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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 108   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Can you say Palate Wrecker? This double IPA comes in at 108 IBUs. As hoppy as it gets with a mouthful of citrus flavors. Grab one today and illuminate your tastebuds.

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4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
soltisnk (7) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2010 does not count
Theres a nice earthy aroma with a burst of citrus and fruits. It pours a nice amber orange color with a thick head. Its got a delicious caramel and malty flavor with a great bitter finish. Overall, this beer is a palate pleaser. Definitely a great choice for a hophead.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a hazy light amber with thick off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruit, orange, grapefruit and malt. Flavor has a light sweetness, strong malty back bone, ripe fruit with nice hop flavor and strong bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body with high carbonation. Overall, pretty tasty stuff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12oz bottle from wavers1 - thanks, Baker! Clear, bright orange pour, with a bit less carbonation than desirable but still seems thick and potent. Very sweet nose, heavily malty in a way that suggests this has some age on it. Tropical fruits in abundance. Its a bit hot to the taste, almost like a liqueur given how faded and malty it seems over the course of the bev. Definitely enjoyable overall, but would like to try fresher.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, very impressed with this brew from central waters, pours a hazy golden with a nice white head and lacing through outthe glass, the aroma is full of citrus hops with excellent fruit notes mixed in, the flavor is full of hops but has a great balance of malt with it, nicely done central waters!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7289) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle from Discount Liquor. Clear orange/amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and piney hops with some caramel malt. Caramel malt flavor with some citrus and a harsh, yet tasty bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2010
12oz bottle courtesy of ericanandersnavy. Poured a hazy, light orange body with a creamy head that left some nice lacing. Aromas of fresh oranges, tangerines, orange zest, melon and apricots--Very nice. Flavor is instantly piney bitter hops--Big time. lightly malty sweet and slightly unbalanced overall. Medium mouthfeel and body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, orange, grass, and some pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a bright golden-orange color with a slight haze to it; mixed-bubbled, creamy, white head with solid retention and web-like lacing; attractive pour. Lots of pungent, juicy citrus notes in the aroma, but this seems a little tight overall, with a focus on grapefruit; light amounts of alcohol, a touch of candy sugar, a light apple note / fruitiness. Medium-full body; relaxed carbonation; well-integrated ethanol with a positive vinous note; minimal warmth, and not really showing any obvious astringency; the light carbonation sits a little heavy on the palate; following the nose, lots of vibrant, pungent citrus and mildly earthy / woody hop character; lightly resiny, juicy; theres a strong viscosity here, showing honeyed maltiness, sticky sugars, and even a cedar-like sharpness, as well as an alcohol and crystal malty presence that both tend to build as time goes on; solid, but nothing special here; a solid, citrusy, basic double IPA. Long-lasting finish of citrus, earthy hop bitterness, and a lightly toasty maltiness that leaves things slightly dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (6313) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body with a nice frothy off-white head that left lots of lacing. For as many IBUs as this has, the nose is more malt driven than hoppy, though there is some resiny notes. The flavor is bitter as hell though, tons of bitter resiny hops, with a hefty caramel malt base. Some light alcohol on the finish. Full bodied and a little sticky with moderate fizzy carbonation. Decent IIPA, but not especially subtle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2010
12oz bottle, dated 5/2010, as a sweet extra courtesy of skyview. thanks, bob! pours a hazy, yellow-orange with a creamy, off-white head. aroma is great with big, still fresh, citrus hop notes of pink grapefruit and orange with notes of sweet, canned pineapple, pine sap, lots of toffee, and a bit of dank grass. flavor is very tasty as well, a bit on the sweeter side, with heavy pine resins, orange citrus, vanilla, and caramel with just a hint of earth, leaves, and toasted malts on the back end. palate is medium bodied with solid carbonation and a lingering, bitter finish. overall, a very nice dipa. would love to try this one at the peak of freshness.


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