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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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pre-2014 ABV: 11.1%
2014 ABV: 10.5%

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a white head just short of a finger that dissipates to a frothy ring. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit, candied mango, pink grapefruit, pine resin, and spice nicely integrated with a sturdy, caramel driven malt backbone. Big bitter hop ride up front with an interesting dank carmelized finish strangely reminiscent of a barleywine, especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is hearty and sticky, very smooth even with the moderate carbonation. I'd never guess this was an 11.1% ABV beer as the alcohol is expertly hidden, making this beer dangerously drinkable. I picked this beer up after reading all the positive reviews and I'm glad I did. This one has staying power. Highly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1589) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Pours light amber lots of foamy head and big clumps of lacing. Nose is very resin with some syrup in the back. Flavours of big rubber bands, grapefruit, light syrup. Taste is big bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body lively carbonation. Big beer, alc is pretty well integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerdedDave (706) - - APR 23, 2015
can; clear, amber color; piney hop aroma; a big, hoppy, bitter beer; lots of bitter, piney hops and pine resin; enough malt to keep it balanced; slightly sweet malt in the background; finish is bitter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerRenter76 (25) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Nice aromas with plenty of juicy citrus, resin and fruit notes with some sweet malts. Flavor was a bit of a let down, the sweetness of the malts dominated the hops. The purpose of IIPA’s is to showcase hops, malt bombs defeat the purpose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2451) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium body. Pine hop nose and flavor is balanced with caramel malt and pine hops - good thing the IBUs are 115. Best by Jul 2015. $3.90 for a 12oz gold can from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
Tall thin 12oz can courtesy of markwise pours with a crystal clear copper body that supports a nice full tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up malty sticky pine sap notes, some malt sweetened floral hops, a dash of grapefruit, a biscuit sort of maltiness and then a sliver of booze. The taste begins pretty smooth with malts and initial hints at the hoppiness. Then quickly resiny pine sap hoppiness and booze burst to the surface followed by some mild and sweet biscuit malts, grapefruit citrus hops and floral like hopiness. Pretty solid and the booze is there and that’s just fine for me for the style as this pushes the envelope some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4104) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Can. Pours crystal cleary golden orange, large creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. So far so good. Aroma is pine, spruce, citrus, some dankness. Flavor is medium sweet, full on bitter, resinous, some citrus and sugary biscuit. Medium body, oily. This is a beast with a harsh harsh finish that starts enjoyable and ends hard to swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12oz can in trade from markwise-offwhite-orange A-citrus orange/resin. taste citrus-orange/resin hops with some lt/Med malt-honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2696) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
355 ml can from Premier Gourmet. Pours a clear orange colour with good-sized whiteish head with solid retention. Aroma is dry with tropical fruit, flowers and pine resin. Flavour is fairly rich with sweet pineapple, lychee and grapefruit zest, slightly spicy resin and a bit of floral hoppiness too. Slick mouthfeel. Very little bitterness in finish. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cool_Bond (1848) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Good fruity and floral fragrance. The taste is well hopped, fruity and bitter. Quite so heavy bitterness that fills the mouth for a long while. For bitter for me to like it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (551) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
12 oz can poured into a tulip..amber/orange with thin white head..aroma of resin,pine,caramel..sticky mouthfeel..not citrusy..good but could have been better.

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