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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, toffee, and bread. Flavor of caramel, orange, bread, florals, grapefruit, and toffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Draft, thanks daniwerks. Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, floral, some grapefruit, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, bread. Medium-full body, resinous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Bottle @ home. Clear dark red orange appearance with a light brown head. Somewhat resiny, sappy, piney, floral hoppy, a bit bready aroma. A bit grapefruity, soapy/floral hoppy, citrusy hoppy flavor with a warming, a bit boozy finish. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured fiery reddish-orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head.. some lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up resiny orange, grapefruit, and peppery hops plus a little too much warm boozage over caramel and fruity notes.. came together well, and seemed somewhere between IIPA and barley wine. The flavor found warm fruits, caramel, and biscuity maltage at the core, with grapefruit, spicy pine, and earthy bitterness around.. alcohol amplified everything, and really warmed the throat and belly in the end.. like the nose, it was hot, but still good. Heavier-bodied with low-moderate, rolling carbonation on the palate.. big and spicy.. this was good, and could be interesting with more age on it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, large frothy creamy head, nice lacing.   Resiny nose, slight candied citrus peel, a little tea leaf.   I can get a whif of alcohol as well.   Similar on the tongue, but seems a little oxidized or light struck.   Hides the 11% ABV really well.   Lingering pithiness, hoppy, slight candied citrus peel.   Not as heavy as I thought it would be.   Decent, but not too vibrant, but at least smoother than I expected.   Thanks for the bottle Bob!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
bottle, thanks to mora2000, clear orange in color with creamy off white foam, malty cream and pine sap flavors with a buttery finish, nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2012 Bottle pour thanks to Aaron! Dark orange pour with off white head, aroma has notes of big caramel, toffee notes, hints of pine, grapefruit, candied lemon and biscuit. Taste is a nice note of biscuit and lemon, but pretty flat with notes of slight grapefruit and candied orange, finishing fairly bitter. Interesting, slight alcohol heat in the end.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Muddy Waters. Apparently tap is better than bottle, per recent ratings. This is awesome - citrus hop, caramel, super rich - just killer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
(750ml bottle best by 2.24.2012 ) rich deep orange with sparse offwhite bubbles. Nose is rich and caramel like a barleywine, very little bitter citrus, candied citrus. Taste of rich caramel, fresh crushed grain, lightly bitter citrus, grapefruit linger without a bitter linger. Thick body, syrupy but I like it. Nicely balanced to be honest.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a hazy golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is incredibly hoppy, lots of residual sugars, and a little butterscotch. Flavour brings out loads of resinous hops, balanced by a big portion of caramel malts. Lots of residual sugars, but somehow not cloying at all. There’s a perfumy floral quality to it that is situated well. Not the most easy drinking IIPA, but well-constructed nevertheless.


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