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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wonderful big, rich, hoppy double IPA. Made with seven hops that start with "C": Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Challanger, Citra and Crystal!

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3.6
mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2013
bottle. pours deep murky orange with semi frothy head. aroma of sticky orange hops. taste is very sweet medium body dry hop finish

3.5
wilnatp (719) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Tap @ Dry Dock on 1/14. Pour is hazy. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Taste is bitter but not overwhelmingly so.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
On tap at Falling Rock. It pours a slightly hazy light copper-y gold with near white head of foam. The aroma is big with grapefruit, orange juice, orange peel, some grassiness, pine and a bit of cherry hard candy sweetness. Between some of these notes are snippets of resiny hop bitterness. The taste is pretty rich and vibrant with a mix of malt sweetened tangelo and grapefruit citrus hoppiness moving into a mango tropical fruit note approaching midway. It then picks up resiny pine sap like notes amid the citrusy goodness. Darn tasty rich IIPA that doesn’t push the limits of the style (which, to me, pushing the limits defines the style).

4.4
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Rich gold pour with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, grass, unripe stone fruit, tropical fruit. Flavors are nice a hoppy with a sweet tropical note. Great beer!

4.1
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled on 10/15/2012. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a light yellow gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet with a whole bunch of hops, citrusy, floral and piney. A medium bodied Double India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy, herbal, piney and grapefruity. Good carbonation. Nice balance. A very crisp and clean Double IPA. Nice balance between the malts and the hops. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.2
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours tiny hazy amberish golden with a small creamy goldenish white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with old bread, lemon zest, wood, orange zest, apricots, overripe grapes, moist soil and hints of silage, pine and alcohol. Taste is sweet and malty with old bread, peaches, green peas, apricots, moist wood, silage, cereal, moist soil, pine, pineapple and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, tiny watery and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with graoefruit juice, orange zest, pine, old bread, lemon zest and alcohol. Not fond of this at all.

4.8
HumlerHops (2) - - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
A truly amazing combination of flavors and aromas from the seven hop varieties blended in this delicious ale.

3.6
larsniclas (7285) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Sampled at SBWF12 Slightly hazy amber. Small white head. Sweet, malty caramellearoma. Very sweet flavour; toffee and caramelle. Medium bitterness and a slighty oily palate.

3.7
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
SBWF 2012. Deep golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty bready aroma, caramel, fruity, creamy, floral, toffee, pine, citrus, pineapple, pear, some apricot and raisins. Bitter finish with milk, hay, pineapple and some biscuits.

3.9
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours golden amber with thin white head and minimal lace. Nose is delightful with citrus honey and grass. Medium bodied and well balanced with immediate toast, light brown sugar, moving to a highly floral and citrusy hop. Imperceptible alcohol finishes this great double.


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