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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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XXXX IPA is a non-traditional American IPA with a brilliant copper color and the classic citrus nose of Cascade hops. This beer demonstrates a unique balance of malt-inspired, delicate red grapefruit sweetness and lingering hop dryness. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body to balance the harmony of distinct flavors.Cascade, Warrior,Summit and Glacier hops are used for bittering and Cascade hops are added for dry hopping after fermentation. This hop blend is well balanced with malted wheat, pale ale, crystal, and caramel malts. To full enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. This beer pairs well with Cajun dishes, blackened fish, and BBQ. XXXX draws its name from the British brewing convention of using X’s to denote style. 70 BU,s, 1.092 OG. 22 Plato


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours a cloudy amber-orange with a very small tan head, and very good lacing. smell is of citrus, hops, light grapefruit, caramel, floral, and some grain in the back. taste is chewy, hops, grain, citrus, a touch of pine is that, caramel, and malt in the back. ends nicely bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kirk36 (112) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Deep IPA. The Abyss of Double IPA. Sink into the resin and waft in its beauty. Garden mouth. Yes floral bouquet of loveliness in the end. Eyes crossed after a few sips. The English yeast has taken a hold and is the boss! Great lacing. Who cares? All DIPA S have great lacing. If you launched a ship in this it would go places...my only concern with this beer is its inability to stand out from the crowd. Pretty generic double. I can tell the difference between a stone and a sam and others. But shipyard is not a standout. It is for the masses who want to get crazy and drink a double. Enders game. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LiMuBai (154) - - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a cloudy copper (which I’m not a fan), with a thin, off-white head. There is a heavy mouthfeel with the warmness of alcohol. Am I crazy to say this has a "porter-like" taste? Otherwise, I’m really missing the hoppiness of this one. With that said, I got it for $2.99/32oz. So, the worst it could be is good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has oranges and grapefruits. Clear, golden-copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweetish, but bitterness dominates. It has some cookie malts, oranges, grapefruits. Bitter finish. Full, big and nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sblsimone85 (230) - USA - FEB 8, 2014
Letteralmente l'amaro incarnato in una birra. Profumi erbacei quasi fieno con una nota mielosa. Al palato complessa, corpo esagerato con un amaro da Guinness molto beverina. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Perfero (10) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Not sure if I got an old bottle but it's very low on hops and very heavy on the malt profile. Heavy notes of rock candy. Definitely not one I'd be into again. --- Save the unicorns!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Rated on 9-25-2009 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This beer pours a small head with a good retention, transparent orange body, spotty amounts of lacing, and no visible carbonation. The Aroma is malty, yeast, citrus, grapefruit, and earthy hops. The Taste is bitter, malty, earthy, and grapefruit hops. The Palate is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not very hoppy tasting for the style which was quite surprising. The ABV is well masked and it made for an easy drinking beer. This beer is just ok overall. I did not find any WOW factor to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
Amber coloured and faint hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Heavy sweet and hoppy aroma, almost like a barley-wine. Citrus and herbs. Flavor starts heavy sweet, warming alcohol. Heavy bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4520) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
light sweet malty aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, sweet light dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2013
35t ml bottle. Dark Cloudy amber with off with brownish head. Aroma of grapefruit, red apples, faint spice, dark caramel and faint cinnamon. Taste is sweet, rich, malt, caramel, sugar, apples and faint spice. Finish is sweet, long and bitter.


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