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RATINGS: 1076   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 98   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 Pours a beautiful clear amber with a VOLCANIC off-white head. Aroma is straight hops and mango fruitiness - very pungent and welcome to these nostrils. Taste is extremely hoppy, floral and grapefruit/citrusy with a heavy dose of pine and some spice. Has a ton of malt to back up the hops. Taste is very sweet with a tart bitter aftertaste that lingers for awhile. Leaves a slight alcohol burn on the back end. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Great head retention. Excellent imperial IPA. Second try. This time the is clear golden with a thick, off-white head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Coppery brown body with a thick beige head. Aroma is mostly hoppy(pine) and a little earthy. Starts hoppy, a little malty and slightly grapefruity. Finishes dry and modestly bitter, with a bit of alcoholic bite on the tip of the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (9876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Pours deep turbid orange/coppery, with a big off-white head and great lacing. Aroma of big hops, fruit, malt, citrus, grapefruit. Tastes hoppy, malty, with nice fruit and floral hints, and grapefruit. The palate is firm and dense. Finishes hoppy, slightly tartish, with more grapefruit and some vinous notes. The alcohol makes an appearance as it warms, and the hops and grapefruit show themselves more. This is an awesome brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Hazy and deep orange with a really nice head. Creamy and rewarding mouthfeel. Very tasty malts and hops, complementing one another well. Notes of sweet orange, soft pine, a little earth, and an electric-like spiciness. Balancing bitterness. Very enjoyable IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pigpen106 (3) - washington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2004 does not count
Golden amber in color with a nice creamy head. This is just what you would expect from an IPA with a little more hop kick than most. Overall, a very good beer and a must for IPA fans.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2534) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Huge wild hop mix, avoids the error of too much malt character, AWESOME, a mix of hop character rolling from tangy citric to bushy and herbal to pine, strong composite flavor with mild support of honeydew melon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2086) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 22, 2004
22oz. bomber: It pours a slightly hazy, dark golden color. Touches of orange to the color. Quite a few floaties in there also. A bit of a head on the pour that lingered a short while. A bit of lacing. The nose is somewhat hoppy, mainly of piney hops. A bit floral also. Not as strong as I would have expected of an Imperial IPA. A decent bit of hops to the taste, but not as much as I would have expected. Decent malty backbone. Still, a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Hazy amber, spotty lacing and a creamy head. Aromas of juniper, alcohol, and small malts. More of the same in the flavors. I didnít realize this was a i2pa. Hmm.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Pours a orange/amber with a nice white head. Strong floral hopped aroma, with some malty backing. Taste was nicely balanced, didnít really taste all that rich like an imp. normally tastes, but still very drinkable and enjoyable. Smooth and crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Dunno about Double IPA. IPA and a half, maybe. Possibly IPA and 3/4, with a tailwind. Auburn, large puffy head. Nose pine and resin hops. Flavor quite hoppy, but the malt dies too quickly. Lacks the depth of the killer IIPAs, decent stuff but the bottle of Dreadnaught in my fridge kept trying to get out to bitch-slap this one arouned.


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