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RATINGS: 145   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


auerbrau's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3177) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3815) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
355ml bottle. Cloudy, dark orangey golden to amber colour with small to average, thick, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Citrusy, piney hoppy aroma, notes of passion fruit, orange, lemon, grapefruit, leaves, liquorice. Taste is citrusy hoppy, lemon, lime, some grass and leaves, a touch of liquorice; late very explicit lemon notes and a minimally papery touch. Solid, not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3353) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
355ml bottle from beers of Europe. Pours clear pale gold, thick, long lasting white head. Big resin and pine aromas, light malt sweet. Taste has some citrus, but mostly resin, light caramel. Bit boozy at the end, but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2186) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Draft @ beer temple. Standard double IPA. It has all the traits, but it’s just a but boring and has nothing to make it stand out. Just the usual hops and some more malt in the body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3287) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2014
As 7.2%. Poured a hazy orange amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of moderately sweet citrus and soft malt.. Medium body, quite creamy and smooth, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is high malty with peachy and marmalade notes. Citrussy and malty flavor. Light pine and biscuits. Bitter piney finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (898) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Keg at Beer Temple, 3rd September 14. Good aroma, some pine, not so much citrus. Taste is pine resin, very bitter some tropical fruit. Strong taste, ABV not so well hidden. Decent stuff

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1546) - 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 (16702) - 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 (3194) - 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) - milford, 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.


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