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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named after the US Born Japanese Sumo Grand Champion: Pale, Crystal, Munich and Carastan malts. Sorachi Ace hops used throughout.

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2.9
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2016
On tap at the Elysian near Pike’s Place. Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Smells of bad cheese. Medium bodied, sweet malt, a bit cheesy, funk, a touch of malt, soft old pineapple. Slow malt, weird bitterness into the finish

2.8
beastiefan2k (3981) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2016
Tap at Elysian. So, I want my DIPA to be hoppy, surprisingly Elysian doesn’t agree. Super dusty, stale maltiness. Yuck.

3.8
andrewje41 (3891) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Draft pour at Brouwers, listed at 8.9% Stop #4 of my on foot Seattle crawl. Yet I havent hit a place that is new to me yet. Yet. Pours a cloudy orange copper with a thick foam head. Fruity aroma that reminded me of kiwi. Unique for sure. Flavor is modest hops, sweet fruit, and a dry side finish. Semi juicy. Easy drinking, with no offensive elements. Enjoyable for sure.

1.8
cheap (5861) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
On tap at mad mex. From the start this stuff smells like mild volatile sweet perfume, The smell makes me think it is strong and it is. Comes across initially like a american wahnnah be barelywaine. A little rude and uncivilized I’d say. The color is somewhat hazy pale yellah. Strong. Somewhat cloying at times fer sure. Very little co2. A littel difficult during the session, does not hide alky well.

3.6
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2013
growler from Let’s Pour. orange amber pour, sweet malty backbone, grapefruity, coconut, sweet tropical fruitiness. syrupy booziness. fuller mouthfeel. Nice

4
ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Growler from Super Deli Mart. Pours bright orange copper with medium off white head that laces well. Aroma is sugary coconut pale malt with aromatic fresh hop notes. Taste is sweet, syrupy rich caramel malt followed by big floral earthy grassy hops, finishes bitter. Quite boozy, easily seems bigger than 8.8%. Very interesting to see something new in the DIPA world... the nutty malt and floral hops are a really cool and unique combo. Never even heard of this beer before, hope Elysian makes more!

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Tap at Max’s. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coconut, citrus, and papaya, biscuit and straw malt. Flavor is moderate hops and heavy bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
rumproasts (5359) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Deep golden with small head. Really interesting piney and spicy hops. Is that sorachi ace? In any case, very delicious.

3
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4oz sample at Max’s Hop Fest 2013. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is big and piney, grapefruit, malt, lemon. Flavor is all pine, cleaning solution, pine cones. Just tons of pine and spruce.

3.6
Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tap at pizzeria paradiso dupont circle august 2013 Pours ligbtly hazy dark orange with a small soapy white head. Nose is wierd vanilla almost oaky tones lemon scented cleaner like mr clean but that is what tbe hop does. It creates crazy notes. Flavors are big vanilla lemon cleaner and lite piney bitterness. Finish is somewhat short lingering lemon and lite bitterness. I’m not a fan of this hop however the vanilla notes in tbis beer are interesting. Never had tbat before in a sa hopped beer.


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