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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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Taster at the Blarney Stoneís Solstice Fest, Oak Forest. Cloudy amber color with a fruity hop smell. Simply tastes quite full of IPA goodness, but also plenty of malts to make for a pleasing balance. Lots of pine and a bit of apricot in the hop palate.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2014
Can. Murky deep orange pour with a small head. Nice pine and citrus aroma and taste. Carbonation is a bit light. Slightly syrupy. Flavorful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (994) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Can. Hazy orange red colour that leaves a decent lace. Aroma is all about the hops with pine cones, some pungent earthyness and some citrus burst with little malts. On the palate I find it drier than expected although it does sport a bit of sweetness, flavours are hoppy bitter with a nice malty backbone. It is a hops celebration but lacks a little bit of depth.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (253) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Average aroma of hops...more on the piney side. Deep amber color...tan head dissipates quickly. Bitterness up front...not well balanced. Malt tries to come through but drowned out by a bland, tasteless bitterness. Finishes with not enough sweet balance. Mouthfeel is oily and thick. Very plain and uninteresting.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paulmparsons1 (13) - - JAN 29, 2014
I thought that this was a well balanced beer with some nice citrus undertones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
deathserv (23) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2014
From can, drank from can when I had some friends over a few nights ago. So, rating a bit from memory, take that into account. Floral hop-happy aroma with mild carbonation. Biggest impression this beer left was a long, alcohol-y aftertaste that I didnít recall as too pleasant; relatively high ABV but the alcohol taste stayed with me a little longer than I prefer. To me left an oily sensation on the palate. Decent overall but didnít really have what I was looking for.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frozer (85) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Great floral smell with a cloudy appearance. Upfront flavor is somewhat harsh. Tart and stinging. Very strange character. Not a bad dipa but not repeatable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz can-thin lt tan-hazy dk amber. A-resin/herbal, med malt-cereal. T-initially not good, after being in the pint glass a bit: herbal/floral/orange hops, med malt-cereal/caramel. Enjoyable but not my style of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5357) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2013
can. copper colored pour. medium bodied. big maltiness, floral hops, resiny hops. big malt backbone. Decent DIPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Very cloudy amber pour. The aroma is quite hoppy and resinous but also has a lot of malt flavour/character as well. A little bit of fruitiness and some lingering resinousness as well. There is a bit of citrus and some fruit flavour as well. A touch of lingering sweetness on the back. Itís okay - but itís not quite punchy enough.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2013
decanted from a can. faint smell of apricot or orange. slightly harsh taste.


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