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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A big, hoppy IPA with plenty of bite! Our assertive, hop-centric Double IPA has a lean malt backdrop and is brewed with four American hop varieties – Summit, Palisade, Cascade and Magnum. Piney, citrus, floral, not-for-the-timid!

Previously 7.6% abv


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1540) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Sampled at Blues and Brews. Pours slightly hazy amber/orange with a short off white head. Lots of pine resin on the aroma, secondary fruit scent. Little more fruit in the flavor, with orange and tangerine. Still more bitter than sweet. Good malt base. Body is thinner than you would expect. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16599) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
Draft @ Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity grapefruit hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3144) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz. bottle with a date of 7/22/14. Orange amber color with light bubbly head in the snifter. Tiny particles floating in the brew. Aroma of fruit ( light peach) but mostly strong pine hops. More like whole hop pellets from the home brewers supply shop.

Main base of the beer has some caramel/ toffee malt. The hops are earthy with just a ton of pine. The bitterness is long lingering and abrasive. And abrasive in this case is not pleasant because the alcohol also can be detected. Pretty dry texture. I think if they can integrate more fruit with more malt balance and hide the alcohol, this would improve it greatly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
route9 (21) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2014
nice citral,piney aroma,very clean smell. nice hazy yellow color and about a 2 finger head on a pour almost down the middle.citral taste,balanced by a nice malt backbone..nice hop taste,but not real hoppy.real hop heads might want a little more bitterness,but i found it fine.great for sipping or quaffing with a meal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ERB92 (268) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Fruits, citrus, pine, resin and a hint of toffee in the aroma. Deep golden body with a white head. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Full body with a average carbonation. Overall nice DIPA, good bitterness and some warming alcohol in the back.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10516) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Frisch grasiger, leicht honigartiger Hopfenantrunk. Die Hopfenintensität bleibt bestehen, helles Malz, getreidig. Zitrusnoten, passend bitter. Vollmundig, steigend hopfig, würzig. Gut! 11/12/10/12/11/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (59) - - AUG 20, 2014
Leicht trüb, orange, wenig schaum, süßlich hopfig in der Nase, süß fruchtig im Antrunk, gefolgt von angenehmer bittere, gefolgt von leicht alkoholischen Fruchtnoten. Schön fruchtiges IPA

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nudiebear (94) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear orange with no head to speak of.Smells of fruit, flowers, pretzels and hops. Mostly bitterness to be found in the taste. OK

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. A lightly hazy one, dark golden in color and with a small, dense, off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma has pine cones and resins, with some grapefruit notes and pale malts. It’s full-bodied and with a nice carbonation level. Grapefruit, pine cones and resins in the flavor, the malts lurking in the background. Lasting finish with lots of bitterness and grapefruit peel. Pretty nice this one, although a bit weak all the way. 140815

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7579) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape, peach, alcohol and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long bitter citrus, grape, pine and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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