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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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This complex double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and, once again, “not normal.” Cheers! 100 IBU 11.0%ABV (used to be 9.5%)


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours a hazy golden peach, nose is bright with citrus hops, taste is hot but fruity. Hints of processed sugar, little hop flavor, quite nice.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indianabeerman (40) - Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
pours golden with decent head. nose is citrus with some hops. taste is a nice balance of citrus with a bitter hop finish. very good beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden color with white head. Citrus, pine, grapefruit, some grass, and a little sweet note comes in on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice hop bite.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Another high-test IPA that sat in my fridge for about two years. At least it stayed in my fridge, and seems not the worse for wear. Smell is mostly hops, but in the grapefruit and papaya mode. Light golden body, almost like a Bud until tI see the reddish highlights around the edges. Big, bold Imperial ale taste. Hops keep it very bitter, but still can’t disguise the extra sweetness on top of a big alcohol payload (and this was listed in RB as 9.5% abv when I got this). Geez, I think the last 3F’s bomber I had all to myself was a Dark Lord. This is equal in comparison as a different style/ Lighter in taste, I’d say, than a Hopslam, but still kind of thick and syrupy, leaving a coating along with the lace on the side of my IPA tulip. Holds up great when stored cool!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Pours pale hazy golden. Aroma is grape must and cream. Taste is lemon, cream. Finish is bitter sweet with citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1470) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Plenty of grapefruit citrus notes and floral hops. Sweet cream and corn with bubble gum sweetness. Slight vegetal notes in the finish. Nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Very interesting beer. Intense citrus twang with a milky-like, honey-like sweetness at its core. Orange peel. Nutty and woodsy resin. Impeccably hidden big alcohol. Zingy hops. Curiously mild yet balanced bitterness. Soothing and smooth beer with many layers of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2993) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle cheers to Colin. Even reminded me it was from him with his name written on the lid in texter. Good stuff. Pours bright orange with a thick white cap on top. Fantastic lacing, so sticky. Nose is full of dank, stewed pineapple and major zesty citric notes. Taste is quite sticky and resinous with loads of cooked pineapple and grapefruit focus. Has a fantastic zing of spice and zest right on the back end which works a treat. Very tasty

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (168) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a dark golden orange. Aroma is fantastic! Citrus, malts and a sugary back note. Taste is awesome. Smooth, citrus up front with some malt notes in the middle with a nice rush of the milk sugar that is out of this works. Mouthfeel is velvet smooth. Awesome, unique beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
A - Pours a mostly clear and light amber with a solid 2 finger cap on top. Retains very well and never quite vanishes. S - Tangy dull citrus, yeasty bread, a mix of stone fruit and mango, smells sweet. Solid hops come to the forefront once warmed up a bit. T - A multitude of citrus, tangerine, orange, mandarin, some lemon, sharp and zesty. Spicy floral jumps out in the middle along with a white bread malt backing and sweet caramel. The malt is sweet and hefty but lighter. (If that makes any sense) Mango comes in the mix along with a notes of pine that increases with bitterness toward the finish. Citrus oil is left on the aftertaste. M - Medium bodied but seemed hefty, moderate carbonation, very soft and creamy feel, dry finish. Great hops with a hefty but light malt backing. I liked the spiciness and it carried well with the all around citrus profile. Great mouthfeel as it tricks your palate trying to decide if it’s full or light. Glad I got my hands on one of these. Serving type: bottle 09-03-2013

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Opaque Hazy Orange, Lasting Huge Foamy Head, Decent Lacing. Surprisingly, Virtually No Aroma, Only Faint Hops. Initially Bitter and Light Booze then bitterness goes away or your Palate gets used to it. So The Further you get in your drink, there is no bitter, only sweet sugary Malt. Full Creamy Body. Real Smooth and Easy Drinker. Hides High ABV Well. Feels like only half of its actual 11%. Nice. Enjoyed It. Recommended...


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