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98
style
RATINGS: 1609   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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3.5
TBone (18560) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottled 0,355 l (Beer Hunters)
Clear orange-amber color, small white head. Very ryeish, American hoppy aroma, a bit lemony too. Mellow mouthfeel. Good pale malty backbone. Flavor has rye, citrus and some pineapple. Alcohol and bitterness pick up in the aftertaste. Excellent drinkability.

4
jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s RBSG 2010. Pours a clear orange/apricot in the glass. Nose is strong tropical fruit and very floral hops. Taste is very sweet, well balanced hops and tons of fruit. I think I detect mango and berries.

3
FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 1, 2011
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
6+ Absurdly sweet biscuity aroma, with monstrous amounts of fruity hops. Very dusty too. No subtlety to be seen anywhere.
3 Rich orange, a touch hazy, and with a large head which settles to a big pile of scum.
6- Soapy and biscuity flapjacky retronasals. Soap all over the taste too. Some gentle roast to the biscuitiness, but dominated by sweetness, and poorly-integrated over-done fruity hops.
3 Slick sweet palate, pleasant carbonation. Immediate finish again soapy, but the late finish is OK, with decent bitterness helping keep the caramel and biscuits at bay.
12 Does cover the alcohol quite well, but at the cost of being excessively sweet. Started of not likeing it, and lost interest in it very quickly. This is one I could tick from 50ml, but alas had to have all 355mls of it, as the brewer certainly doesn’t deserve to be disrespected for catering to a market that likes mindless sugar and hop combos.

3.6
yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. An almost clear one, slightly pale golden, and topped by a small, off-white head. Citrus-peel, pine cones and some peach hints in the aroma, leaving very little room for maltyness. The flavor has some pale malts and sweetness, feeling almost sugary, but then there’s enough hops to make bitterness the dominant flavor. Full-bodied and slightly warming in the mouth, finishing mostly bitter. Overall, a bit on the sweet side, and lacking on complexity, but still a very nice beer. 110107

4.4
Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle @ Sorbon Bromma, July 31 2011. Clear yellow color, small white head. Slightly lacing. Great fruity, bitter and hoppy smell. Fantastic taste: bitterness, hops, little grassy, fruits and grapefruit. Very good firm carbo that suits the beer and a very nice full body.

3.9
brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
A: A standard golden color with perhaps a hint of orange and a fluffy white head. S: The grapefruit and lemon rind hops, along with a burst of pine and pineapple, make this one a real pleasure to sniff. T: A moderate bitterness on the palate followed by some really juicy fruits. The grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple flavors are quite fresh and delicious. M: Medium in body with a pleasantly tingly carbonation and a lasting bitterness. D: I never would have known this was almost 9.5%. Really easy to drink and incredibly flavorful without any perceivable alcohol.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16544) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours hazy yellow with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is packed with fresh hops. Citrus, floral and grapefruit. Centennial for sure. Smooth and soft palate. Fine malty balance with a bit of caramel. Bitter, crisp and dry. Dangerously quaffable!

4.1
djd07 (16298) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a small white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is floral hops and citrus. Thin mouthfeel with a fruity hop flavor and sweet malt with light bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol very well, a very impressive IIPA from Founders.

3.5
Scopey (16271) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
On tap at the Blind Tiger Alehouse, NYC. It pours hazy straw yellow with a very thin white head and sharp carbonation. The nose is pineapple, mango, apricot, orange, blackberry and hay. The taste is zesty orange, mango, pineapple, hay, grass and resin, with a long dry finish. A good IIPA, which for me lacks the depth of flavour to make it a great IIPA.

4.1
bhensonb (15969) - 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 there’s a malt backbone. The edges of my tongue get a tingly burn. It’s really fresh. Some resin comes out. It’s smooth. It’s bitter. It’s very, very good.


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