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RATINGS: 1263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Aroma is of citrus and pine, but some sweetness comes through. Appearance is a nice straw yellow with a white head that leaves quickly and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Taste is very well balanced and you do not get hit in the face with the ST malt flavor that can be overpowering. Palate is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, a very well balanced and drinkable IPA...not really a DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
12 oz bottle poured into my snifter. A- Body is a quite foggy golden yellow hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy white head. Head fades to a thick collar and leaves traces of lacing behind in the glass. Cloudiness is thin and uniform. S- Tropical fruit, herbal hops, grassy hops, and a hint of citrus. T- Taste is somewhat mild upfront and offers mostly herbal hops as well as a hint of spicy hops and tropical fruits. The finish is mostly prickly hop bitterness with some tropical fruity flavors-what lingers is a moderate hop bitterness. M- Medium carbonation and lightweight drinkable body. D- This is yet another very atypical IPA from ST. Its light on the palate, fairly clean, herbal, tropical, and bitter. Interesting to experience The different variations but honestly- I prefer the classic grapefruit/pine IPAs. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-02-2010 01:00:33

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9313) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Premiere Gourmet, good value price for a DIPA. More like a double pale, the bitterness is there but smooth and tame. Orange citrus aroma,and taste, smooth mouthfeel, a bit creamy. Tangerine orange colour with lots of white lace.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Pours a clear golden yellow color with bright golden banana yellow hues when held to a light source and a 1.5 finger frothy white head. Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic rings and spots of lacing left behind. Uber fresh, dank oily hop aroma with lots of sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as some earthy pine and subtle graham cracker-y, biscuit malt. Hints of pineapple, grapefruit, mango and citrus peel with a slight grass presence in the nose. On the lighter end of medium bodied with a bitter earthy pine hop blast up front that lingers throughout into a bitter yet sweet dry finish. Nicely balanced by sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as by a slight malt backbone and subtle alcohol astringency. The citrus/tropical fruit presence is prominent with lots of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and lemon peel. The malt backbone is faint but provides nice balance with hints of graham cracker and biscuit. The high ABV is decently masked but there is still a bit of alcohol, especially toward the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjaxson (338) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Really a delight. According to the label, there are 4 hop varieties and 3 malts lurking within this very smooth IPA. To my tastebuds, it is the malts that more than balance the hops to account for the unusual smoothness. Of course, the extra ingredients prop up the price, but I don’t mind paying when the results are this good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3233) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2011
A tall, frothy, sticky head persists over this mostly clear medium gold brew. Pine and citrus hop aroma. The bitterness is dominant but well supported by a juicy malt foundation. Not too thin not too heavy. Great body and mouth feel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Draft at Brass Tap: Poured a golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is a balanced hops and malts. Not a super hoppy for a double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Light amber tinged straw body with about zilch for head. Rich floral nose. Moderate upfront sweetness characterized by light caramel and roasted grain. Floral hops that are light and crisp. Nice mellow pine, citrus, and lemongrass. Well hidden EtOH means no worries for the rest of your days . . . 900 . . . Hakuna Matata

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (714) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pours golden yellow color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet pineapple citrus. The flavor is a nice deep hop tea flavor and a nice malty. Kind of resiny. Really solid. Nice bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
Pours crystal clear amber with a large lasting head and nice lacing. Nose shows lots of resin and pine along with a load of crystal malt and some cookie-dough character. Flavours are completely dominated by grass and resinous, piny hops. A full on assault of pine really. Not much noticeable malt, the alcohol provides a kick though. Body seems a bit weak. Not much complexity, just solid pine, but nice nonetheless.


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