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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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An Organic Double IPA.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, pine/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, juicy pineapple, grapefruit. Hoppy aftertaste lingers very nicely. Watery medium-full body, some resin. Alcohol incredibly well hidden. The Simcoe was evident, and confirmed by the owner as one of the five hops used to make this beer. I’d like to put this side-by-side with Weyerbacher’s Double Simcoe IPA, and see how they compare.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2008
on tap-pours a rich retaining light tan head that laces and amber color. Aroma is great grapefruit/citrus/pine hops (cascade, later lemon zest/Amarillo shows up), some sweetness. Taste is great grapefruit/citrus/pine hops (cascade, later lemon zest/Amarillo shows up), some sweetness, secondary medium malt. Finish is bitter pine/resiny. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/12/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

hazy orange, frothy off white head, sweet fruty tangerine aroma, rich crystal malt flavor, lots of fruity hop character, light bitterness adds little balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Sampled from Growler courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a medium and cloudy orange/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, light pine, orange peels, light berries and pineapples. Tastes of graprefruit, melons, caramel, and also had a very light tart berry finish. Alcohol content well hidden. Interesting to find out this was an Organic beer (I usually find organic beers thin and watery - could it be that those brewers just suck).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8253) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle at Paul’s. 300th IIPA rating. Pours amber red with white head. nose/taste of pine, sap, resin, maple sap, caramel malt and tree resin. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This hugely malty American Strong Ale brings together caramelized and toasted cereals in a round and oily mouthfeel where earthy and resinous hop leave their pleasant trail of bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark amber red.
-If you are a fan of Stone’s Double Bastard and beers of that ilk, this will be for you.
-The luxurious body of this brew is one of its best features. Its big, but never sticky or too sweet.
-The Chinook signature is prevalent throughout, yet I can’t help but think a bit more variety in the hop profile would have rendered a bit more complexity.
-Mild alcohol warmth touches the back end.
-Hops are also leafy and wooden throughout.

On tap at the Torrington location.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2008
Pours amber with a tan rocky head. Smells of bitter citrus, some grass, hints of resin, some spice and doughy. Tastes citrussy and resiny with a caramel finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5306) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle shared at Paul’s May 2014 tasting. Pours an amber body with thin white lacing. Notes of sweet caramel malt, light fruit and spice. Syrupy hop character on the palate. Too much sweetness overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2007
On Tap at the Cambridge house. 10 oz pour. Pours a deep amber- clear, light carbonation, and a sticky thight bubbled off white head and nice lace. Aroma is a punch in the face of citrus, and tropical fruit hops- tons of fruit juice, pine, orange peel, juicy fruit gum, and just all resiny. Mouth puckeringly hoppy and nice bitter finish with all the pine, triopical fruits, even some apricot and peach flavors with the sticky but out of the way malt profile. This was freakin awesome. It’s a shame the bartender didnt let me get a growler of this stuff, cuz I was all set to bring this to RBSG. Damnit. WTF?- I just look now at some other ratings, and it seems like a couple of people had growlers of this. Now Im pissed.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Much thanks to Josh for picking up this very rare DIPA. Tasted from a growler. Pours a hazy amber with hints of golden and some red hues. Average off white creamy head that sustained and left lacing. Aroma of fresh hop pellets, tons of citrus, mostly orange, some pine, rock candy, malty sweet caramel malt. Great hop aroma! Flavor of juicy hops, orange, pine, grapefruit, very nice hop bitterness very fruity. Great hop taste yet enough caramel malt to balance just right!


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