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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The year-round release of Pro-AM 2012 DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
12oz can. Strong amber with a nice white head, residue that looks like actual hops in the bottom. Resin is quite strong, slight grapefruit. Moderate to high carbonation, moderate body, not as bitter as I thought it would be considering the strong resin, becomes slightly dry but the dried pine on the finish is off-putting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to Santa for a special release from the Texas Panhandle. This was a fine imperial IPA that was sharp, crisp, yet not over the top. It has probably faded by now but might still be worth a shot if it gets a second release.

Aroma / Appearance - The robust body pours a rich chestnut color. It almost looks like someone poured a bottle of bourbon instead except for the carbonation and billowing head. Grapefruit, lemon, bright floral hops, and grass clippings flirt with the senses. This does not hold back anything.

Flavor / Palate - Mango, lemon, bitter hops, and a low key malt bill stick to the back of the throat like window cling. The full body lingers for a while like the last people at a dying party. All told it is solid and a well made example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
12 oz can from secret Santa 2012 - blutt59. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aromas of pine and caramel. Bitter pine hop flavor with.some sweet caramel. Medium body with average carbonation. Good stuff. Thanks Bob.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Very good double IPA from Souther Star. Aromas of wet hay, piney hops, must. Sweet smell as well. Mouth feel is smooth and just bubbly enough. Tastes of molasses, and fresh hops. Very bitter, but balanced. Finish is clean, with lingering bitter. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4088) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2012
12 ounce can. Pours a clear orange with a nice white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is grapefruit, pine, grass, and some caramel malt. A hop bomb for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berbatov (20) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
wow, i dont often go for the big beers but this is crazy. lots of pine. sticky. one will do ya!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (741) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks for this one gtermi! A - Pours a dark and hazy amber color with floating bits of hops and yeast. Two finger creamy white head with soapy and sticky lacing and retention. Im a sucker for unfiltered IPAs! S - Caramel malts, piney hops, bitter grapefruit, and some dank resin. T - Nice blend of caramel malts and dank hops. Light grapefruit and pine. Bitterness is low but pleasant. A bit malt forward but rather tasty. Mouth feel is creamy and slick. Im actually a bit surprised by the 10% abv, its not even noticeable. O - Seeing as the first review is from mid-August Id say this one has a bit of age on it. Even in its current state its drinking really well. Plenty of caramel malt and grapefruit/dank hops. Alcohol extremely in check. Really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1425) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Have only had... maybe 28 of these, so not sure that that 5.25 gallons is a good enough serving sample. Best or favorite IIPA? Not exactly, but damn decent. Perhaps a tad abrasive, but maybe just aggressive and I sure will be sad when these disappear and notice that I buy at least one 4pk if not more every time I see one whether my fridge is crammed with beer or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 Pliny-esque. This iipa is resinous with a piney hop presence. Not much citrus but a nice mouthfeel, nice orange brown color, thick lacing and clean aftertaste. Strong beer from an up-and-coming brewer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma has some big double IPA notes, with a lot of resinous pine and orange citrus notes. I also get a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is more of the same. The caramel malt keeps the bitterness from being too high, but what really comes through are some dank, resinous pine and orange citrus. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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