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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
I donít remember much about this one -- sampled in the middle of an overwhelming 2012 Lansdale Beer Fest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6760) - 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 canít find a lot of fault with this one. It is right down the middle of its style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (959) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Itís a DIPA in a can? This looks fun. Thereís a whole lot of business in this dark red, bubbling concoction. The earthiness was big and there was a little of that over-the-top, hopped, bitter pine-sol thing going on. Itís medium bodied and filling. Hop Slayer is both drinkable and gut busting - youíll need an appetite to finish it off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Can courtesy of Anthony at a tasting at Paulís. Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Big citrus and dank resin on the nose, especially on a whiff right off the can. Soft musk and a touch of citrus. Bright citrus, musk, a lot of sticky malt. Chewy malt, citrus and dank resinous hops leading into a big citrous bite on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Can I brought to Paulís tasting (thanks JoePeesie!). Clear dark golden pour. Nice citrus notes in the nose, notes of oranges and spruce. No hop sting but plenty of hops presence (pine and citrus). Slight cheese in the finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Can at Paulís. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of hops, resin, dank hops, pine and apple. Dryish slightly bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rbrenart (2) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
Tasty, little bit of bitterness but would never guess 8abv. This could be a dangerous one.

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