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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Not quite an imperial, but certainly not a standard India pale ale. Our double IPA is a hop lovers dream. Citrusy and clean with an incredible finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (975) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
35,5cl bottle at Hĺndverkerstuene. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small white head. Hoppy aroma. Lots of tropical fruits. Flavour is bitter and hoppy. Tropical fruits again as well as some malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hallinghansen (2650) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. Light amber body with a medium white head. Aroma has grapefruit, soap, peach, oranges, pine. Flavor is malt, oranges, peach, notes of pepper and citrus. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a light amber with a moderate head. Light aroma of hops, honey and grass. Taste is a little under medium bodied, with a smooth palate and nice layers of grassy hops. Was hoping for a bit more, has a fair amount of hops, but not that much more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1713) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 This IPA was purchased at The Caboose in Ashland, Va. The IPA poured a very clear golden color. The aroma was of citrus and pine. The head was about 1/2 inch and laced down the glass. The medium body IPA was excellent. The alcohol was right in the higher range for IPAs. The whole experience was excellent. Very smooth finish with some bitterness. I need to learn what defines an Imperial IPA. I enjoyed another at the new location for Buzand ned’s in Richmond’ West End. I agree with the comments and will leave the rating as it stands.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2011
A good DIPA but not up with the select. The best usually have a special distinguishing characteristic but I didn’t find anything outstanding about this one. There is no doubt that it is a very drinkable beer, but doesn’t rate up there with Hopslam, Simcoe IPA, etc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours deep gold, slight haze - white head that leaves lots of lace on the glass. Aroma is malty honey, some earthy herbal hops, and vinous ripe fruit. Flavor starts hoppy with herbal slightly vegetal hop character. Decent bit of honey-like sweetness with touch of catty evergreen bitterness. Lots of malt, fairly sweet. Finishes fairly dry with a clean bitterness that leaves touches of tropical fruit and earthiness on the back of the palate. Aftertaste is pungently hoppy bitter with a rough edge (simcoe?). Mouthfeel is decently carbonated with light velvety creamy texture in a medium-full body. Overall, decent and hoppy, but a bit sweet and bit of a rough edge on the hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Sharp lily pollen aroma, borders on offensive. Little catty, when i dive in i discover a little honeycomb. Surprising aromatics. Pale gold, sticky white head. More honeycomb on the sip, dries out quickly with an herbal midpalate, eases into a nice finish as doughy malt and citrusy hops come through as something familiar in the end. 030911 Nearly 24 hours later I opened my second bottle. Much better. More direct aromatics, guessing simcoe and summit in this one. Lightly toasted biscuit plays nicely with the amped up hop oils. Stronger than the single ipa, more tame than the unearthly, and maintains its own character in the process.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (996) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Pours amber color with very small off-white head that left a little bit of lacing. Aroma mostly of citrus. Flavors of citrus/grapefruit, grass, and some kind of fruit, maybe mango or apricot? Dry and bitter finish. A decent Double IPA, I was actually kind of disappointed with this, as usually Southern Tier’s big beers are top notch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24523) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Draught@Akkurat, Stockholm. Goldeny orange colour with a mediumsized white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is rather fruity and floral with some parfumed soap as well as mild earthy and malty notes. Flavour is rather similar with also some slight alcohol lurking. Mouthdrying. Chugging the last half of this was not the smartest thing I’ve done...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Clear medium orange color. Two fingers of thick creamy just-off white head quickly falls to one finger, then sticks around for a while. Good sized ring of lacing. 5.0 S: The nose on this is incredibly powerful, but also incredibly pleasant. A blind man with a cold would be able to figure out there was a beer in the room based on the force that this puts out. Massively flowery with candied and re-candied pineapple, mango, and mandarin orange. Lemongrass with just a touch of caramel and biscuity malts. 4.5 T: Pineapple, orange, and grapefruit kick this one off. There is a bit of sugary sweetness in the taste as well, but nowhere near as strong as the nose (which is a good thing). Mango and lemon are secondary. Bitterness is moderate, but pretty soft - this is all about the hop flavor. There’s a bit more caramel than in the nose and perhaps a bit more biscuity as well. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth. A bit of warming on finish, but otherwise the ABV is hidden well No problems here. 4.0 D: Very nice west coast style DIPA. Great smell and great taste, but from experience the candied fruit aspect becomes too much three or so bottles in. Still a damn good beer at an even better price. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-05-2011 22:05:44


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