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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust. Brewed with a “heelch” (that means “a lot” in Boontling) of Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade hops, our double IPA has a palate pleasing bitterness that is artfully balanced with a full-bodied malt foundation. With a deep color of polished brass and a nose that sings of pink grapefruit and redwood needles, the rich biscuit-like malt flavors are intertwined with hints of vanilla, mangoes, and peppercorns leading to a deep, warming finish.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Victory

HOPS:
Columbus, Chinook, Cascade

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 oz bottle, Kroger Bridge St. Pale, medium hazy orange; short-lived rocky white head. Aroma strong apricot, orange peel, pine. Flavor more bread-like, caramel, hint of vanilla. Medium-full body, lower carbonation approaching frothy. Really good.


3.8
josanguapo (1669) - SPAIN - JUL 17, 2017
From Optimus Beer. After dinner, in Roquetas de Mar. In shaker glass. Smooth to the palate. Very resinous, but with a refreshing sweetness that makes it not become a disgusting pine soup. High abv that affects

4
amikhaylov (26) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle at Dogma Bottle shop. Expires at 27.07.2017. Not as hoppy as it used to be - at this, almost one year, age but malty and sweet, yet bitter enough. Nice beer, the best from the brewery.

3.7
michael_bb (121) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 12, 2017
It has something distinctive in the aroma and I can’t point out exactly what if feels like. There’s some resin, some liquor and some pine needles in it with a slightly citrus touch. It just looks so good, perfectly clear amber and a thick and durable white head. I left it for a while outside the fridge which I guess enhances the aroma but at the same time I guess the palate would feel a bit better if it was colder. It’s good anyway, don’t get me wrong. I guess my problem is that it is strikingly strong so I guess being a bit colder it would numb the bitterness down a bit. Still, much better to be overly intense than to be too plain in my opinion. Just drink it sip by sip, don’t rush it.

2.6
phenom5 (16) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2017
This makes a nice foamy head, with a golden amber colour and some cloud haze which settles. Has a lot of hops aroma and a fair whack of alcohol on top - peach, pineapple and citrus - with a liqour like sweet taste and some mild bitterness to finish. Maybe I’m not used to a DIPA, but tastes way over the top alcoholic for me...

3.8
vinivini (2377) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Clear deep golden. Small off-white head. Stays. Honey and melon as well as lollipop and mango on nose. Medium to full body. Well balanced taste with solid both sweetness and citrusy bitterness. Long hoppy ending.

3.8
Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 12, 2017
Smart, polished and assured. Almost ’lite’ but there’s a lot to be said for balance and sensible palate weight. Almost sessionable despite the 8%+. Some funky grassy bitterness late but well matched with a decent load of hops. I find this very very easy to like.

4.1
Hrodulf (57) - Aveiro, PORTUGAL - MAR 9, 2017
Sabor e aroma com notas silvestres, cor âmbar e boa carbonatação, corpo médio, garrafa 33cl

4.1
19Oracolo78 (205) - ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
Birra dal colore dorato tendente all’ambrato. Schiuma cremosa e persistente. All’olfatto sentori di esotica, carsmello e frutta candita. Al palato corposa con note lievemente liquorose ma piacevoli e non stucchevoli, ananas e pesche sciroppate hanno la prevalenza. Nal finale amara e aromatica da luppolo fresco, pulisce ed asciuga il palato dalla liquorosità sentita in precedenza. Un’ottima birra particolare e contraddittoria. Piacevolmente beverina.

3.9
basjansen14 (387) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2017
Oranje kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag. Aroma: fruit, abrikoos en wat zoete mout. Smaak: abrikoos, sinaasappel, butterscotch en een licht bittere afdronk.

3.1
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Dark golden to bronze in color. Dense, tight bubbled, heavy cream colored head. Thick lace. Aromas of citric and piney hops. Some honey and old sap and soap scents. Feel is a bit sticky. Flavors include sweet malt and honey, grapefruit, pine and, I’m still catching some soap. Just not digging the IIPAs from Anderson Valley. Anise, as I get toward the bottom of the glass I final detect the component that is really throwing me off . ANISE - One of those thing I am very selective in liking, and in beer is not one of the places. 2/13


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