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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, Seńor 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Orange-brown pour with a thin off-white head that leaves a ring. Juicy tropical fruit in the aroma - much like their regular ipa. Tastes are pineapple, caramel, sweet honey and earthy orange. Texture was oily medium with very little carbonation. Overly sweet, sticky and flat for my tastes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2015
served in a pint glass at the brewery (from notes). A - orange amber color / slight haze / tan head S - hoppy, but a bit light for a DIPA / grapefruit / fresh hops T- crisp and clean / very well-balanced hops and malt. A bit light on hoppiness and strong in malt for a DIPA. Low IBU for a DIPA. M - smooth; slightly light; good carbonation O: This is a great tasting brew but I gave it a slight downgrade for departure from style. This DIPA is not as bold, bitter or hoppy as Sweetwater’s IPA. Very drinkable, especially for a DIPA. Lacks only the complexity and interest of a top beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3318) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2011
A deep orange brew pours out and throws up a tall, creamy off-white head. The aroma is citrus hops, some pine and an underlying juicy malt. Mildly bitter with a great malt balance. Good IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3270) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Huhzubendah (3095) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! A: Hazy orange with a half inch or so of head that generates a fair show of lacing on the glass. S: The aroma is OK, with scents of alcohol, hops, and pine. T: Although I wasn’t as huge a fan of the aroma as the other guys, I’m even less impressed with the taste. The flavor just isn’t doing it for me. Hop and citrus notes seem muted and blurred by alcohol intensity. In addition, the beer is just too sweet. Overall, it was out of balance and just not that impressive. M: Under carbonated and too sweet. Could be much better. D: A small serving of this was more than enough. Unless the next batch of this is drastically different, this was my first and last rendezvous with Dank Tank Border Hopper. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-04-201

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3062) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bomber from Little 5 Liquor shop. Pours a cloudy amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is pretty spot on. It basically smells like their IPA, which is not a bad thing at all. Lots of grapefruit and some juicy citrus. The flavor is not quite as hoppy as it could be because of the dense malts. It’s not quite sticky but it is yeasty and fruity. Still, there is plenty of zesty hop goodness to go around. I liked it, I just wish Sweetwater would really take the hop bomb to the next level beyond the amazingness which is Sweetwater IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3049) - 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.

   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.

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