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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15649) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM 5 at Kulminator. Clear orange, lasting beige head. Bit boozy, some decent hops, bit burnt and toasty in the flavour. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7103) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Clear amber witha medium off white head. Lots of malty caramel in aroma with some piney and fruity hop notes. In the flavour the caramel is dominating but have a nice punch of hops to match it. Not too bitter. Easy to drink and enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4532) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is copper colored with an off white head. The smell is caramel, desserty, hops, and earth. The taste is alcohol, pine, caramel, and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Best from Shipyard so far. Huge nose of hops and sweet malts. Clear golden body, large white head (some wheat?), great lacing. No need for balance, just solid sweet malt background, grapefruit, pine, resin, and bitterness. Bitter finish, and surprisingly dry given the sweetness of the initial malt experience.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 5, 2009
Me too! Tasted from the same bottle as yalnikim. Was a disappointed amongst all the other fine beers that were surrounded by.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2009
Tasted 28/08/2009. Oh dear... bombs away! Diacetyl killed the hopstar. Great bottle, looks lovely in the glass (hazy but creamy), but it all falls away very badly into a screaming train wreck. Diacetyl and cloying caramel malt leave the hops no chance to express themselves. It’s bad enough for me to not bother investigating further. Sadly I was very excited about this bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2009
tasty but sligtly bitter. Good balance and hoppy geel. Very frothy head and golden richness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (21767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2009
Bottled. Clear amber, rich creamy head. Grapefruity nose. Very sweet with clean hard mouthfeel. The hops collide badly with the immense swetness, making it harsh and inky. Some butterscotch tries to round the wost edges of this simplistic and unrefined beer, but it’s all in vane. Finishes with pine needles and inky bitterness. With more ink than hop aroma and really poor malt structure it’s the least enjoyable IIPA I can remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3799) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Amber orange color with a short lived off white head. Big candied grapefruit rind and pinnapple nose. Flavors of red grapefruit, orange rind, and lots of alcohol in the finish. Pretty thin body. This is really more like a thin hop tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeinDahlem (1381) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2009
Shared at LCRBM09. Bright and clear pinkish-red color. Pretty, but possibly filtered? Smells, fruity, floral and boozy. tastes sweet, quite bitter. Thin and alcoholic. Hot and bitter beer that needs body and backbone. Maybe that part was filtered out.

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