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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Haw many hops are enough for an IPA? We think itís not just quantity, but the blend of varieties as we strive for hoppy delusions in this extremely limited release IPA for the lover of all things humulus lupulus. This beer is light golden in color from pilsner and caramel malts, with a cloudy haze from the addition of wheat. Itís an unfiltered compilation of Nugget, Columbus, Zythos, Simcoe and a new experimental hop from the Pacific-Northwest referenced only by HBC-342.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhopsbeertalk (129) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Boozy malt bomb... disappointing. The aroma is all malt, no hops whatsoever. The flavors follow suit with a big boozy burn. Slumbrew has gotten in the habit of underhopping their beers lately with even flagraiser, a former favorite suffering this fate.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
A big off-white head rides above this hazy dark orange/amber brew. Big juicy malt aroma along with lots of citrus hop aroma. The flavor unfortunately is a sweet hoppy mess that a lot of double IPAs share. Too sweet, a bit boozy, lacks crispness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (3118) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 27, 2014
22 oz. bottle from One Stop Market. Hazy, murky gold/ amber in color with thin head retention in a snifter. Aroma is odd, lemon furniture cleaner, citrus rind and some flowers.

Flavor is nearly as odd as the aroma. Starts with grass, hints of old womanís flowery perfume and lasting pine resin in the finish. The bitterness is borderline harsh. Really kind of unbalanced. The perfume and flower hops really does not jive well for me. Also the alcohol gets a bit overwhelming as it warms. This tastes much better when cold, without doubt. As it warmed up I liked it less and less. I had a rule about not drinking bottled or canned DIPAís. I broke my own rule with getting a few over the last few days... Need to go back to draft only for DIPAís and standard IPA. This brew was not easy to finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3999) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
22oz bomber from Wine Academy. Poured a syrupy honey orange body under a dense foamy smaller white head. Aroma is > flavor. Notes of orange marmalade, apricot, citrus rind, wet toast, mango. Flavor is a bit more grainy with cereal and dry citrus rind. Thicker syrupy body with light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerathon (1144) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Big pine presence in nose and flavor. Very thick and sticky for an IPA. Nice sweetness to the malts to serve as a counterbalance to the bodacious hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayorOfSudz (36) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured with a nice head and some substantial lacing. Nose is apricotty hops. A gorgeous deep golden amber that is extremely opaque. Beer explodes with sweet balanced hops, with a subtle bitter ending followed by some caramel sweetness again. A very faint wheat note is hard to find on every sip, but is there at times. Cloaks the 9% like Frodo with The One Ring on in a cave. It's a Beaut, Clark! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bomber into a 24oz Sin City glass. pours a murky brown/orange, brown sugar likeness. HEas is beige, think but full of volume leaving lacing all over the glass as it simmers. Aroma is ripe tangerine, tart melon, and hops all over, slapping you in the tounge and annoucing their grand status and dignifed recognition. Taste comes across as sweet, malt balance remains a nice melding and the nuggett and simcoe come across strong and flavorful. Drinks like a strong ale at times, then the hops gear it more toward the dipa status, sweet up front and on the back burner, this is a solid drinker. Drinkability is respectalbe, definatley on sipping brew with the high abv and sweet esters. ;Full bodied and thick flowing brew, a nice take on the dipa/imp angle. Goes well with winter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2054) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy orange color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of dominant fresh citrus fruit and a bit of caramel malt. Taste of orange, lemon, rotted citrus skins, and caramel malt. I see a lot of low rating on this, but I liked it!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Thanks James! Pours a golden orange with a decent light beige head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, grass, floral, pine, and malt. Lots of IBUís.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit, caramel malt, perfume, citrus and resin. Dry red licorice finish.


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