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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Citrusy hops go head to head with resinous sage and juniper in a flavor battle royale.

Malt Pale, Crystal, Munich
Hops Millennium, Bravo, Amarillo, Centennial
Other Sage, Juniper Berries

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1745) - CANADA - MAR 21, 2017
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: herbal sage, juniper berries, resiny pine, caramel malt, citrus, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-full slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, dry building bitter and mildly warming finish. (4/5) Well, its certainly not refreshing, light, or crisp - but thats not to say it doesnt have its own attractions. Sage and juniper battle for first place, and both are clearly distinct from a resiny pine note - but all combine to provide a deeply dank overall character. Theres actually so much resiny spice that theres a bit of retronasal burn, and the citrus is a long way behind the more savoury notes. However, the dryness of the finish goes a long way towards preventing it from being heavy or ponderous. This would go great with turkey dinner, in fact. Interesting, well-made, and reasonably well-balanced for what it is. (15/20) 7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
55x11 (72) - - MAR 20, 2017
Aroma is resinous danky hops. Pine. Spicy aroma from sage and juniper. A touch more and it would be medicinal and offputting. Appearance is slightly hazy copper with eggshell foam. Quickly receding. Good lacing. Flavor is piney hops and moderate bitterness. Alcohol can be perceived with some slight residual sweetness from caramel malts. Overall a fairly dry finish for double IPA. Residual bitterness and sweetness merging nicely in aftertaste. No harshness or astringency. The spicy flavors from juniper and sage are complimented nicely by bitterness. Mouthfeel - medium full body. Moderate carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth. Overall this is a great imperial IPA. Very drinkable, fairly dry and the risky spicy additions pull it off beautifully. This is a Norwegian double IPA if Norway invented DIPA. Very interesting take. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19101) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 19, 2017
Gewrziger Antrunk, slich, Rosmarin. Erstaunlicherweise steigert sich dies noch deutlich vor dem Hopfen, harzig, harmonisch. Geringe Bitterkeit, vollmundig, extrem sffig. Fantastisch! 10/14/12/12//12

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (2033) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Deep copper with heavy lacing. Nose is dank, resinous hops and pine, with heavy caramel malts. Taste is dry and bitter. Flavors of resinous pine, with juniper prevalent over hops and sage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (7115) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12 oz. bottle from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Amber in color with just a little haze. A beige heads turns rocky. Pine and juniper aroma. First sip has the juniper dominating. It is dry, spicy, and earthy. Sage is also noted. This has a lot going on but manages it all quite nicely. The alcohol is hidden but can be felt. Towards the finish I got more sage. Pine was always there but never big, just kind of a back bone hop. I like this. It is tasty and very unique. Well brewed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5099) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose of juniper, along with citrus, pine, and floral hops. Medium body. Resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is juniper first and then the other hops. Finishes bitter with sage. Quite complex and good tasting. Drinks nicely and hides the 8%. I like it.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ads135 (4450) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Smells better than it tastes. Sage is difficult to balance in cooking, much less brewing. About as herby a beer as you can tolerably drink. Tried at the Omaha Extreme Beerfest in 2017.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3976) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, sage and caramel. Taste is sage, resins and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1549) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a hazy ruby red. Aroma of sage and hops. Taste is sweet with flavor of berry and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2394) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI via Plum Market. Medium amber. Active carbonation. Sweet herbal citrus aroma. Medium body. Sharp. Real vegetable in the background. Long honey resin finish.


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