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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, Brewers 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Courtesy of THE douglas88, thanks again. The pour is clear copper with orange hues and micro thin off white head. The modest aroma has rich malt sweetness, pine hops, earthiness, floral hops and grapefruit hops. Overall the aroma is a bit timid in strength but does manage to deliver a nice array of aromatics. The taste is full and rich with solid grapefruit, pine, earthy, spicy and floral hops. Most hop variety notes seem to be accounted for here. I get a nice load of malt sweetness holding up the hops and allowing the whole thing to ride into the finish with a thin slick layer of lingering malt sweetness as well as fading hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
m4rest88 (389) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
I dont like IPAs so this probably wont be a good rating Pours with a clear amber hue, with no head Aroma is hoppy and weird Flavor is bitter all the way through and hoppy as hell! Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2009 bottle. pours with a bone colored head over a clear copper or bronze body. Aroma is dank, fruity, and orange hops with a slightly herbal and caramel back note. Taste is cleanly hop bitterness with light esters, caramel and herbal/pine C-hop notes.. Medium carbonation with a dryish mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22 oz. Pours a orange with a average white head . Aroma is lacking here mild floral maybe pine, lemon.skunky.Taste is bitter with no malt to back it up. its not balanced. And its not for hopheads.Not a imperial ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Balance is something this beer is lacking. There is too much bitter, not enough malt. It feels like it was just thrown together. Its not a bad beer, but I had higher expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8319) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours a medium caramel colour .. . medium average head .. . mouthfeel is pure, fantastic stuff, squeaky clean .. . pretty hopped up ... is there anyone here who didnt think she was talking about a goat??

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1433) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit, floral hops. Orange body with an average white head. The bitterness is high on this, and makes it a bit harsh on the palate. Needs some more malt backing to balance it out. Dry finish. Nothing special here, but somewhat interesting in its uniqueness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Poured into a tulip Pours a golden orange. 3 fingers of white head. Nose is weak, Little bit of floral hops and vegetables. Taste is bitter, no real big malt body as the description indicates. Slight breadiness, little bit of biscuit, and no real hop flavors, just bitterness.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
This is the 09 version. Aroma- Body Odor? Could be a mix of DMS and an earthy hop aroma. Appearance- Decent clarity, orange in color. Off-white, creamy head. Flavor- Wow, it even tastes a little like B.O. up front... off-putting at best. Crazy hop bitterness. Not a lot of sweetness, some tartness, and lots of bitterness. The hops come across as hot and spicy to me. Theres not very much malt to balance this hop bomb. Palate- Hot! mostly from hop bitterness, but the alcohol is hot also. Pretty dry. Overall Impression- Im pretty disapointed. The hop bitterness is humongous and overwhelming. There isnt a lot of body and no malt flavor to speak of. Im also not sure why it smells and tastes a little like Body odor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Really orange in the glass - virtually no head. First several tastes were pleasant and citrusy, decent balance of hops and bitter. As it warmed, it became overly bitter and syrupy (brother in law had a sip and likened it to chewing on freshly cut pine boards - no idea if hes actually done that, but hes spent enough time sawing pine that i wouldnt put it past him).


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