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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 130   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The mother of all hoppy beers, the Double-IPA is loved by many and feared by more. Going against our mission to make balanced beers, a healthy portion of Cascade and Citra hops were used to create a smoothly bitter double IPA with big and lingering floral aromas.
Malts: Pale, Munich
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Citra

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3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a semi-transparent copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that stiffened a bit and then slid off at a decent pace. The aroma had some citrusy/piney bitter to sweet blend over top of some biscuit and white bread. Leaned more towards orange pulpy sweetness as it warmed. The flavor took the prior mentioned aromas to blend fairly nice and add in a little bit of white pepper. Mild aftertaste of the orange pulp, bread and pine. Finish seemed to be closer to the orange pulpy sweetness. The palate was almost medium bodied, seemed to be just a tad under. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, I didn’t mind this one, maybe perhaps one of those "old school DIPA’s" which I’m guessing will probably be considered a true style within the next couple of years just to imbalance the upset of this new "New England style DIPA" or something of the sort.

2.8
ClarkVV (6709) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Can, didn’t catch the date, drunk 12/10/16.
Clear, brassy-golden, with a good-sized white head atop showing moderate to moderately strong retention.
Strong vegetal, leafy, citrus/pine-forward hops in the nose backed by a bit of sourdough and biscuit. Lots of dry, orange marmalade and not so much resinous as it is peppery and heavily given to citrus rind astringency. Not boozy, though and seemingly well-attenuated.
Bitter with just too much stewed hop character and a somewhat hard texture, despite it at least being rather dry. Honey, bread and biscuit with strong orange rind, heavy pine (though again, fairly resin-free) and peppery carbonation. A rather outdated IPA and it’s just hard to enjoy these, especially during a night filled with Tree House and Trillium....

3.2
thornecb (5918) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Pours ruby-tinged clear mahogany into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Resin and orange aromas. Thick with hot caramel and sour overripe hot peach turning to bitter pits and peel in the lasting finish.

3
AndreasP (277) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2016
Classic DIPA with more focus on the malt than on the hops although some lingering bitterness is present. Not bad but certainly not outstanding

3.5
Ron (3962) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub with dinner. Poured a hazy amber with a white head. Hops and topical fruit aroma, bitter with some citrus and pineapple taste. Medium body, fairly fizzy, bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle pour at SAVOR 2016. Poured a clear golden orange color. Aroma was strong citrus, spicy hop notes. Lots of boozy caramel notes in this one.

2.6
migwell (365) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Can into glass. This brew is extremely malt heavy, sweet and cloying. Glad I bought only one can. Sure there are hops in there, citrus aroma and a bit in the flavor, but the sweet malt is overpowering and, for me, makes this sticky caramel candy bar pretty undrinkable. Unfortunately, and all too often, something like this completely puts me off a brewery. Frankly I’d rather have a PBR.

2.6
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2015
Will need to give this another chance, I suppose. Little aroma and sweet cloying finish.

3.7
zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Orange with a nice beige head, aroma of hops, grass, lemon, mango skin , flavor is bitter with mango skin, lemon and pomelo, medium bodied.

3.5
mrmartin (780) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Clear Dark Golden Pour with small white head. Citrus nose with a smooth mouth feel. Well balanced hop and malt profile. Gets heavier as things proceed but a good effort nonetheless.


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