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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 140   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A complex malt and hop theme park in your mouth
Named after the hop flower Humulus Lupulus, this India Pale Ale style beer has enormous amounts of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. With a very complex malt bill, flavors seem to meld with the hops to balance this ale and provide a ridiculous urge to sample more.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
milewide (1391) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 On tap. Aroma and taste are hops bitterness. Dark amber color. Medium body. Medium head. No confusing this IPA for a water-lager! Had first bottle on 4/13/09. Again felt that taste was almost all hop bitterness, especially an extremely bitter after-taste! 9/2/11 Rerate: My favorite IPA! Extreme herbal bitterness, with enough malt sweetness to keep it balanced. Cloudy, which I enjoy. Aftertaste is all hop bitterness, which I love. Always in my frig!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
johnmike98 (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2011 does not count
Very drinkable, tasty IPA - fabulous flavour, yet not overpowering in hops!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paulgermain (16) - sterling heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2010
A truly great beer, Strong hop taste and aroma with a clean finish. One of my personal favorites.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poech73 (116) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
Bouteille de 12oz @ MaltingPot. Robe orangée au col mince et soyeux. Au nez, fortes effluves d’amertume mêlées d’odeurs de pin. En bouche l’attaque n’est pas amer mais fruitée et maltée: céréales additionnées d’herbes sauvages (oxalys) avec un goût de levure. C’est n’est qu’en final que l’amertume apparaît sans toutefois être astringente: c’est dû au mélange de houblon à la fois aigres, aromatiques et fruités. En toute fin, elle laisse une belle longueur amère avec des sensations de résine de pin ( eucalyptus, menthol, etc.) et d’épices. En conclusion : un labeur savamment équilibré tant en goût qu’en matières : rien ne prend le pas sur l’autre. Du tout bon travail. Pas de 20/20 par fierté nationale. Non peut-être?

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
webproze (2) - kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
Great flavor finishes nice. Love me some hops! Comparable to Bells Two Hearted but with a bit better finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sustainablealc (5) - Manchester, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012 does not count
Killer amounts of hops not at all balanced with no where near enough malt to take the edge off the hop bill. citrus, floral, wonderful!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerSquare (115) - - MAY 30, 2012
One of my favorite beers ever. The floral hugeness, sharp evergreen edge, and thick citrus syrup are all key elements but this is a very unique beer. Palate is especially pleasant-- unique, sharp, champagney carbonation provides a mouth feel as big as the absolutely huge flavors. This is a beer that generates immediate comments when served.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersak (91) - akron, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Excellent IPA. Dark straw color-wonderful hops aromas ...crisp and flavorful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. The body is hazy amber gold with a white head. The aroma was massive grapefruit with some almonds. The taste was strong grapefruit with some pecans. A nice clean and floral bitter finish. A great IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2009 Draft @ Brew HaHa. A hazy copper/orange with a medium sudsy white head.Big grapefruit,orange zest aroma,some pine and floral notes too.Flavor is very fresh and crisp,bitter up front with a rye/pale sort of malt in the middle and bitter at the end,peppery,orangy. Nice lacing left down the glass.Very good all around,very flavorful and enjoyable.


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