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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2009
12oz bottle from Hop City poured into a tulip. Pours a deep amber brown with an absolutely massive creamy off-white head that shows exceptional retention and lingers as a big creamy cap and leaves good lacing. The aroma starts with a big dose of fresh green hops along with some sweet citrus. There is a solid doughy malt aroma in the background. The taste is bitter with floral hops up front with the hefty malt bill coming in after that to form a healthy backbone underneath. The finish is big and bitter with the pine lingering after each sip. The mouthfeel is very creamy and bitter with the green hops and citrus. It’s slightly dry in the finish with some oily hops on the palate. A very hoppy, resinous IPA with enough malts to balance things out. I really enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2009
From a bottle poured brown with a large head. Nice sweet hoppy/malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4025) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Dark pour with tan head that lingers. Aroma of strong hops, some caramel and toffee. Flavor is strong bitter hops and some caramel depth. Very bitter finish. pretty bad ass dark ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 24, 2009
12oz bottle. a clear ruby/garnet under a huge foamy beige head. great big orange/grapefruit hop aroma. nicely balanced with some sweet bready malts and handfuls of fresh, bitter, resiny hops. a medium body with a sometimes creamy mouthfeel. can be a bit astringent at times.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2009
12oz 2009 bottle. Love the label on this one, reminds me of salt-water taffy. Pours a slightly hazed robust darkish red with a tall airy foamy sudsy beige froth. I recognize that aroma, hot fermentation, fusels, plastic, piney citrus like pine-sol, lightly chemically, sour wet grains with a just a hint of roast, aromas are bright and mesh well together, just a bit strange overall. Flavor follows, bright and peachy, citrus fruit punch, guava is seemingly very strong, lightly plasticy, bright and sweet but not cloying, milk dud like chocolate maltiness, just a hint of roast that adds to the overall strong bitterness, long grapefruit aftertaste. Medium bodied, very full flavored with a lighter somewhat thin milky body with large nonassertive carbonation bubbles. Cool flavor, just wish it was fuller in body then it would make an awesome barley wine. Very unique.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2009
medium/dark brown with large white head. herbal hoppy nose, a lot of hop bitterness followed by a ton of spicy and herbal hop flavor, that is very nice, though in this case it almost entirely masks that malt, which by appearance of the brew, would be expected to be significant. a touch of high crystal malt comes through, but not a great deal. some yeasty esters before a lingering malty finish. a very nice hop flavor, but really an ipa or double ipa, not the indian brown that the color indicates

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2009
On tap at Draught House in Austin. Medium to dark brown with small head. Nice american hop aroma with a hint of roast. The flavor is pretty intense with bittering hops, flavor hops, and roasted malt. It’s like an imperial brown ale with lots of American hops. It has a medium to heavy body but is balanced enough to be drinkable. Very tasty beer if you get a chance to try it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
WOW! This pours out an amazing dark brown with great foam. It is like drinking a stronger version of hopdevil with a much maltier taste to it. Amazing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Sticky, lacing, tan head with a copper body. Aromas of dirty, vegetal hops and some sweet, roasted malts. Rotten grapefruit with a toffee coating. Digging in the dirt in a pine forest. Bitter, dry, pine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Lovely color. Aromas of pine cone, pine sap, pine needles, pine tree. Obviously resinousy crazy hops. Some barnyard, pungent earthy poo aromas as well. Sour fruit. Tastes of bitter hops. Lots of bitter hops. A little metallic as well. Thick smooth body.


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