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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
A massive IPA that will leave your palate itís hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy. 100IBU 9%ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22 ounce bottle, I have no idea how fresh this is. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a slightly cloudy golden/amber color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit, apricots, orange peel) and pine hops. Flavor is mainly bitter hops. Both the citrusy and pine flavors are noticable, but initially the bitterness is strong and lingers around for a while before it eases up. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick with decent carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, but given a choice Iíd much rather have Dreadnaught instead.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Pours a lacing beige head with a golden-amber body. Aromas of mild tropical fruit and a hint of pine. Flavor is has a sweetness like cotton candy, but not really sweet. Also, some passion/mango/cone hop flavors. Finish is mango and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
Apr 25, tap@Trion Tavern, New Haven. Pours clear amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is citric, piny, sweet, fresh. Excellent piny and citric flavor, some pears and apples. Great bitter tart finish with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5688) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
On cask at the PP Carlsbad Real Ale fest. It pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is piney and mildly lactic. The flavor is grapefruit, pine, florals and sweet. Very strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - APR 29, 2011
What an awesome Imperial Double IPA! Iím a hop head and have sampled my share of IPAs. This one might take the cake. Iím also a huge fan of the 3F Dreadnaught but, this seems to be just a step above for my tastes. Wonderful hoppy/floral aroma. First sip hits you with BIG hop flavor and a nice ABV content (stiff beer!) but, itís not over powering or two sweet like some Imperial IPAs can be. Just a big Hop note. Finish has a nice citrus bitter tone that I really dig. Leaves you wanting more! HIGHLY recommended! One of the best, from one of the best brewers in the business, IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bang! It pours as bright yellow with notes of citrus hops right off the bat. The medium body drives the heavy abv as well as some long and lingering hopped notes of burnt orange peel and pepper spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2011
Very good, put up against the dreadnaught and it seems to be more hopped and less balanced. Great nose with huge pine and citrus coming through. Fantastic lacing. Hops lingers and lingers. Big yet easy drinking. Great beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2011
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with white head and little lacing. Aromas of citrus: grapefruit, orange, lemons. Taste of sourness with heavy bitterness. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Palate is medium bodied with some lively carbonation leaving a dry, long, bitter finish. Overall, this one is right up my alley for DIPAís using golden malts and hops galore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1602) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to Sean for the bottle! Pours a cloudy, glowing honey amber, with a smallish head. Grass, wheat, and a ton of citrus on the nose, with some butterscotch behind. Citrus comes to the forefront in the flavor. This one is certainly hop-forward, with a sharply bitter aftertaste Ė but thereís a point in the middle of the flavor progression that steers a bit maltier. Almost toffee-like. Definitely tasty, but that grassy note is pulling it back for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bomber courtesy of mowz. First time I got a bottle that wasnít faded. Pours a a very clean light, golden orange with a small head. This beer has quite a simple, yet elegant aroma of equally balanced grapefruit, orange rind, and pine. This beer is dangerous. The flavor starts off with bright, fruit/juicy hops and flows into a slightly sweet, balanced caramel malt, rounding out with some earthy, piney bitterness. At 100 ibus, this beer surprisingly drinks like a regular IPA. The hop profile isnít very oily or resinous, nor is it very bitter, which only adds to how easy this goes down. The 9% of alcohol is completely masked here. Definitely a step in the right direction. Now I just need someone to send me a fresh bottle of Dreadnaught.

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