portland (downtown), Oregon for US$4.29 a few minutes ago on 11-April-2013 sampled in my hotel room the same day here in Portland.

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