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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


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mastelefish (72) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Has the color of apple cider; a copper amber. Pretty weak hop taste which wasn’t enough for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NewcastleFan13 (8) - Hanford, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
A little flat. Left me wanting more hops. Aroma is good. Color is good, but a little weak for a double. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2013
12oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a syrupy cascade of dark amber and medium bodied brown ale. Head is about 1cm large and lingers a bit with small islands. Froth is not an issue, but the lacing on the glass is great. Aroma is grainy, couch medicine, maple syrup likeness, bountiful gumdrops of all colors, and an interesting mix of the hops and bittering malts, which gives a sweet, sticky feel on the mouth, very fluid and dense and thick going down. Looks the same in the glass. Not an overally hoppy brew one would expect, but a solid bump up from a standard ipa no doubt. Abv can be felt in the aftertaste, but not an issue at all. This ones a banger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
strap (399) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - SEP 27, 2013
Dark amber with a light white head. Aroma is subtle citrus. Bready, malty and lemony with bitter hops. Not my favorite high octane IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pfunk1976LS (7) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Deep copper color with large foamy head. Definitely well hopped as promised. With 9.25% ABV, one bottle goes a long way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aroma is slightly hopped but mostly musty. Appearance is a good ipa color but with a smallish head. Taste is sweet and hopped with some zest. Palate is thick from sweetness, which makes it hard to drink except in small quantities. Good thick ipa without overpowering hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ Jerntorgets Brygghus, Gothenburg. Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 250713

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (821) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Amber pour, small white head. Mild hoppy aroma, Hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Boozey. Sharp, full flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swiftsoles (19) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Nicely hopped, but heavy on the malt as well. Hop flavors were dank, pungent, a little citrus. Full bodied beer with a bready malt characteristic. Overall a different double ipa than your typical American style. Definitely worth trying.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1029) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Slight hazy dark amber pour. Aroma is musty malt. Taste is sweet caranel balance by bitter hops. A bit to sticky for my liking.


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