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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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2009
12oz. bottle, with thanks to mtoast for the nice bonus. Pours a clear dark cola brown with a good sized fluffy tan head and thick lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, caramel, pine and some citrus. Flavor is more pine, caramel and roasty malts. Good lingering bitterness and resin on the finish. Thanks again Hart!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12oz bottle, BB 10/14/10. Large beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, resin/pine, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, pine/resin, some grapefruit, chocolate, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2009
bottle- big time bitterness up front- an interesting aroma- near solvent like- fusels perhaps- with some hop contributed fruitiness. Taste is hop dominated- grapefruit, pine, balanced by a nice roasty flavor- good, but worth the praise/hype it’s gotten thus far? Not quite.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (810) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Draft: pours a dark brown with a tan head, aroma of hops, roasted malt, taste is the same, roasted malts taste is strong, fairly bitter finish

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pressboxjoe (206) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle. Was looking forward to this since its announcement. Pretty and dark. Robust, balanced aroma, everything from celery to caramel to chocolate. Everything is amplified with this beer - big malt, big bitterness. Nothing really subtle about this beer IMO. Big flavor. Almost tealike in its dry bitterness. Actually kind of smells like a brewery - but its a mustiness I actually find appealing. I love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Pours transparent brown with a hint of red. Aroma is a combo of citrus and floral hop notes. The flavor has a nice malt punch followed by a slightly bitter hop finish. Good mouthfeel. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear reddish pour. Some musty hops on the nose. Some sweet and piney notes as well. Tastes of hops that is rough and pleasant at the same time. Finishes with the standard flavor of hops but a little rougher.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolfenstein62 (48) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
I wished I liked Hoppie Ales more than I do because this appears to be a special ale. Love the color because it is so unlike a normal IPA. Flavors is everything you would expect plus a mid palate maltiness that ends just a bit too quick. Enjoyed none the less

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a vibrant ruby chestnut color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered - perfect appearance. The aroma was full of pine, plum, cherry, resin and cocoa. The flavor was sweet, bitter and had noted elements of plum, apple butter, grapefruit, resin, cherry, caramel and a touch of cocoa. The finish was long with fruit, caramel and pine. Thick and full bodied. Incredible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to blut59. Clear orange brown pour. Aroma is citrus, pine, malty. Flavor is soap, grassy, floral, with a nice bitterness.


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