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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


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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 IPAís and more balanced with the caramel and malt. Overall, an interesting and very drinkable (especially at 8% abv) offering.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Can. Nose of thin caramel malt, pours pale orange leaning into ruby, supports a thick and rocky beige head. Surprisingly little hop aroma. Taste strongly bitter but soft, a medium body seemingly lighter with cleansing, soapy qualities, medium alcohol but no burn. Hops are here but subdued, generic without heavy citrus. Crystal, galssine sheen for the feel, picks up sweetness with volume but its very mild sugariness never cloys. Earthy, light caramel comes in waves, probably the most interesting flavor here. Amazed at how soft and rounded this is, like the clean chewiness without any grit, but kinda miss the classic hops. [2015.12.25: 3.3]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1169) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2015
12 oz. can pours a cloudy amber/orange color with 2 finger off-white head that vanishes quickly but leaves good lacing. Aroma is all about the malts. Taste is sweet at first, before a boozy and bitter finish with a bit of piney hops and mint . Body is medium to full with average carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. As others have mentioned, this seems closer to a barleywine than a DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
One2remeber (245) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Can. Barleywine, heavily kilned caramel malt nose, c120. Not my thing. Looking for a lighter body, more hop presence. Abv too low for how much malt character. Not a great representation of an 8% DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (477) - Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2015
I agree with Underdogs88 that this beer looks, smells and tastes like an American barleywine, but Iím not going to dock it any points for that. It has either been categorized wrong, or it is a very malty DIPA. Either way, I liked it. Smells of caramel, brown sugar and some hops, but not much. Very pretty light brown/dark orange color with a small bone white head. Tastes malty, sweet and boozy with a bit of a hop bite afterwards which continues into the aftertaste. Very nice mouthfeel, palatewould be a 5 if it were less carbonated. This was enjoyable, whatever it is.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3036) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Very nice fresh hop aroma. The taste is ok with a sweet malt base and some citrus. Decent for a warm evening. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Poured from a can, cloudy, dirty orange with a big sudsy pale yellow head. Aroma is grassy with some citrus and malt. Flavor is malty, a hint of orange. This has a nice creamy feel. Iíll buy this one again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Underdogs88 (302) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2015
American barleywine like aroma. Appearance is a cloudy orange color with an offwhite head. Flavor again is more like an American barleywine than a DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium high with medium low carbonation. Overall, this beer is an American barleywine not a DIPA. The beer also tastes old and oxidized. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (436) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Grabbed a 4-pack of cans while in St. Louis this week. Pours a dark, cloudy amber-orange with a tall two finger off white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of dank citrus hops, caramel malts, grass and pine. Taste is big on the dank citrus hops that are evenly balanced with big caramel malts. Fair amount of boozy alcohol on the backend as well. Getting more of the citrus and hop resin in the finish. Medium to full body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Overall a very good DIPA. Nothing really that makes it stand out from other DIPAs out there, but still quite tasty and well done!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ktownclown (13) - Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours slightly hazy, frothy white head with good retention, carbonation good, slightly tropical or fruity, very light on the boozy flavor for the high abv. still something about it that is not for me

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Wonderful double ipa. thought this is was of the finer beers ive had in a while. really enjoyed it and the hops were very fresh.


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