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RATINGS: 1536   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.24/5   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An American Double IPA, packed with over 120 IBU!

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 In trade from bibsbrewing on BA. Thank you! Pours gorgeous glowing rich hazy bright orange. Smell is strong citrus orange grapefruit. Taste is citrusy, orange bitterness. Like candied orange peel. Kind of sweet in the finish. Too syrupy of a body and normal carbonation. Good but doesnt differentiate itself from the field of endless double ipas for me too much really. Kind of reminds me of what I remember Maharaja tasting like. Not my favorite style lately, but glad to have tried it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4212) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Nice to have finally found the notes on this. I had two cans. One was poured into a snifter and the other was drank out of the can. The appearance in the snifter was a hazy burnt orange color with a ton of floaties surrounding the body. The head was about a fingers worth of white foaminess. There was some light lacing sticking nicely to the sides of the glass. The smell out of the can and glass was basically the same as it was pure citrus to piney hops that ended up assaulting my nose in a nice bitter/dank sort of way. The taste between the can and the glass was the same as it was pure bittersweetness from the hops. Even as this one warms, the sweetness comes from the hops and not the malts. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was sharp due to the style and was much expected. Overall, I can see why so many people like this. If I lived within the brewerys distro Im sure Id be stalking this brew at least on a weekly basis. However, I do have to say this and thats the fact that this isnt exactly the most balanced in the nose. Also, whats with the "only drinking it from the can?" So what if theres floaties - who cares. I didnt know the floaties police would be after John Kimmich for allowing floaties in his beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tmurphy002 (7) - - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
By far the best IPA I have ever had. Hints of citrus and pine with lots of funk. If you find it drink it young and fresh. Wish it made it to the west coast.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Pour from a can (only enough to get an aroma and color) was a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is floral with a nice citrus. Taste is a little grapefruit with a hint of pine. Goes down smooth and doesnt have much of an after bite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Light orange, golden hazy pour. Fluffy white head, various size bubbles. Juicy fruity hop aroma. Grapefruit, peach, mango, passion fruit. Flavor is bright, complex and dense. All kinds of hop character. Mostly peach and papaya, but really a huge host of fruits. Malt is very light and really tries it's best to stay out of the way. Bitter finish shows up suddenly, attacks the sweetness and then subsides. It leaves some tingling on the tongue and gums. A touch of heat from the alcohol shows up and somehow enhances the intensity of the fruit. When I casually sip a pint of this, I end up thinking it's just very good but not exceptional. When you sit down and deconstruct it to rate, you discover just how well everything fits together. It really is exceptional and exemplifies everything the style should ambition to be. The best part is the intensity of flavor that comes on the back of a big malt base and alcohol at 8%, but without becoming the sticky sweet mess that too many other beers that try to pull this off usually become. Pretty glorious stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilHarmstead (25) - Vermont, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Very nice canned IPA widely available here in VT but apparently a precious commodity elsewhere. Good forward hop pine resin flavors but they stay a bit heavy on the tongue. And at 8.3% hard to quaff more than 1-2 in a session. A bit cloying & syrupy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjhall89 (36) - - JUN 14, 2014
Not the best ipa at all as many claim, but still amazing. Super resiny and sticky with hop bittrrness. A lot like six point resin, but better.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Thanks for the graduation gift bmmillsy. Half can half glass. Powerful grapefruit aroma. Pours cloudy, likely why they say to drink from can. Thin head. Tremendous hops indeed. Agreeabley scary to drink for a double. Chewy citrusy hoppy goodness. Well balanced. Canned on April 2. Now June 12. from the can... Sweeter, little metal, still good

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JUN 9, 2014
Very hazy golden/yellow color with a soapy head and lacing. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruits, toffee, caramel, citrus and resin. Very strong piney/resin hop flavors with some strong citrus notes and toffee sweetness; Very bitter resiny aftertaste. Heavy body with some moderate carbonation. Yeah, its pretty good!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 7, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2014 16 oz can shared by Huhzubendah. Thanks Matt! Pours a hazy translucent light golden with a wisp of white head and minimal lacing. Aroma is incredible: Perfectly bitter with notes of tropical fruit and perfectly balanced hop bitterness. Nothing more can be said; this is clearly the perfect DIPA. Flavor is more of the same - words are inadequate to describe the perfection in the glass. There is no way this beer could improve. Perfection. Rate 6/7/14.


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