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RATINGS: 1649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
12oz bottle from Marthas Vineyard. Love the label! Good colour and head on this one. The aroma is full hop and malty in balance. So too is the palate. This is a very well structured beer with all the hallmarks of excellent craft...and yet (to nitpick) it somehow falls slightly short of perfection. Maybe its the fact I had this in the same session as a Bells Hopslam. Thats a hard beer to stand out from. Regardless, this is a great IIPA and one Id be happy to consume regularly if it were available.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney nose. Flavor is sweet, grapefruit and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Since I moved to the midwest, Founders and Bells have been competing for my vote as "the" premium accessible beer in my world. This brew may have tipped the scales in favor of Founders. The first word that comes to mind is "explosive". It is bottled violence. Poured a wild nuclear orange, very cloudy and with almost zero head. Brew is VERY hoppy and, as with most Founders, very well-balanced. Id have to drink them side by side to be sure, but off-hand I think this one gets the nod over Bells Hopslam by a nose.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (3061) - Husum, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Flaske: God humleduft p en orange klar l. Smagen er faktisk ikke s fantastisk. Meget klar citrus humle men ikke s overvldende som forventet. Mangler lige det sidste. Mske er det turen over atlanten.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5591) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Pours a hazy golden color and a not particularly impressive white head. Nose is rather loaded with the flowery hops; it is a heavy nose with more than one flavor thrown into the mix. The beer itself is mostly bitter, with a load of hops, but not too many. It didnt really go too far.And with DIPAs that is very often a good thing. Many other flavors mixed in along with some sweet notes (citric and caramely). Body is light enough to drink, but heavy enough to feel in your mouth.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Cloudy golden/amber - small white head. Pine apples, grape fruits, high hoppy, piney, resin, fruity, flowery, bitterness, light sweetness, toasted, caramel, nice malty. Lasting bitter finish. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2009 Bottle at home. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grass and grape fruits. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and caramel with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10433) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Aroma had loads of hops, pine and grapefruit and floral notes. Flavour had loads of hops iwth malty, caramel, pine, pine and grapefruits. Finished very dry and dusty. Hop burn toward the end. Finished very bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14324) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Hazy ripe peach color with a bubbly, creamy white head. Lots of floral and citric aroma. Medium body, or slightly less, with quite creamy carbonation. Flavor is burning [citrus?] hop. I think theres a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. Its really fresh. Some resin comes out. Its smooth. Its bitter. Its very, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomspalla (9) - Orange Beach, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009 does not count
One opf the best double IPAs Ive ever had. I highly recommend you pick this up if you see it!


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