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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The first pour is crystal clear dark amber. The second pour is hazy, so there’s a little sediment. No complaints there. I know their IPA is better unfiltered. There’s a nice hop aroma. Nice mix of apricot and grapefruit. The malt is a little underwhelming. Slight candied quality to the finish. The bitterness is enough to make up a bit, but it lacks a little depth in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Caramel orange, big off white foam. Loopy lacing. Aroma is some woody citrus, potpourri, caramel. Taste is dirty oranges, woody, earthy, sweet caramel backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Piney, citrusy and grassy hops provide a juicy flavor profile for this Double IPA, before polite bitterness approaches.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam covers the misty light amber.
-The prickly carbonation remains low key throughout.
-Malts don’t offer much in the way of flavor, building a slender body in the process.
-Light alcohol warmth is felt.
-There is not much complexity here, nor is there much hop vivacity, for the style anyway. This is still a fun Double IPA, just not a top notch example in a country where there are plenty of such top notch examples.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
bottle or draught? d where? farm burger decatur with who / event? atlanta with kt’s college friends would you buy again? yes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11943) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear copper body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of weed, pineapple, mango, papaya, and grass. Flavor of light pine, grass, pineapple, caramel malt, and mango.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a nice off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, mustiness, and some sweet malt. Flavor is very earthy. Big, sweet malt backbone with a touch of honey.. Hops are mostly citrus/grapefruit. Thick, oily palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
bomber thanks to aaronwhit
Appearance : Clear light amber with a small head.
Aroma : Great complexity. Nice fruits and fresh hops. Light honey. a bit grassy.
Taste : Fruits and fresh hops. Leafy and a bit resinous. Finish is a bit sticky and leafy.
Overall : Rather dry and easy drinking. Nice honey on the finish. Well balanced. Maybe a bit too sticky on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Similar to their regular IPA, but stronger. A decent amount of grapefruit hop flavor with some sweet earthy malts. Not bitter at all. Medium bodied and full flavored. On the sweet side for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Orangish pour with a big resinous aroma. Citrus,, caramel, and light pine. Finish is a little astringent and dry

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bomber, shared by NachlamSie. Pours a nice bold orange color with small offwhite head. The aroma is very fruity, filled with apricot, tangerine, peach, and a little bit of honeyish malt and slight graham cracker. The flavor is dense juicy hops. Lots of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and mango fill my mouth, with only a little bit of harsh bitterness. There’s a grainy note behind that, and by the finish it tastes something like graham crackers. This one is smooth and delicious.


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