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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
They say an elephant never forgets. When it comes to this double IPA, you wonít either. This gentle giant certainly certainly has mad hops, but ferments out dry (,) so itís not too malty on the finish. Clocking in at 10.8 percent ABV, itís definitely not for the timid mice amongst you. Put on your trunks and dive in.

rick_91709's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rick_91709 (282) - USA - SEP 1, 2013
Pours a hazy, orange-copper with a off white head. Piney aroma with a little bit of citrus. Taste is not too good - a little mediciny. Many other better IPAs or DIPAs out there. Will not buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1820) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is lemon and flowers. The taste is mild bitterness... a little lemon and other citrus. The texture is medium. Itís easy drinking but not much flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padron4KM (737) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2015
16 oz can, best by 3/11/16. Light amber, with a thin head and minimal lace.
Aroma is light citrus hops. DIPA? Maybe they forgot the aroma hops. Flavor is sweet crystal malt, sweet orange, citrus peel.
High ABV is hidden well, but there really isnít much going on. I had high hopes after Grandmaís brown was so good. For a DIPA this one misses the mark.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1798) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Can. Pours a copper color with a head that fades to nominal lacing. Aroma of citrus, bit of pine, fruit and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of citrus, grain, some malt sweetness and fruit. Hoppy bitterness that lingers into the finish. Medium body, a bit fruity, with an awkward feel. Not what I expected for an Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Can. Deep golden orange with two finger head. Sweet with a lot of orange and citrus. Pretty mild bitterness. Boozy and overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dadís for the half marathon tasting. Pours a faintly hazed amber with a thin white head. Musk, spicy yeast on the nose, bright and lively. Bright funk, acid. Sweet and spicy and full of acid. Long acid, spicy musk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6659) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Can shared at the Half Marathon tasting - May 2015. Pours a light golden body with thick white head and lacing. Mouthfeel is grainy, bitter and boozy with notes of sticky malt sweetness, crackery character, dry fruits and light bitterness on the palate. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (7347) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Can. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fruity, with mild malty sweetness, faint floral notes, and mild bitterness. Just a bit off and really not that enjoyable, especially with all those unnecessary ABVs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3644) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pour is a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is a nice hoppy, orange peel zest with some sweet caramel malt backing things up. Flavor is way sweet malt followed by a bit of hops and more thick honey like sweetness. This was not a west coast fruity hops bomb. Way heavy and much to sweet malt that drowns out any aggressive hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2690) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
16oz can shared by Dan P. Poured a dark orange color with a finger of off white head. Aroma of old oranges, lemon zest, and caramel malt. Taste of sweet grain, old citrus fruit, caramel, and grass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (691) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
On tap it has a medium brown color with a small head. Aroma of sweetness, malts and booze. The taste has more sweetness with booze, malts and some licorice. Long finish.

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