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RATINGS: 1566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Fast on the heels of our fantasticly reformulated Hops Infusion, our brewers have picked up the gauntlet and brewed a Double IPA using exclusively Simcoe(R) Hops! This west coast Hops was created in 2000 by Select Botanicals, Inc. and carries a fantastic flavor profile abounding with citrusy-grapefruit, piney, resiny notes that pushes this Double IPA over the top. 9.0% ABV in the brew gives it a nice malt foundation as well. Draft and bottles, 12 oz. in PA, 22 oz. out of state (as we have no 6-packs),


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange caramel with fluffy off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, caramel, and hops. Flavor is, floral, hops, citrus, caramel, and malt. This is an excellent Double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Pours a hazy ruby gold with a frothy off-white head. Delicate caramel, grapefruit and pine aroma. Tastes like fresh grapefruit and honey. Medium mouthfeel and a a bit oily.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2006
Nice looking beer with a clean orange color and with a white-yellowing head that leaves a fine lacing. The aroma is not overpowering but it is very attractive indeed. It is elegant, it leaves place for other aroma’s then Simcoe hops and it is complex and well in ballans. The taste is also very attactive and well ballanced. In the mouth you can notice hints of mild honey that gives a dry smoothness on the pallet, some fruits, zest of sweet oranges, herbs some well integrated spices and for sure the nobel bitterness of Simcoe hops. Avery nice beer with an elegant caracter and a very good ballans. At the LCRBM in Kulminator Antwerp.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle. Thanks to Phillymonskman for this one. A dark golen color with a foamy white head. A lush smooth grassy hop aroma and flavor. Sweet and well balanced with a bitter finish. Grapefruit, pineapple, and peach accents.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Bottle on 9/11//06. Clear amber pour under a white head leaving excellent lace. Strongly citrus and floral aroma. Medium body with light carbonation and a resinous character. Some honey and light fruit is nicely balanced by grapefruit bitterness leading to a long and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A creamy icing of a head reigns atop the deep orange.
-Earthy pine trees rise proudly over the bulbous oranges.
-Puffy, caramelly cereals lay a sturdy foundation for the pine trees to grow healthily.
-The seductively smooth mouthfeel is ably malted, and softly carbonated.

What if you dig deeper?
-A vociferous coniferous hop bitterness paints the back of the tongue.
-Maltiness is quiet on the flavor front, but provides ample enjoyment mouthfeel-wise.
-This isn’t too intense for a Double IPA, which I appreciate, and delivers enough hop oils and malty substance to keep you interested throughout the glass.

Bottle; no date.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Golden orange ale with a thin off white head. Good pinhey hops with light malt and caramel, and smooth alcohol. A very sweet malt comes out, with notes of treacle, floral piney hops, sweet candy sugar. Rich and smooth I2PA. Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14126) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Bottle at Kookfest 06. Piney, sappy, grapefruit. Sauvignon blanc grassy aroma. Hazy amber with beige/green head. Really intense sweetish malt and then very good hop on end. I do like it. 4.3/5 Rerate Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest ’08. I can’t think of a beer with a better aroma. I could quite happily curl up with a couple of bottles of this and not see the world for days on end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2006
Amber, little hazy coloured, with a small white head. Strong hoppy, fruity somewhat older parfume. Strong sweet body, nice balanced, finish is strong, dry bitter-hoppy with a longer ending.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10555) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2006
Red berries and grapefruit in the aroma. A strong flowery hoppiness with just a bit of red berries. Likeable, but not well balanced.


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