RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
This beer is a work of fiction. Any similarities to any other beer, living or dead, are purely coincidental. This is a gentle giant of a double IPA. Sure, the malt bill is rather large. Sure, its a little boozy. Sure, the hop bill is completely unreasonable. But thats no reason to get so aggressive. Lets all just relax and soak in the complex blend of German and American malts. Lets kick back and bask in the heightened IBUs holding up the earthy, fruity, grapefuity, lemony, piney, myrcene-heavy flavors provided by late hopping with Sorachi Ace, Simcoe, and Falconers Flight hops and dry hopping with Centennial and Citra hops. Just chill out and throw one back in the hot, hot sun.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9774) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
Tap @ Fermentoren.
Pours hazy copper color with a small lasting head. Aroma of exotic fruits, intense hops, pine, resin and caramel malts. Flavour of fruits, resinous hops, pine and caramel malts. Somewhat stuffy, probably the most intense hops have dissappeared, not too sweet though, which is surprising. Decepively easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade
Cloudy dull amber color with brown hue and small head. Strong fruity hop aroma, caramel, with a moderate spicy impression, citrus fruits, hint of cedar wood and animal; quite seducing. Strong body; caramel and toffee flavor, powerful, quite sweet but not syrupy, strong bitterness, the hop qualities are quite evident (mix of mild fruits and stronger resins; bitter oranges).
Just your typical American IIPA, but well brewed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Clear amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, cookies, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, cookies and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (35911) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2013
Draft. A hazy red-amber beer with a thin yellowish head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, over ripe fruits, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Mycket humle och fruktighet i aromen. Relativt rund kropp och smak. Lite stma i smaken, abv:n knns av men str ej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
Det hr r gott, det hr r bra. Smaken br toner av grapefrukt, mango, lakrits och brd. Kroppen var skn och stabil och ven om beskan var kraftig s upplevde jag nd len som balanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42183) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pine, dry and light grapefruity. Bitter, herbal, toasted and pine hoppy. Dry and bitter into the far finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2013
Draught @ Mikkeller bar, Viktoriagade. Pours clear orange/amber with a lasting small frothy head. Aroma is very mild with delicious malt, slightly toasted cereal, cheesy, pine, citrus and booze. Taste is moderate+ sweet and moderate bitter. Body is near full texture is soft/creamy, carbonation is soft. Finishes with surprisingly low bitterness. Very easy drinking. A tad watery. Aroma is not that hoppy and never really opens up but is filled with malty goodness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2013
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear amber - white head. Knkbrd. Fruity hoppy. Ok bitterness. Orange. Tropical fruits. Light alcoholic. Lots of citra. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brigadier (3615) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
On tap at the GTMW 2013
This was probably the best Kentucky beer at the festival other than Bo & Luke. A bright and tropical imperial IPA throws some Kentucky twists on the Midwestern hop bomb. If this comes back around at the brewpub or in bottles I will be in line.

Aroma / Appearance - An orange carbonated base shimmers with life. Crisp white head is like a sheet of bleached paper. Grapefruit, mango, and oranges are strong, assertive, and as intense as the best of the style anywhere in the country.

Flavor / Palate - Grapefruit and mango sparkle on the tongue. An oaky transition scrapes the remnants of previous beers off the tongue. Flavorful and bright this beer would have made the day on its own. As long as the brewers never rest on their laurels I expect great things from Louisville.

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