Auburn Alehouse Isotope PU240 Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after the isotope essential for nuclear grade weapons, this “Weapons Grade Ale” is the hop bomb you didn’t see coming! At 100 bittering units, PU240 captures the explosive hop flavor and aroma necessary to acheive a critical mass that you won’t find in other high-hop ales. A classified and combustible amount of Summit and Galena hops along with a double Dry-hop bombardment of Simcoe, Columbus and Nugget contribute to PU240’s high rate of spontaneous hop fusion.

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3.2
tricksta_p (4650) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
From tap at Hopwater Distribution, San Francisco. Aroma is malty with caramel malts, almost a bit buttery, pine resin, hops. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a firm and long bitter finish. Body is medium. Not bad but not really my kind of IIPA, bit too heavy on the buttery malts, bit low on hops.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 4, 2016
50cl bottle pours with a crystal clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up soft tangelo and tangerine notes as well as a sense of pine hops, floral hops and a light biscuit maltiness. The taste delivers an interesting blend of tangerine citrus candy, a thin juicy cantaloupe and pineapple note right up against bitter pine hops and bitter floral. Toward midway the pine and floral hop near resiny bitterness joins up with thin bready to biscuit like maltiness. This has an interesting contrast of flavors as the candy citrus doesn’t play well with the near resiny bitter notes and maltiness. Still, this delivers a good load of fairly fresh hoppiness when the mood strikes.

3.6
Sledutah (7524) - Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2016
On tap at The brewery
Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity and pine. Taste is fruity and pine resin.
Good balance

3.7
mR_fr0g (12110) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
On tap at Hopwater Distribution. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a. Lasting uniform white froth. Aroma is nice sticky orange peel, pineapple, some biscuity grains, some pine needle. Flavour is composed of semi sweet little caramel, orange rind, sharp citrus, sticky hop resin, slightly chewy. Palate is semi sweet, caramel, sticky resinous hop, sticky. Hides the abv pretty well, assertive hop bitterness. Pretty well balanced if a bit on the sweet side.

4
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a nice amber... Pretty hoppy, but at the same time very smooth. Doesn't have a lot of malty flavor. This is a really good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
andrewje41 (3882) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
22 oz bottle pour, shared. Thanks Keven. Pours a thick dark orange color with a big bubbly head. Huge hop aroma. Dry flavor, hop forward, orange, and a bitter hop finish. Definitely an imperial. Tastes as strong as it is. Dusty. A refreshing step away from the typical IIPA. Nicely done overall.

3.5
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap @ Auburn Alehouse. A bit on the amber side of orange. Lots of white foam. Sweet pineapple, peach, and apricot. Slight citrus zest note and some caramel. Sweet tasting beer, though there’s a decent bitterness in the finish. Lots of citrus rind and sweet stone fruits. A bit boozy as it warms up.

3.5
Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bomber bottle, thanks to my cuz, Jeff! Aroma is a lot of simcoe hops. Taste is a multitude of hops that finish pretty cleanly. Palate is hoppy and a little too much. Overall, a decent double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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DPatrick (1) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
What an awesome brew this great aroma and a nice grapefruit taste very hoppy with plenty of body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 12, 2015
The 22-oz bottle poured a clear amber color with a robust off-white head. Good retention. Nose brings an aroma of pine and grapefruit. Medium body and resinous mouth feel Flavor packs a lot of hops with citrus and pine on good malts. The finish is quite bitter. Quite nice. pDark amber color with a creamy off-white head. Nice citrus/pine aromas.


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