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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (2478) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bomber. Color is a nice deep orange. Nice fruity orange and slightly bubble gummish hop aroma. Flavor falls a little flat unfortunately and I would like a bigger hop presence there. The malt is nice and gives a good body with some caramel and toffee notes. Finish is slightly bitter and a little orange peelish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bomber from Hop City, Atlanta. Nice hazy orange pour with a crisp carbonation that yields a moderate head. Vibrant nose of resinous hops but also a real vein of candy sweetness in there. Smells lovely but somehow the taste ends up seeming a bit like an artificially achieved wet hop beer. I’m sure this is not the case, but there was something that screamed Push Ups more than wet hops to me. Decent, and enough bitters to keep the beer solid, but not something I’d seek out again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3106) - Montana, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Bomber pours a slightly cloudy amber with an off white head. Very piney scent. Taste is citrus and earthy. Very nice! Love the tongue in cheek humor on the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4129) - Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
22oz bottle, green label. Pours orange, thin white head. Aromas of cotton candy, fresh grass, loads of citrus zest, pine resin. Honey and herbs. Thyme. Flavor of herbal hops, citrus rind. Some sugar, caramel. Mostly bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2010
22oz bottle, unknown date (although quite fresh). Pours very hazy amber/orange with a small white head that fades quickly to a ring and wispy cap, hardly any lacing. Aroma is full of citrus, oranges, tangerine, grapefruit, as well as some pineapple and tropical fruit, a little pine, caramel and bread. Very good strength. Flavor follows suit with oranges, tangerine, some sweet grapefruit, pineapple, mango, melons, then a solid sweet caramel malt backbone, good bitterness on the finish with some lingering sweetness from the malt. Tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to almost full, creamy, medium carbonation. What? A citrus bomb coming from Sweetwater? Who’da thunk?!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2010
11/9/10. Bomber. Reddish pour (mostly orange when held to the light) with a thick, fluffy, khaki head that fades surprisingly fast. Sweet, floral, and orange peel aroma with hints of caramel and alcohol (really reminds of their normal IPA). The sweetness of the hop character in this brew combined with the nice, clean caramel sweetness of the malt make the sweetness a bit overwhelming. Hop bitterness can be perceived but is overwhelmed by sweetness in the long run. Feels a bit light but at the same time is a bit creamy... hmmm...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bomber. Light tan IPA. Heavy heady hop nose; canned mandarin orange juice & fresh straw. Pineapple. Stupid easy drinkability, prickly tongue palate. Fucking A Nice but the race issue left a bad taste in my mouth: Points lost.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (584) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Taste of appricot. Good golden color with little white head. Good Double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4256) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
22 oz bottle. Nice bitter piny hops, herbal quality, citrus, and fruit. Nice IIPA, good flavor, not quite as clean as many west coast IPAs, but the flavor is great. Glad to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2166) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward. arrived to the table as a dark orange with a firm 1 finger white creamy head. the fresh citra hops really shine on the nose with big citrus and fruity aromas. medium smooth creamy body with more citrus hop notes along with some peach, apple and banana notes lingering through. there is a nice sweet malt backing to keep things balanced. bitter, sweet finish. wonderful fresh hop IIPA from Sweetwater.... check this one out.


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