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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazyvin (1963) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
From a can. A orange amber body with a white head that had mild retention and no lace. Aroma had a strong mango presence upfront. Pine, citronella and caramel malts. Flavor had good hop flavor. Well balanced between tropical fruits and pine flavors. Grapefruit was mild. Some caramel malts and the alcohol was a warming presence in the finish. Otherwise it was well hidden. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - OCT 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-8-14- Poured from can into a snifter Appearance- The beer pours a nice orange-amber color with a tiny wispy white head. The head fades almost instantly leaving a trace bit of streaky lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is super heavy of pine and grapefruit hops. Along with these aromas are some nice sweeter tropical fruit smells with mango, tangerine and papaya all there. Some grassy hops meld with the rest of the hop aromas nicely and with a biscuit and bready aroma creating a base, overall the beer has a nicely hopped and fruity aroma. Taste – The taste of the brew begins with a fruity flavor with lots of tropical fruits of mango and tangerine. A good deal of grapefruit hop is present from the start with it maintaining a good showing throughout the taste. Some caramel flavors develop soon after the initial taste with them growing stronger in the middle and then fading again at the end. Once the caramel fades the fruity flavors intensity more making up for the loss of the caramel sweetness. A pine hop flavor begins developing more in the middle of the taste with it also joined by some grassy and light earthy hop flavors. The pine and grass increase to the end, with the pine being the more potent of the two. All throughout the taste there is a nice bready base that supports all these nice hop flavors nicely. In the end, a moderate amount of boozy flavors come to the tongue, combining with the sweet, bready and hoppy flavors to leave a nice heavy and warming, slightly resinous IPA flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer is on the average side for a brew of 11.1 % in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the higher side for the abv. While the body is fairly nice for the mix of hoppy and sweet, in my opinion the carbonation was a bit too high for a double of its strength, with a slightly lower carbonation likely better for the mix of bread, hop and booze. Overall – A good tasty brew, but in some ways lesser then resin (even though more potent). I am glad I tried it, but I would likely stick with resin on most accounts as it is more balanced, about as flavorful, lower in abv. and less expensive. But for this one, I must say, if you have not had it then you may want to give it a try for yourself to see what you think.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from from Stewarts Wine Company April 2014. Another nice looking can and even better beer inside. Resinous in the mouth, almost medicinal like finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1996) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear, bright orange-gold with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, pine, peach and orange. Taste of peach, orange, caramel, citrus and pine. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Serving: Can. Pours a nice amber color. Sweet, boozy nose with a bit of resin. The flavor is overly sweet, boozy, and slightly medicinal. Some tropical fruit and plenty of resin. Lingering, unpleasant finish. Not impressed by this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewMichaelZ (63) - - AUG 8, 2014
Poured into tulip. Golden orange with quickly-disappearing off-white foamy head. Sweet resiny hop aromas with grapefruit and pine. A bit sticky with high carbonation and rich hops. Strong malty backbone balanced things out nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz can, hazy orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of earth, touch of orange, grapefruit, grass, pine, hints of grainy notes, touch of old hop notes as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of orange, grapefruit, pineapple, touch of old hops but not bad, hints of grain, syrupy a bit, finishing bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Little fucken can @ home, thanks to Armin for sharing. Pours a murky dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Somewhat spicy orange citrusy aroma. Medium bodied. High sweetness. Moderate to high bitterness. Fairly citrusy. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple. Kind of goopy. Ok.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (532) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
Orange gold pour with a thin white head. Citrus, pine, resin, stone fruit aromas. Smells great. Taste is sweet, a little orange, piney, caramel. It’s a good one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4861) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
23/VI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: 12/VII/14 (2014-663) Thanks to PriorL for sharing the can!

Clear deep orange beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, adhesive. aroma: it’s resinous all right (if that’s what the name is hinting at)! Citrus, orange peel and a bit fruity as well. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, fruity, some citrus, hoppy, bit resinous, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: citrus, orange peel, sweet and sugary malt base underneath, with sweet ripe exotic fruits, gentle sourness and a nice hoppy ending. Lovely one!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahouse (14) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Amber-orange color. No real head. Aroma is catty with notes of pine, grass, and slight dark fruit. Taste is sweet, malty, then a bit of sour grape. Mouth feel had bitter (simcoe-like bitter) ending that hangs around. Overall, solid east coast double ipa.


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