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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, SeŮor 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 farmerís 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 wonít 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bomber thanks to thirdeye11. Poured a honey colored body with a ring of head that was sticky and left nice lacing. Aroma of fresh pine/resinous hops, melon and caramel sweetness. Flavors of piney hops up front and floral on the finish. Nice smooth medium bitter finish with balance caramel sweetness in between. Active carbonation with a medium body. Solid!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2011
22 oz bomber from Pat. Orange pour with a white head. Vibrant citrus aroma. Very juicy flavor, no hops bitterness at all. Itís actually more sweet than bitter. Very approachable for a double IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Iíve now had both 22oz bottle and draft with similar results.Pours a murky burnt orange with a soapy white head.Nose is a beautiful blend of hops.Pine and herbal hops are present but mostly citrus hops.Tropical flavors of mango,pineapple and grapefruit shine bright!Taste is also very bright and tropical hops with a super creamy malt backbone.This is the finest wet-hop and maybe the best Sweetwater brew Iíve come across.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttroha (250) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark in color with off-white head. Has hints of flora and chocolate. A great lingering aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Aroma:Nice grapefruit and sweet malt smell. Appearance:Honey colored, low head, and low retention. Taste:Lots of hop flavor. A little grapefruit. Good flavor overall, but nothing extraordinary. Palate:Medium body, a little alcohol warmth. Overall:I like this beer, and itís certainly a sessionable DIPA, but thereís something missing to make it great. Maybe more hop complexity?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to thirdeye11) A light crystal clear orange. Smells of hops, hops and more hops- sweet grapefruit, dissipated pine sap. Taste has some cat pee, lime pith, butterscotch melting into caramel, honey, orange. Hops fade as it warms and exposes the sweet stuff more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
viet959 (81) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Aroma: light orange, hoppy, citrus aroma.
Appearance: Cloudy orange with medium head that quickly fades to almost nothing. not much lacing.
Taste: Candied orange, citrus, pine, and carmel malt.
Palate: medium body, sticky, lively, bitter, long finish.
Overall: This is a very good and easy drinking beer. Itís a little light for a DIPA,.. more like a session DIPA if there is such a thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kptron (17) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Bomber from Scott. Grapefruity hop profile throughout, sweet imperial finish. Thick golden amber appearance, minimal head dissipated quickly. Medium body, resin-ish texture with light carbonation. A refreshing IIPA after a walk around Waneka.


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