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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Up next, we are crossing borders and boundaries with the latest Dank Tank creation - Border Hopper, with a little help from their friend, Señor Dank, who left his full bodied wife, Lupa, and their eight screaming babies in search of the freshest hop harvest in the land and the promise fields of Buford Highway. His censored journey began in the hop fields of Yakima where he scored some of the stickiest, freshest green hops, found a farmer’s daughter, and ended up in Atlanta where he deals his stash to the boys at SweetWater to create this highly aggressive, censored, and muy fresh double India pale ale. This brew is pushing the envelope as our newest addition to the series of rarely released, experimental beers. The double IPA, brewed with fresh Citra hops, is 8.6 percent ABV, comes in 22 ounce bottles and on draft and is best served fresh. But act fast because this stash won’t last forever. Just like that rash you got in Tijuana, the Border Hopper will be gone just as soon as the next brewing itch needs to be scratched.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade with mixmasterob - Pours a clear copper color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. not much lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and pine hops. Flavor is hops and esters with some light malt sweetness. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Robert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(22oz bomber) clear bright orange with a ring of white bubbles. Nose of dank weed, oranges, candied fruit. Taste of orange juice, nice sweet balance, bready, very light grapefruit. Candied citrus all over the place. Nice DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7121) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark murky orange with a pillowy snow white head. Fresh resiny aroma with some cat urine sweet hoppiness, a bit of spruce. Flavor is full bodied plenty of citrusy goodness, some nectarines, a hint of dates and a back end of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Overall. very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2010
22oz bottle, last one, at total wine in greenville. pours a hazy, copper orange with a one-finger, whispy white head and a light ring of lace. aroma is very nice, very dank as expected from sweetwater, with sticky hops, grass, pine esters and heavy citrus notes of orange and lemon zest. flavor is damn nice as well with more sticky, sweet hop notes of peach, apricot, and pineapple backed by orange citrus, pine esters, soap and a bit of spice with a bitter, clean finish. palate is medium bodied, bitter, and nicely carbonate with a fruity aftertaste. overall, a very solid effort from sweetwater but i wish i had a bit fresher.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
14 ounce serving - $4.75 at Raging Burrito in Decatur, Georgia. Appearance: Served a lightly hazed, dark copper-toned body with a creamyish, white head. Smell: Scented of fresh-cut lemons, tropical fruits, and moistened flower petals superimposed over a whelming maltiness of softly bready malts and intensely sugar simple syrup with a hint of caramel. Taste: Pale malts along with some lightly bready honey malts with an additional hint of light caramel. Fresh lemon peel, a couple chunks of pineapple, and some sharp, resinous florals underscore with a bit of soapiness. Moderate bitterness. Resinous quality increases as it warms, though a rebound of sugary residual sweetness on the back-end cuts through it. Still, it finishes bitter and resiny, with some heaviness on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinkability: The fourteen ounces was just about right for me. A nice DIPA using the latest "it" hop, citra.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle - brought to me by my friend Noel along with Sweetwater IPA. Copper pour with a short white head. Aroma is mouthwatering with strong piney hops, grapefruit juice, caramel, sweet malt, and pure hop oil. Taste is delicious! More piney hops, grapefruit, orange oils, hops resins, chewy caramel and sweet malt. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and a mild resinous feel. Finishes with more grapefruit, pine needles, earthy hops, orange oils, and caramel. Very tasty! Nice gift!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle shared by DalzAle (thanks Greg). Pour is bright and hazy amber with a frothy kahki head. Aroma is mutled malt and hops with some caramel too. Taste is creamy and sweet with bitter hops that come off fruity and gritty. Palate is medium feel with a chaulky dry finish. Pretty good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Bottle. Clear vibrant orange, a little lacing and an aroma of hops a funky earthy orange aroma. Flavor is sweet vanilla, orange, very syrupy hops and finished warming and soapy. Very different than your average DIPA, but worth buying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours orange with thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit and apricot. Taste has light bitterness. Lot of honey in the finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (15635) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A: The pour is an orange-amber in color with a soapy off-white head forming and leaving a small amount of lacing. S: A really pungent and powerful hop aroma, which is really quite nice. Lots of freshly cut grass and some grapefruit peel, initially at least. Plenty of sweetness, too, especially in the form of honey and peaches. T: The flavor is also very heavy on the honey notes. Super grassy and floral with a decent breadiness to it. A moderate level of citrus flavor and bitterness, but not overwhelming. M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. A touch of bitterness lingers on the palate. D: As a double IPA, this is not the greatest example, but it is a pretty good beer. I enjoyed drinking this one.

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