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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Every aspect of this IPA is amplified – from the upfront hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body. Slipknot features a big Northwest hop aroma and robust bitterness balanced with a full malt body. Cascade, Crystal, Brewer’s Gold, and Cluster hops deliver pungent scents of citrus and pine. Extensive dry-hopping enhances this character with flavors to match. Northwest 2 Row Pale, Crystal and Rye malts add a rich spicy malt character. This full bodied IPA pours a rich golden-orange hue that glows like the late winter sun.

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3.9
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Hazy amber color; medium sized creamy head. Nice malt and hop aroma, balanced. Caramel flavor, and malt, strong and quite sweet, with toffee and an impression of liquorice; strong bitterness; now the hop carries evident resins. The final is powerful yet balanced. Maybe it lost in hop freshness, but there is good balance in this (bold) brew.
Unfortunately, another bottle that I spoiled, keeping it too long (since Oct ’09), waiting to share it...

4
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Tap @ Parkway. Clear amber pour with a short white head leaving a moderate lace. Orange nose, medium heavy body with a toasty malt sweetness. Strong bitter citrus hop middle and finish, ending with a more resinous hop flavor. Medium, fine carbonation. If you like IPAs and want an IIPA with all the hoppiness of an IPA, then you’ll like this FS offering.

3.4
daleharshman (1073) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bomber from Pacific Liquor in North Park ($4.99). Pours a clear orange-amber hue with one finger of white-ish foam that quickly dissipates. Aroma of sweet malts, weak sweet citric hoppy notes, and a hint of booze. Flavor also of sweet caramel and only a very mild hop presence with notes of tea and citrus and no bitterness. More sweet caramel in the finish. I’ve sat on this for several months, so maybe the hops have mellowed out a lot. This comes across as a slightly hoppy amber ale or a weak barley wine, but definitely not a DIPA. (293, 404)

3.3
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bomber. Reddish orange in appearance with a thin layer of resinous head and nice lacing patterns around the glass. The aroma is mostly caramel, hops resin and dried mango. The taste starts with sour ruby red grapefruit and toasted malt flavors along with herbal hops, oranges, caramel and alcohol toward the end. The mouthfeel is slightly syrupy with medium carbonation and an astringent, citrusy finish. Being that this bottle is at least 7 months old, it’s not surprising the hops have faded a bit. At this point, the sour citrus and caramel malt dominate the overall flavor. Not bad but probably better fresh.

2.9
jb43 (1695) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
(bottle, sampled 3/4/10). Clear light copper color. Medium off white head. Earthy/grassy hop aroma. Spicy hop flavor. Avg duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.8
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Cloudy golden with a medium sized off white head. Aroma had tangerine, grapefruits, hops and peach. Flavor was very dry with plenty of hops that gave notes of tangerine, peach, grapefruit, pine and lemons. finished bone dry and very bitter. I liked it for it’s very exotic fruitiness and cause it was dry and bitter. Nice one.

4.1
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Poured a hazy golden-orange with a large head which dissapated into a lining of white foam. Lacing was nice and lasting. Nose was citrus - especially orange, as well as biscuity honey malt background. Taste was a very nice blend of hop bitterness and caramel sweetness with some piney, grassy and alcohol notes. Finish was crisp and clean and slightly (but pleasantly) bitter. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation. This was a very refreshing brew for a warm day and one I wish I had more access to.

3.7
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2010
22 Oz. Pours a hazed orange amber color with big solid head. Aroma is very piney hops with hints of resin, grapfruit, bread, and slight toast. Flavor is intensely bitter upfront balanced by light tasting but sturdy malt balance. Finish is crisp yet a stinging bitterness clings to the mouth but besides that the palate of this medium to heavy bodied bear is very good. Overall a very tasty Imperial IPA for a dollar or two cheaper than the next.

3.6
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Shipped to me my wife from a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a small orange-white head that produced good lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy pine and grapefruit. The flavor was bitter and tart with moderate notes of pine, grapefruit and lemon and light sour nutty malts and caramel. The finish was long, tangy, tart and hoppy. Fairly full bodied. Nice.

3.5
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Mostly clear orange, foamy beige head. Aroma- pine and orange rind. taste is more bitter than sweet but not much. Good smooth texture.


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