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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A monster Imperial IPA brewed with all pale colored malt. Features Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13894) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2011 Draft. Poured cloudy orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy citrus, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and improved as it warms to 48 degrees.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2010
On draught at the brewpub, served in a chalice. The beer is a hazy bright yellow-orange color with a medium thin and foamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops and grapefruit, plus some sweet malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness left behind. I would have picked this as a IIPA 10 out of 10 times, easily one of the most hoppy Barley Wines I have tried. Style interpretation aside though it is a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival 2016, Denver, CO.
Cloudy golden color with a tiny off-white head. Strong hops, resin, bitterness and some malty balance. Really nice surprise. New brewery for me. Rich and balanced. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draft from Dirty Franks. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, and honey. Flavor of resinous hops, citrus and tropical fruits, caramel malts, pineapple, and pine resin. Medium body, fruity, sweet. Low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft a few times, most recently at Big Beers and Barley Wines Dayton. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have a big hoppy component around a decent malt base. Caramel, lightly toasted, citrus, resin and earthy hops that dont make it easy to classify. They list it as an American Barley wine and the site has it as an Imperial/Double IPA. Either way it is tasty and worth a try if you get the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7288) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
CBC (and just about everyone else) was out of this by the time I was looking for it, but found it on tap at Lounge 62. Hazy gold color with a medium off-white head. Lots of citrusy hops in the nose with a good sweet malt balance. Malty flavor at first, but orange and pine show up pretty quickly with some grapefruit and sweet malt on the back end. Very good DIPA...er...I mean...barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6859) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle thnx to Mike ! Pours rather clear amber, good white head . Smell is pine, very intense, bitter; Taste is very intense, pine, extremely pine. Also an amazing amount of stone-fruit like characters. Tha amarillo balances it all out to a pure hopjuice bomb. this is bold, and extreme, the way I like it. Might not be my favourite kind of hoppyness, but the intensity here is damn nice !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5260) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
(Echantillonn au Bagby Fest): Terriblement quilibr entre les sucres et la rsine. Les fruits tropicaux sont indcents de leurs qualits juteuses, buvabilit dmesure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4618) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2015 On tap at Local Cantina, Grandview. Gold pour, white head, spotty stick. Aroma of apricot, orange, bread. Tastes are citrus, floral hops and honey, caramel, tropical fruit, resiny. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4261) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Golden color out of the keg with a short sticky white head. Big sweet citrus and tropical fruit hop nose. There is a lot of alcohol in this. Lots of candied grapefruit, mango, resin, and melted caramel. This is a big, sticky iipa.


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