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RATINGS: 1049   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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For our hopping regime we went with Cascade and Nuggets in the boiling addition. Centennials were added every 5 minutes for the last 30 minutes of the boil. We added Crystals into the whirlpool. Dry hopping was done in both the fermentor after primary fermentation and the bright tank. We used a mixture of Chinook, Nuggets, and Sterlings in the fermentors and whole leaf Centennials in the bright tank.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2005 Bottle...This beer rocks!... It pours the color of sunshine. Lightly hazy with a large, frothy, ivory head (lasting). The nose is of black pepper, dried flowers, butterscotch and apricot. The flavor is Hearty! Rich! Bitter! Grapefruit rind in a bottle. Full-bodied and fatty with fizzy carbonation. Crisp, bitter, dry finish. A very big beer! How many times have I walked passed this beer in D.C.? Shame on me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Pours with an amber orange body topped by a thick off white head with some lacing left on the glass. Sweet yet slightly sour grapefruity hop aroma with slight piney notes and a subtle maltiness. Sweet yet bitter hop flavor wtih a mix of grapefruit and pine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Hazy orange/amber color with a small white head. The heavy pine,resin, citrus hop aroma hits you like a punch from Stash Wojciechowski. Initially a heavy resin taste with a light body. The perfume hops aroma and taste seem to die out as this warms so that the body remains the same but the taste turns thick and cloying, very resiny. A distinctive IPA that overstayed its welcome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2868) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Bottle: Citrus/mainly grapefruit though I get a little earthy/yeasty also. Light amber color, little head, big sediment, clear otherwise. Pucker up flavor. Roasty & bitter. Kinda creamy linguring bitter finish. Thought I had rated last years, but I see I didn't. Quite a change. It's good, but been done before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Light orange body with slight sediment haze, medium dense white head, PNW hops in nose. Some sweetness in the malt; hoppy but well-balanced with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1550) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Pleasant barley malt, hoppy aroma. Unfiltered amber appearance. Small head with some lacing. Great bite in the taste from the pronounced hop presence. Dry, citrusy finish. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Cloudy golden orange color, yeast chunks present. Very hoppy, a citrus piney hop. Lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quantum24 (32) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Pours a cloudy orange with a quickly fading bright white head. aroma is citrusy (grapefruit and orange) and piney. sweet and sticky followed by a strong hop bitterness, not as balanced as it should be. could be more malt assertive. i liked this one though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Another goody for us hop-heads. Is this unfiltered, bottled conditioned, or both? It poured out viscous thick - all sorts of stuff suspended in it's glowing gold body. Hops are chewy pine and grapefruit up front and linger forever with a softly warm bitterness - Not as sharp as Ruination, but about as strong. The one thing they could do would be to add more malt to backup these intense flavors, but I loved it anyway.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2004 New 2004: A tremendous improvement over last year's recipe. I believe that this is simply a doubled-up version on the IPA--really the same flavor profile, but obviously more intense. Rich thick body and head and a good amoount of hops. The bitter finish cuts the thickness nicely. Old 2003: Pretty much what you'd expect in a double IPA, but there should be a greater investment in hop flavor than in simple bitterness. Pales in comparison to Rogue and Dreadnaught.

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