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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, it’s a little boozy. Sure, the hop bill is completely unreasonable. But that’s no reason to get so aggressive. Let’s all just relax and soak in the complex blend of German and American malts. Let’s 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 Falconer’s 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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4.7
evilcougar (67) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Ahh.. Smell and taste the tropical goodness that is this beer. The guys knocked this one out of the park.. Great tropical fruit flavors swirl around the mouth.. Excellent !!!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
Brigadier (3780) - 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.

4.2
DwarfeD (3539) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2013
Draught at Beer Temple. Hazy orange with a small white head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sweet with a dry hoppy finish. Pine, grapefruit, some caramel, citrus and not too alcoholic. A great full flavoured IPA.

4.1
shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft. Tangerine/pineapple and orange peel aroma. Hazy amber with moderate head. Very sweet orange-pineapple and moderately bitter citrus peel flavor. Lingering bitterness. Tasty.

4
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thought it was a godo dipa, citrusy, lemony, tropical, covers a lot of the bases, not too too malty though it is htere.

4
cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tap at 2013 GTMW, pours a hazy amber orange with a good white head and lacing through out the glass, the aroma was pretty fresh, nice amount of grapefruit and citrus, not overwhelming but a nice break from all the huge impy stouts at this tent, the flavor is light for it being over 10% and has a good amount of pine and fruit through out, nice clean mouthfeel, enjoyed this one.

4
jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2014
Cloudy orange , golden head which leaves cool rings on the glass Butter caramel, old ale notes, vanilla tobacco, just a hint of barrel. Mellow mouthfeel, dry chewiness. Smoke and bourbon on the very tip of the tongue, fresh green hops, elegant oak notes in the background. Pine in the back. Unusual composition, Impressive!


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