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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The return of “Bad Boy,” our ‘other’ double IPA, happens this Thursday as soon as our doors open. It’s NOT bottled but we will be filling growlers at the brewery and glasses at the pub. This beer, created by Shawn, uses hops that weren’t around when Pure Hoppiness was invented. That’s one of the reasons it has such a huge hop presence. We also use predominately Premium British ‘Maris Otter’ barley which enriches the flavor and deepens the body. Be careful at 9.25% abv

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4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnionBeerCzar (82) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
In a world where a growler can make it across sed world for some beer freak, to drink I never imagined I would be on the receiptory of such an adventure. As I type this I have recently benefited from something equally as crazy. A gentleman who makes his own beer and will remain nameless (not my beer contact) did procure growler(s) of this bad boy, and then using his bottle siphon, transfer this to a bomber with no room from O2. It thus travelled to Michigan where I was able to share it with the intended receiptent, and that is the story of how I was very lucky this valentines day, *wink wink*. Hence, bomber to snifter... Not much head, I’m forgiving in this department giving the circumstances. The nose on this beer is absolutely ridiculous. It’s a clear golden orange and it smells of, mango, guava, cat piss, weed, dank jungle fruit, and god’s vagina. This is the best nose on an IPA/DIPA hands down. It would oust Pliny or Two hearted... Accept it’s not from Michigan (biased) and the body is a little thin. It’s drinks to easy, if there is such a problem. Do not get wrong this beer KICKS ASS however if we are going to this echelon I have to be picky. Carbonation perfect, mouthfeel just a smidge to thin, that’s the only possible detraction I can send toward this beer. The weirdest IPA burps I’ve ever had, seriously pineapple. Overall this beer kills!!! This is all from memory 2 hours prior, thank you universe for this and thank you Cheff Scott. And also that crazy guy in Cali, send us some jack in the box tacos (frozen) next!


4.1
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy orange with a medium, bubbly white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus, pine and resin hops with medium cracker malt, pineapple, apricot and peach esters. Flavor is heavy citrus and resin hops, juicy with moderate bitterness, dank notes, medium cracker malt, alcohol and a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation.

4
TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2017
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre Saveur: Goût de tangerines avec une pointe de pin et de pêches. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #7722)

3.9
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2017
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit and slick honeyed malts meet alcohol heat before grassy resins grow to flowers.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the misty honey blond.
-Mouthfeel is a touch sweeter than I expected. Might be the alcohol rounding things off as well.
-Drinkability is moderate for the style.
-For some reason, I didn’t like this as much as their Pure Hoppiness (even both are quite clearly in the same mold). Will need to try again in different circumstances.

Bottle.

4
djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Bottle thanks to Rob. Pours a cloudy orange gold with medium white head that lasts. The aroma is tropical fruit, dank, pine, resin. Medium body, grapefruit, pine, lingering resin finish, very nice.

4.2
sonnycheeba (6279) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy, bright gold. Aroma and flavor are huge tropical, citrus, and floral hop bitterness, nice and juicy, pale malt base, faint sweetness, light alcohol spice, and a crisp, dry finish. Medium body.

4.3
50belair (3680) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2015
Growler. Yellow/orange pour with a white head. Fruity hop aromas. Tasty fruity hop notes. Good balance with a nice caramel malty presence. Good body and mouthfeel. Just about as good as a IIPA gets.

4.1
ctipping (2202) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
32 oz. growler. Slightly hazy. Small white head. Thin collar. Smell is bright citrus. Boozy. Fruity and a little bit of apple. Taste is bright citrus. Pine. Astringent maltiness. Maris otter is distinct. Boozy. Low carbonation. Medium body. Very tasty, but very big.

4
rlgk (18852) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Draught at Alpine Beer Company - The Pub, in Alpine, California. Clear golden beer with a nice lasting white head. Hoppy pine flavor, citrus, pine apples, herbal, peach, earthy notes, floral, grapes, some caramel. Hoppy citrus and pine flavor, grapes, citrus, pine, floral notes. Very fresh and full bodied beer.

4
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 19, 2015
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is super citrus and super hoppy, amazing brew

4.5
Marheb (6037) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 (En fût au Hamilton’s tavern, special cask night): Un profil typique west coast, vert et tropical, hyper juteux et moelleux. (En fût au Pub): Grosse claque de tangerines, clémentines et de pins dans un corps immensément velouté.


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