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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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!


3.6
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1529) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Clear, mahogany appearance with a large tan head and very good lacing. Caught a whiff of roasted malts in the aroma at first, but the resinous, citrusy hops quickly overwhelmed them. Earthy, piney, citrus hop taste, minimally balanced by caramel malts. Medium-to-full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Bitter, long lasting finish. Seems to be one of those hop varieties where there are layers of complexity to enjoy when revisited. Count me as a fan.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2195) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2009
bottle poured into a snifter... pours a deep red with a thick 2 finger rocky off white head... really nice appearance. the head dissipates after a few minutes and eventually falls to a slim lacing... excellent aromatic balance between citrus hops and deep malts. medium body with soft creamy sides and a nice bitter front. some deep caramel malts throughout... very well blended finish with a good amount of malts and a bitter splash at the back. this one really reminds me of Arrogant Bastard. A nice hoppy American Strong that really shows of hops and blends well with deep malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2009
12oz bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear amber with a big tan head. Earthy aroma of fresh hops and a bit of sweet malt. Fresh earthy hop flavor with a bit of malt before a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Served from a 12 oz bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep bronze with a small dirty white head. The aromas are juicy with hop flowers and a decent roasted malt. The flavors are a bit on the syrupy side. There is a strong burnt malt in there as well. Some pepper noted build tooThe hops are very wet tasting. The mouth feel is sticky with a medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Red tinted brown pour. Roasted malt with lots of hops. Piny and citrus notes on both the nose and tongues.


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