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A big, strong IPA for all the hopheads out there, brewed with British Pale and Caramel malts, and hopped with Centennial, Cascade, German Tradition, UK East Kent Goldings & Styrian Goldings. Bold and spicy. 16.5 OG 113 IBUs 6.6% ABV


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2006
22 oz bomber. Hazy orange-amber colour with a thick off-white head. Aroma is slightly dusty with a strange Sly Fox metallic harshness that I’ve noted in almost every one of the beers I’ve tried from them. There is a touch of spice and grapefruit in the hop character that seem to clash a bit. Some orange peel and spice along with the previously noted metallic acridness. Flavour is very hoppy with a heavy bitterness that lands like a dull thud on the back of my throat. Orange marmalade and light crystal sweetness which were good but the continued presence of the strange metallic flavour and the intense bitterness makes it tougher and tougher to get this down. Finally gave up and poured half of it out. Just didn’t come together for me at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Poured a murky amber that bordered on brown with a bubbly, but fast fading white head. Smells of, you guessed it, hops, orange, pine, grapefruit. A slightly yeasty hint to the aroma too. Left quite a bit of white, grainy sediment on the sides of my glass. Flavor was solid, citrus obviously, grapefruit and lemons, but there is also a significant malt flavor with a touch of caramel. Bitterness stays, but not overpowering. Very balanced for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle. Deep amber color with a huge, rocky off-white head. Hoppy aroma, almost chemically so, strange. Citrus, pine, lots of resin, grassy. Not bad and definitely not subtle. At all. Really good bitterness, not too much. Good hops, nice and smooth. Floral, grassy flavors, slightly spicy finish. Fresh on the palate, but a tad oily. I have to say, I was pleased with this beer, much more than I expected. I do like hops, and IIPAs and Barley Wines are my favorite, which may be why I like this one. I need to give some more Sly Fox beers a chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2006
I didn’t quite understand the 113 until I took the first sip, the 113 IBUs has quite a kick, a very tasty brew though. Massive citrus nose with some pine to it. The pine comes out more in the flavor then the nose. Very sweet fruity citrus character with a crisp green finish. Very heavy on the palate. Pours copper with a thick white head. Bitterness stays long after you finish the pint, I had to drink a glass of water after this one, kinda just clings to the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle via trade with thaichile, thanks. Pours is cloudy amber straw colored, with a huge off white tan colored head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, citrus, smells better than it tastes. Flavor is floral, peppery, bitter, pine. Palate is medium bodied with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Poured an amber color with crazy head and good lacing. Aroma was of pine hops all over the place. Flavor was citrus pine some caraml to balance it out. Good IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2006
22 oz. bottle via trade with jasonmech77 - Opened with a big hiss. Poured a couple ounces of beer with a huge off white foamy head. Slightly hazy amber color. As the head settled, it left a good bit of lacing behind. Has a soapy, citrus aroma. Flavor is bitter and oxidized. I think this guy is going South. I hope it was a old bottle. If not, this is not a good beer. Thanks Jason, for the chance to try it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2843) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Poured an amber color with some reddish hues to it, large generous head, very nice lacing, above average for the style. The aroma was pine and resinous. The flavor was bitter citrus rinds, strong pine notes, herbal notes, tea bags, caramel malts, and some breadiness underneath all of that. The mouthfeel was full and hearty, nice body for an IPA. A nice beer to enjoy while watching the famed 1990 Eagles-Skins Body Bag game in memory of Andre "Dirty" Waters, RIP #20.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 I recently got the opportunity to try this beer for the first time both from a bottle and on draft at Smokin’ Joes in Pittsburgh. This rating is for the bottle which I found to be much better than the draft. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy chestnut color with a huge tan head. The aroma was strong sweet and fruity hops with a hint of apple and pear. The mouthfeel is big and thick. The flavor is strong and sweetly malty with a strong dry floral and moderate fruity hop presence. The overall flavor was rather harsh and reminded me quite a bit of Stone’s Arrogant Bastard. The draft was nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Many a bomber. Rusty gold body with noticeably high carbonation, a light load of suspended beery matter, and a thick beige head. Hop aromas of stonefruit, cedar, and light citrus plus lightly sweet caramel, earthy malt, and some toast. Woody hop flavors with a notable malt backbone and a mildly roasty, tobacco-like edge. Mostly dry with substantial, semi-coarse bitterness. A very solid, bottle-conditioned IPA.


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