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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This was a limited run that quickly gathered a cult following of depraved devotees. So much so that we had to start making it all year long. Big flavor. Makes other beers taste like tap water. Beer Geek Note: We started using Warrior hops in this brew in place of Chinook.

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3.7
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2014
On tap; poured a dark orange color with a smallish head. Aroma of orange, candi sugar, and fruit sugar. Easy to drink. Some nice sugar qualities. Some fruit juice and honeysuckle qualities. Good stuff

4
Travlr (24781) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at the source, new location. Hazy golden amber color, fluffy white head, lacey lacing (what else would the lacing look like? but that’s what my notes say, so it must have meant something to me at the time). Aroma of fruity pine. Taste has pine resin and bitter fruit. Nice body. Solid.

2.4
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Guess Who?, Bentonville. Slightly hazy deep orange pour with a large frothy white head. Pretty much a bunch of caramel-slathered cardboard on the nose. Not a great start. Flavors are pretty subdued. Malt-forward. Loads of caramel with a bit of hot peach fruit leather. More stale cardboard. Pretty boozy, somewhat oily. Not good.

3.5
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2014
5/3/2014. On tap at the brewery. Amber color with a white head. Pine and caramel aromas with hints of hops. A pronounced alcohol burn, but no overwhelming. Caramel flavors with a nice malt backbone.

3.9
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
As a double IPA, this is really great if you like this style. Very flowery smell. Almost over powering taste of hops. (thats a good thing!) Very nice light amber color and had a nice thick foamy head that held the entire time I drank it. Nice job!!

3.2
Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12oz bottle 12/9/13 (Crown Plaza-LIT)-Pours a copperish amber with a decent off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops and malt. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Hides the ABV very well.

3.8
CervezaCabeza (48) - Le Mans, FRANCE - NOV 19, 2013
One of my favorite double IPAs. Nicely balanced, aggressive ABV and hops without being over powering or compromising the citrus notes!

3.1
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 19, ’12 Poured on draft into a pint glass at The Bulldog, Jackson, MS. A: Piney, floral hops with a hint of sweetness from a honey type notes. Mostly floral/citrus type notes that are expected in an IPA. A: Pours a deep gold with a large dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass. T: Malty and a bit sweet. Strong caramel notes, some toffee, hints of honey-like sweetness. Hops are definitely there for bittering, but seem to just balance the malts. Citrus rind and maybe some pine. I was expecting a bit more complexity, it just seems like the hops don’t live up to the aroma. P: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. O: NO WAY this is a DIPA. Very drinkable and enjoyable, but NOT a DIPA.

4.3
onceblind (9664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Clear copperish gold with a persistent foamy white head. Nose is dank and earthy hoppy with a funky bitter pine/floral/grapefruit resin nose, also with a citrusy caramelly backbone. The flavor is full and wonderful with lots of unbitter grapefruit sweetness, some caramel, and resiny bitterness with some floral undertones. Ends a bit leafy and floral with a lovely resin aftertaste.

2.4
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, grass, and brown sugar. Light fruity esters, mild citrus, some grain, and cardboard. Flavor is bitter grain husk, some pine, and grass. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. A bit of a fruit ester note, cardboard, and a hint of citrus.


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