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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Our spin on an American-style barley wine, and we we say "our spin", we mean it’s super hoppy. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Sterling hops, a real piney and citrusy flavor shines through the dark, caramelly malt backbone. Some may think of it as more of a double IPA than a barley wine, we just think its delicious.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8419) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of orange peel, caramel, toasted malts, citrus hops, bready malt and brown sugar. Finishes slightly sweet orange peel with some dryness on back of palate. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
A - Pours a cloudy amber-brown color with a finger of frothy tannish head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace. S - Aroma is a mix of strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some pine as well. There is also some strong toasted caramel malts with a bit of brown sugar. T - Starts off with some strong grapefruit and citrus hops with some rich sweet caramel malts and brown sugar. Through the middle, some strong pine hop flavor with some bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of rich caramelized malts, pine and citrus hops, bitterness, and a touch of booze. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and warming finish. D - Very drinkable. Really big hoppy American Barleywine with some strong malt flavors and body to balance things out.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
It’s a hoppy beer, I’ll give it that. With small amounts of caramel and fruit but really the hoppiness dominates. I wasn’t sure what to classify it as. But still a decent brew. Just not mind blowing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours dark crimson amber with a decent creamy light tan head. The aroma is a hoppy barleywine obviously, with the hops coming through lightly but clean on the light sweet barleywine malt signature. The flavor of a smooth barleywine, not biting or over resiny but a the sweet malts as a backbone with the notes of the three hops pleasant on top.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
bottle thanks to exiled. poured a deep amber with a cream head. nose is crisp hops, pine, citrus, and caramel. great on the palate, hops, fruit, citrus, piney finish, light chewiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
750mL bottle. Poured clear, rich garnet with a towering, sticky cap of beige head. The aroma picked up juicy, delicious hops upfront (orange, floral, and pine notes above all else), with raisins, cane sugar, and bready sweetness beneath.. the hops worked hardest, and they worked well with the malt bill. The flavor opened with oily orange and pine bitterness that coated the tongue with bitterness.. molasses, drawn caramel, and crusty bread at the core.. grainy sweetness and resiny bitterness on the long, well-balanced finish. Heavier-bodied and fairly well carbonated on the palate.. coating and bitter.. alcohol was held in check.. this was a solid brew, but by the end, the malts just weren’t greatly interesting. I’d gladly drink it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a deep, dark brown with orange hues. Aroma is very toasted malt, brown sugar, piny and citrus hops. Flavor is much the same. Mouthfeel is very heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, good shit!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2011
(750ml bottle thanks to Exiled) clear deep amber with creamy tan head and excellent lacing. Nose is floral, touch of citrus hops, vanilla and orange rind. Taste of orange rind, vanilla, cracker, delicious oily/creamy linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9160) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle… Murky light brown ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma offers a melange of caramel, dark fruits, tropical fruits and earthy hops. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor furnishes caramel, toffee and toasted malts balanced by a very nice raw lupulin component. The finish is rich and warm, leaning neither bitter nor sweet. Bottle courtesy of giarcsr!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Brown pour. Creamy, yellowish pour. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, toffee, golden raisins. Sweet flavor, some citrus hops, brown sugar, bready notes.


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