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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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


auerbrau's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Cask Republic - New Haven, CT. Plain, green, planty aroma. The flavor follows through in a lot of bitterness and coppery malt. Clean, but yellow with raw hoppiness. I can’t get into this, it feels like an overly bitter Amber Ale with young flavor hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2175) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from the Lake Willoughby Country Store, bottled 05/27/2015 (discovered after the fact) so not so fresh but hopefully still in shape. Pours a hazy golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of fruits, perfume and resin. Taste is bitter to a medium-high level and offers fruity hops and caramel. Body is medium, carbonation too and alcohol shows a little. Overall a pretty good DIPA but not a world class one. I would have to rerate a fresher sample, though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9527) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
A fine drinking DIPA. Fresh can from BevMo in Norwalk. Fully competent however nothing outstanding in taste about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (922) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Can in trade - straight to glass. Pours a golden color with crazy amounts of white head. Aroma is piney, sugary, a tad dank. Taste is hop forward, pine, grass, some sweetness in the aftertaste. Bitternes lingers a bit in my mouth. Decent beer, but many better DIPAs out there.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlazerT (247) - POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, little hazy with, semi-densed, white head. Poor head retention and lacing. Very light tropical fruits aroma, the aroma is mostly dominated by malts - toasty, cereal. Taste is up to medium bitter with nice semi-sweet malty notes. Medium body, creamy texture, above average carbonation, finish is semi-bitter in short. In general below average IIPA, the only good thing is pretty good drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (388) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Bière achetée en bouteille. Bière orange voire très cuivrée, translucide et surmontée d’une mousse blanche comme neige qui s’estompe rapidement sans rien laisser sur le verre. Nez très très floral et résineux avec quelques notes de fruits tropicaux et de l’alcool. En bouche, le fruit n,existe pratiquement que pour soutenir l’imaginaire. C’est amer certes, mais surtout résineux, collant et sans bouquet autre caractéristique que celle d’une bière unidimensionnelle au goût de sève de conifère. L’alcool est également mal dissimulé. Manque de complexité, d’équilibre et de profondeur.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergaard (198) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Loads of bitter hop quality - pine, sweet and bitter citrus, floral notes and some tropical fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4667) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Drank from the can with aromas of cotrus, light malt, hops and pine. Flavors are citrus rinds, light makt, bitterness that wants you to drink more a solid beer that u could drink a ton of with out complaining.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12709) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Keg at the Black Swann, CPK, 02/05/15. Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, pine, straw, bitter tropicana, light bread strokes. Taste comprises pine needle, melon, tea leaves, straw, mango, citric pith. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with earthy hop bitterness. Decent enough DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (323) - - JUL 10, 2015
Tastes like chocolate cake. I have no idea why but as soon as I took a sip I was like holy fuck this is chocolate cake. It’s big and malty with tons of tropical citrus hops. Lots of sweetness and bitterness. It’s a really big beer and definitely tastes like one. Lots of malt, lot’s of hops just a really big dipa. I love that it’s form my home state and that we’re making beers as big as this. Cheers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (782) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
16oz can. Pours a golden color with average-sized tan head. Lively carbonation. Aroma is predominantly hoppy, mostly pine and citrus notes. Although quite hoppy, you can definitely taste the malty backbone of this beer. Bitter, but definitely on the drinkable side of double IPAs. I found this quite good.


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