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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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An intense Double IPA brewed for the "hopheads" of the world. This robust ale is so full of malt and hops that you can almost chew on it. Served in a snifter to bring out all of the nuances of malt, hop, and alcohol.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Pour is a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is citrus rine with some dank hop resin. Flavor is sweet at first then come a bit of pine/citrus hop. Finish has some hop bitterness. I would not call this an imperial IPA as the hoppyness is there but not over the top. Still as an IPA this is soild.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Canned. Poured clear, lighter orange with a short, dense off-white head. The aroma picked up a heavy blend of oranges and floral notes with lesser honey.. warm and a bit muddled, but no real complaints. The flavor found sweet biscuit and lesser fruity notes at the core, with spicy pine, black pepper, and orange zesty bitterness around.. some fusel alcohols on the back and through the finish. Medium-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. not a great DIPA, but certainly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Not your typical Double IPA in terms of hops and flavor, but quite good in its own right. Starting with the aroma, it has a caramel sweetness almost candy to it and less on the citrus and floral side you usually have with an IPA. Pours a cloudy dark orange/brown color with a thin white head that does leave some lacing. Medium body and mouth feel. The taste is not typical of an IPA much less a double IPA. It front loads with caramel and some sweet malt and less on the floral or citrus hops, though those notes of flavor are buried in there. Not as complex as most double IPA’s and more balanced with the caramel and malt. Overall, an interesting and very drinkable (especially at 8% abv) offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (424) - Delaware, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Aroma of dried apricots..not getting much else from the nose..pretty faint..dark orange with small film on top..sweet malty taste with decent piney..spruce..and a bit of hops on the finish..pretty creamy and goes down smooth..hard to believe this is 8%..decent double..worth trying once..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Aroma- pungent herbal notes, some bitter hops, funk Appearance- murky brown with a white head Taste- definite hop punch upfront followed by some malts, definite funk, spiciness, oak Palate- appropriate mouthfeel for the style Overall- A funky take on a DIPA. Quite hoppy but also spicy. Not really doing it for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Misterbum (2) - Island Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
Had on draft at the brewery/pub, Barrington, IL. Have to say, I am surprised such a decent brew lies just 20 min from my house. Aroma was pleasant, 1-finger head, nice looking beer. The taste was very nice, a nice mix of hoppy fruitiness without a harshness afterwards. I could drink a bunch of this stuff. The 8.0 ABV% is masked very well. Happy to know of another local brewpub up here in Lake County, IL in addition to Tighthead, etc. Would definitely have this again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
I don’t remember much about this one -- sampled in the middle of an overwhelming 2012 Lansdale Beer Fest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
12 oz. can bought in Grafton. Opaque golden brown with a one finger off white head. I smell complex hops and caramel. Big complex hops are tasted, too. Citrus and pine are easily discerned. Caramel is big and has a bit of cinnamon along side it. Perhaps some applesauce and yeast, too. Bitterness here is just moderate. This swings back and forth between tart and sweet and is big on both sides of that spectrum. Good balance. I really can’t find a lot of fault with this one. It is right down the middle of its style.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Top at Whole Foods in Schaumburg. Cloudy rusty orange color pour with. One finger off white head. Not much aroma but what there is is faint citrus. Taste is perfume and lemon with a boozy malt flavor. Creamy mouthfeel which is probably the best quality of this beer. I had it on tap before and didn't remember much about it. Now I am reminded why. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 4, 2012
12oz can. Rating #64. Hazy dark orangish color with a big beige head. Light pine with a nice touch of citrus and pineapple. Nice citrus flavor, grapefruit and a little more pineapple. Nice stuff. (2454)


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