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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brewed in the style of a west coast Imperial IPA, this daring brew is built for the bitter-loving hop fan. Brewed with an abundant blend of Northwest hops, this big ale begins with a crisp hop burst, both floral and bitter, yet settles into a surprisingly smooth ale.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Sticky piney fruity in the nose and palate. Pours pale orange with clinging white head. Nice bitter finish, could be a little better balanced, but very nice and crisp hop profile. Nice beer.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy amber color, huge off tan head. Aroma of pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is bitter pine and citrus.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
snoworsummer (2444) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Draft at the Huntsville Brewery. Pours clear copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky cereal malt, butterscotch, and bitter hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky, creamy, buttery, light pine and citrus.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3558) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Draft at taproom. Pours light orange with a half inch of khaki foam. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Big pine on the nose. Big pine on the tongue. Finishes with a lot of bitterness. It’s basically like French kissing a pine tree. Not a lot of balance here. This is probably my record for most sentence fragments in a review. I find the description of being a surprisingly smooth ale really deceptive since my sister made a straight-up bitter beer face while sampling this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Rocket City Brewfest, hazy light copper with a white head. A: resin caramel, hoppy. T: resin caramel. Medium body with a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (772) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Rocketcity Brewfest. Cloudy copper with thin beige head. Moderate aroma of resinous hops and caramel. Medium body with heavy resinous hop bitterness, caramel, and a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured amber with a thin off-white head. Light floral aroma. The flavor found a floral and caramel blend. Medium body and smooth. Mild bitterness upfront and a light sweet finish.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Draft at Leroy’s.  Pours light orange with zero head.  Aroma of floral hops.  Extremely thin.  Looks like tea. Taste of light, muted hops.  Tried but did not succeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Draft sampled at Magic City Brewfest. Pumped through the Randall! Poured deep amber with a large off-white head. Aroma was hoppalicious: piney, citrusy, floral. Lots of caramel. Flavor was flavorfully hoppy but only mildly bitter. Big malt backbone. Medium, slightly oily mouthfeel. A surprisingly drinkable IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1396) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2011
This one didn’t wimp out over time like some IPA which don’t have the bitter side. The Huntsville folks are all doing the IPA correct. Not bitter all hops. Very enjoyable. Tried through a hop rocket at the Nook. Sweet with a hop balance. I’ll get it again!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
horto008 (162) - Alabama, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Very nice. Orange with a medium head that quickly fades to a thin ring. Not overly bitter and has a relatively sweet overtone that sticks in your mouth. well-balanced hops with the expected pine and citrus. not quite angry enough to be imperial in my book, but an excellent IPA non-the-less.


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