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RATINGS: 466   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jnkor (316) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oliodnb (389) - ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours clear amber with two fingers of creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, citrus, sweet and candied fruits. Taste is similar with the sweetness well balanced by a good final vegetal hoppy bitter dry finish. Hops probably a bit muted by the time. Excellent drinkability for a 9+ ABV beer. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaKeAFC (603) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
65 cl bottle bb 12/2014, 9.25%, 70 IBU, 5€. Dark copper color, hazed, big expanding creamy offwhite/beige head. Strong IPA smell on the nose. Aroma is a load of caramel malts and huge amounts of american hops. Some fruity ester, grapefruit, rose, orange zest, red wine. Taste is sweetish ending up in a tight bitterness. Rock solid aromatic IPA, the 9.25% is very well hidden, while the 70 IBU is biting. Full body, soft carbonation, medium-long finish. Very good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Gorgeous copper pour with a short tan head. Citrus and caramel with floral hops in the aroma. Taste is earthy and floral hops, spicy hops, citrus, big caramel, chewy malt and toasted grains. Body is medium-full with a chewy body and dense, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more earthy and floral hops, soft citrus, chewy caramel, toasted bread and sweet malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1129) - 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 (4) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
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 (8986) - 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 (409) - 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 (279) - 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 (48) - 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 (90) - 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.


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