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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Aromas of soft caramel, citrus and piney hops. Hazy orange, mostly lasting white head. Malt sweetness upfront, well balanced. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Inoven (16) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Met mijn neef flesje gedeeld. Gekocht in italie. Donker oranje. Licht bitter. Matig aroma. Goed te drinken.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle shared by my uncle Ino. Clear dark orange to light reddish color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly caramel, slightly a distant hint of dark fruits and lightly hops. Taste malts, decently bitter, caramel again lightly, lightly dark fruits, light to moderately hoppy and perhaps a slight hint of alcohol. Decent body and quite soft carbonation. More easy to drink than I had expected. OK beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
This beauty pours a dark murky orange with a nice beige head. Aroma is of pine, resin, toffee, grapefruit, and caramel. Definitely tastes the booze in this boy. Tastes of strong toffee and caramel malts with powerful pine, and bitter grapefruit. Quite a full bodied syrupy mouth feel with warming alcohol feeling. Has kind of a boozy bitter finish, which I welcome during the Winter months.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (304) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Hazy copper color with a decent white head. Dark caramel nose with some hops. You also get some dark fruits like prunes and raisins. You also get some Spruce notes, A bit creamy mouthfeel. You feel a bit of the alcool and then there’s the long hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrunoVille (50) - BRAZIL - NOV 8, 2014
Coloração caramelo alaranjado típico das imperial IPA, com espuma bege de média persistência. Aroma de malte, caramelo, pão e levemente lupulado. No sabor sobressai o caramelo. Não percebi cítrico. Bom corpo, álcool perceptível mas bem inserido. Boa imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Pours a nice med dark orange ,opaque, thick white head. Aroma- citrus, floral, nothing overpowering to the nose. Taste- light sweetness, lightly bitter, once again nothing overpowering Palate- medium body, sticky, average carbonation, light bitterness, Overall- Nothing stands out quite easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (786) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber-red color with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is hoppy with caramel and toffee notes and a bit of spiciness. Grapefruit flavors are first to hit the palate. A bit of maltiness and some alcohol warming round out the finish. This is more along the lines of a hoppy barleywine than a Double IPA. I enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Rusted copper pour with an eggshell head that doesn’t leave much lace. There’s a lot of raisin and prune on the nose here with some dank spruce notes. The same can be said of the palate. I’d have guessed this was old as shit but the BB date is June 2015. This stuff drinks like a light barleywine. Decent enough but godawful if we’re talking style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
EricDodge (2) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
Holy crap this is a good ipa. It felt like a hop punch to my mouth. Im shocked its only 70 IBUs.


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