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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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The year-round release of Pro-AM 2012 DIPA.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1267) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
I received this beer in a trade. It might of been under more pressure than usual because of the jostling. However, I had let it sit in the fridge for at least three hours before opening. It spewed and poured suds out of the can the moment it opened. I tried to get most of it in the can. A huge bumpy head formed and stayed. Stayed. And stayed some more. There are some citrus notes on the nose, bust mostly a hammering of malt. Itís a dark, murky amber color. Sort of ugly. Finally I get a sip around the fat foam. Malt bomb. A lot of raw hop hotness on the back of the throat, but no real hop flavor to balance this malty mess. There is a bit of misplaced chocolate. Itís got a pleasing heavy mouthfeel. Only redeeming quality in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Golden color out of the can with a sticky off white head. Nose of hop resin and malt powder. Big malty beer with tons of hop resin, candied orange peel and pine notes. Thick but not too heavy for an IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1384) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Quite tasty and if I understand its source, from a contest winner. I love to see breweries offering up and supporting the wares of the home brewing public. Nice hops aroma of floral and pine. Copper color with one-finger head. Average palate weight with balanced carbonation. Nice hops taste of citrus and peaches. Thatís what first came to mind. Have no clue what the alcohol was. Had a slight bitterness that didnít balance with the others if I have one critique, otherwise, good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2243) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3250) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3253) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4266) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Berbatov (22) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2012
wow, i donít often go for the big beers but this is crazy. lots of pine. sticky. one will do ya!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (746) - 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. Iím a sucker for unfiltered IPAís! 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. Iím actually a bit surprised by the 10% abv, its not even noticeable. O - Seeing as the first review is from mid-August Iíd 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.


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