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RATINGS: 934   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It doesnt take a genius to kno w quality West Coast IPAs require a stupid amount of hops. A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four CsCascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbusbrings forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and a brawny, persistent bitterness that makes for a highly intelligent brew.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle: Poured a yellowing orange with off white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is more of the same with a citrus and hops, but also is balanced with malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8941) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bomber much needed after a footbalm. Bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a cloudy orange color with a very large white head. The aroma is sweet oranges and some biscuit. A very nice IPA dominated by sweet marmalade, huge oranges and lemon, very light bitterness. Extremely smooth. Light herbal tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (4526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Cloudy amber-orange body. Large offwhite head. Decent retention and lacing. S: Grapefruit bitterness is dominant. Some floral and pine notes complement it well. Slight malt backbone shines through. Slight alcohol presence as well. T: Massive grapefruit taste. Larger than expected out of a standard IPA. Plenty of pine bitterness. Balanced some by a nice malt backbone that knows its job is to not get in the way of the hops. Nice bitter finish. M: Smooth, medium body. Crisp, dry finish. O: Solid, large IPA. I was impressed and was glad my friends and I were able to grab the last three bottles before they ran out at the unveiling in Philly.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6184) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Tangerine, pineapple, rosehip, and grapefruit bouquet. Clear amber, medium yellow lacing head. Full bodied and somewhat resinous. Overripe orange and grapefruit peel. Finishes with crackers and grapefruit peel. Hyper-hopped, but the maltiness is big as well. The multiple varieties of hops really come through more in the aroma than the flavor. Good job.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2011
35,5 cl bottle @ Golden Garden, Hiroshima. BBE 01.10.2011 (02/2012 on the sticker). Rated on 13.09.2011
Sweet and sugary aroma with exotic fruits and some resin. Flavour is sweet with fruits and some resin. Lots of hops. Once again too sweet DIPA, but the fruity hops are nice though.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2011
on draft at iron abbey. Hops hops hops. Very bitter but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mezr (121) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle, it has a fresh pine scent. The medium head dissipates slowly and leaves light lacing on the glass. Not quite golden and not quite amber ... its color is somewhere in between, and very clear. Taste is medium bitter, and its texture is a bit more thick than I would expect from a DIPA. The finish is long and complex. Overall its not a "great" beer, but its certainly an enjoyable one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 17, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours orange with a big fluffy head which paints the inside white with lacing. Aroma is hoppy with a zest of orange peel. Flavor taste like orange marmalade. There is a slight delay and then BAM the bitterness hits. Just like when you take a bite out of a red chili pepper and you wait those few seconds before the burn hits. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Good DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2015 Keg at Yard House Miami Beach, Florida, USA. A straw coloured pour with a decent off white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, tropical fruit. Decent DIPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (6407) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2011
355ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange colour. The nose has sultanas with an earthy, malty background, The taste has initially some grapes going into apricots, then earthiness and spice - parsnip and beetroot come to mind. The palate is medium in structure, which continues through the texture and an extremely bitter finish. Overall, great for the hop-heads, but slightly too bitter for me to want more than one. Its got a lot of taste going on, but that doesnt mean its very tasty.


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