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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Light amber in color, full bodied and well hopped. Simcoe, Cascade, and whole flower Mt. Hood hops were used. We dry hopped this ale with whole flower Starlings. A well rounded strong ale!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver, 8.5% ABV
Light amber color, hazy, with medium-sized head. Aroma of hops, resiny and fruity, but not fresh. Correct body strength, smooth mouthfeel; it has a good toffee and caramel flavor, with robust bitterness; the hopping is resiny, a bit citrusy; the final is strong; once more, good but it doesn’t seem to be ultra fresh. It’s a solid beer anyway, lean, not too cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12321) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at Aces & Ales. hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma of huge pine, lemongrass. Taste is sweet malt, pine resin, slightly earthy. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw gold color. Aroma is mild resin. Taste is resin hops, secondary medium malt. Soft carbonation. Nice but more of an IPA than an I2PA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. A little bit of soap and grass on the nose. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit with a little bit of tropical fruit. Sweet caramel and toffee, too. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and citrus. Grapefruit and orange notes, a bit lemony on the finish. Mild tropical notes and a fair amount of grass.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

hazy amber, wispy off white head, sweet pine aroma, big bitter flavor, light sweet caramel malt to balance, long bitter finish, not much else

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9956) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering rinbg of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle picked up in Vegas. Hazed golden amber hued pour with a lasting and retentive off white head. Aroma is of crystal malt, biscuity malt and an odd lactone like dill to coconut in the background. Also quite hoppy, fruity and grassy with some marmalade. Flavors are grassy with oxidation (noticeable). Faded hops, quite a bit of malt body and sweetness. Bottling issue. Well hidden alcohol. Fuller bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a well-lacing, frothy white head. Sweet, lightly toasted caramel malty aroma has a good fresh hoppy bitterness. Starts sweet and candy-like with some mild fresh citrusy grapefruity green hops. Finishes sugary and bittersweet with a hint of drier, warming tartness. An average double IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Poured up on tap at Papago with an opaque (hop haze I hope) orange-ish copper body with thick gold edges and supporting an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up citrusy hop notes of malt sweetened orange peel and grapefruit with slivers of resiny pine like hop bitterness. Nice start. The taste delivers rich robust hoppy goodness in the form of both citrus hop flavor and bitterness. The hop bitterness quickly gets resiny with a pine hop like sensation. Into the finish a bit of booze can be detected. Solid brew. Yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark gold, clingy off-white head. Husky grainy aroma, a little caramel, tropical fruit and carrot tops. Very hoppy, with a parlsley/herbal character and a vegetal bitterness. I liked it.


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