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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

AlabastorJones' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle from city beers, clear orange copper color, thin almost no white head, aroma is buttery caramel aka diacetyl, flavor is buttery caramel and a bitter backbone, no real substantial hop flavor, there are some faint hints at west coast citrus rind hops in the background, I probably got an old bottle and this is more of what I imagine a British twist on the IIPA might taste like, that’s what they’re into on the East Coast right? Probably won;t buy it again but it’s not bad stuff at all if diacetyl doesn’t ruin a beer for you.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (240) - Colton, California, USA - SEP 17, 2015
22 bomber to tulip. Pours dark amber red, beige foamy head. Aroma of raisin, brown sugar, dark fruits, and deep malt blend. Taste of same. Good malt backbone. Hop character is fruity, juicy with a little spice. Very complex beverage. Finish is with slight boozy heat, but lighter than 9.2 abv would suggest. I get spoiled with WC IPAs. This English style is more like an imperial red to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2543) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
625ml bottle from the LCBO in Toronto, Ontario. Hazy amber in colour with a long lasting small tan coloured head, good lacing. The aroma is of fruity hops, some light pine, light alcohol, caramel malts. The flavour is sweet, good citrus hop bite, soapy, caramel malt. Warming hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, with alcohol and some spice. Pretty good, not like other DIPA’s I’ve had. Fairly tame in that sense.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2176) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
hot nose with a heavy alcohol aroma, light pine notes, not citrus. Pours a dark ruby amber with a thick off white head. Minimal lacing. The first sip is not what I expected. No discerning profile but a strong alcohol presence, heavy caramel malts, moderate bitterness. Off!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle. Copper pour with a big white head. Sweat, caramel, pine, citrus. No so pleasant aroma. Medium body. Sweet body. Not impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MacBoost (1563) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Holy shit this is an abomination of a beer. Sticky bitter malt juice. Tylenol. Sickly sweet. Tastes like a 10 year old recipe. Jesus fuck no.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (1174) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle. Amber body with large lasting tan head. Aroma is malts, caramel some hints of fruits and pines. Taste is malts with some honey and caramel. Aftertaste is malty sweetness nicely balanced by some hops bitterness. Nice one but it has more of a barly wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (374) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear amber. Two finger off white head, some lacing and retention. Aroma of caramel and faint whiskey. Taste is really earthy bitter and malty sweet, a little too sweet for the style. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting notes of Belgian sugar, caramel, dates, pine resin, alcohol. This drinks almost like a barley wine that’s over hopped. Not bad beer just another curve ball from Shipyard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4823) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle 355 ml, a copper amber beer with good head. Nose is on toasted malt, hop resin, almond, floral. Aroma is on caramel, sugar, almond, biscuit, vanilla, sweet, berries, complex, good bitterness and body, quince.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. shared with JFK10000. Pours dark orange, off white head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Caramel, spicy note, fruity. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Keg at Spacebar, 4/6/15. Clear golden, thin fizzy off-white head, poor retention. Aroma of floral and mild piney hops. The taste is resin, melon hops, pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

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