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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This medium bodied copper colored strong lager is in a class all by itself. First released in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. Ed Stoudt calls this beer an "American-style Doppelbock" He believes it to be the first high gravity lager brewed with German Malts and American Hops. This brew has a delicate malty palate up front, which is abruptly overshadowed by the dominating ho presence that can be attributed to 1.5lbs/bbl of hops that were added to this brew for aroma & flavor. A hop lover's beer indeed.

Yeast: Bottom Fermenting Lager
Bittering hops: Summit
Aroma hops: Amarillo
Malts: Two-row,Vienna & Others


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3255) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Gets points for the label and name. Aroma is strange perfumey hops and earthy grassy malt. Taste is way too sweet and syrupy. Not very good.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (935) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Very much like this beer. You don’t get the feeling of a true doppelbock, but you get a nice combination of a good doppelbock and some good hops. I approve.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joejames (461) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours hazy mahogany-red. Two plus finger billowy tan head. Nice lacing and awesome retention. Aroma of roast and nuts. Taste is very sweet but generous hops balances this beer nicely. Full bodied, lively carbonation, slick mouth feel. Finishes bittersweet. Tasting note of caramel, biscuit, roast, pine, tree nuts, herbs and sour cherry. This is pretty good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1434) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Smooth is correct. Fairly tasty & a good pour. It’s decent & goes down easy at 7%. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20262) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Draft. Deep clear mahogany color, creamy tan head. Aroma is nutty, malty, earthy. Taste is rich malty brown bread, lightly toasted. Nice mouthfeel. Delicious.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
klk343 (162) - - JUN 10, 2015
Dark, clear brown. Thick and creamy. Little scent. Coffee, toffee flavors. Some hop in the background. Thick, white head that sticks around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Probably my favorite doppelbock. Has all the great characteristics, but with a sharp ipa profile that works really well. This one opens my eyes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle: If every doppelbock tasted like this, I would be all over them all the time. Clear brown color with a frothy off-white head. Sweet aroma of malts mixed with hops - interesting. Love the aroma. Flavor is hoppy grains with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Thin body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1473) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Impeccably cloudy, the color of prune juice. Layer of slush on top. Looks like a chunky barleywine. Glows only slightly in front of the light. Aroma is supremely sugary malts: definitely closer to a barleywine aroma than a doppelbock even. The piney hops are definitely there, floating above the malts as an accent. Finished wood and resins. Light oak. Flavor is sugary malts, more resinous hops. Spicy finished wood. Basically everything in the aroma matches in the flavor. Has a taste of powdered Lipton iced tea. Feels rough and grainy; not quite a choker but a slow sipper. This is a very good beer. Although the prices I’ve seen them charging for a six pack is outrageous, it’s a damned fine beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
grundsow (124) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Untypical flavor for the style, but a great-tasting beer. Delightfully bitter and overflowing with hops. Only way to make it better is to reduce the alcohol.


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