RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew unleashes a beastly hop attack amid torrid tropical flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2010
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. Aromas of citrus and sweet fruit. Starts out with a sweet piney taste and ends nice and bitter with slight alcohol. An excellen IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2010
This beer pours hazy golden amber. The very small head consists of fine bubbles that linger for the duration of the whole beer. The aroma is of sweet floral hops. The taste starts with the hops, sharp and bitter. The taste of the hops lingers, there is some citrus in the aftertaste. The finish is almost sharp, but the syrupy character lingers. This is not as full bodied as I had expected it to be, making it a good beer for when you are looking to have one to three.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7399) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2010
12 ounce thanks to miketd. Pours golden orange with a nice pillow head. Lots of flavor in the first sip. Malt goodness. Strong Double IPA bitterness. Alcohol slightly present. Maybe the best Great Lakes Ive had, and Ive been a doubter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
355 ml bottle from jsprime. pours hazed orange with a off white head, nice lacing. aroma of hops, mostly tangerine, classic IIPA. the flavour is similar with the hops in the forefront. really hop forward and drinkable, the malt dont muddle up the hop explosion but rather play the appropriate supporting role. really nice stuff, thx jeff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy and hop. Taste again is very boozy, big alcohol and hop flavour. Not terribly sweet, more bitterness on the palate. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is a bit sweet with a lot of citrus hops. Flavor is sticky sweet with a bit of bitter hops in the finish. Bit bubbly in the carbonation. Kind of dull in the end though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Aroma:A pleasant mild orange and grapefruit aroma. I do hope for more aroma from a DIPA. Appearance:The beer has a a hazy golden amber. The head has fine bubbles that stick around a long time. Taste:At fist sip, the hops do hit you hard like a DIPA should. The hops taste more bitter and less fruity. Through the middle and aftertaste I do get a little orange flavor. The aftertaste is a little harsher than I like in a DIPA. The alcohol does stand out in the aftertaste. Palate:This beer is bit harsh, even considering the style. It has nice carbonation that lends to a dry sensation in the mouth. The alcohol warms the mouth nicely. Overall:This intensely hoppy, strong pale ale does hit the style pretty squarely, but theres something missing to make it a beer I want to come back for again and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Clear golden pour with white brim of a head. Right off the bat a vegetative aroma teamed with pungent sweet hot alcohol. Flavor changes very little, comes across as an overly sweet, grapefruity vegetable ridden hop bombish mess. Thought it might have been bad bottle, now can only hope it was a bed 4pack.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joet (2574) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Not much aroma, even as it warms. Nice bittering on the tongue. Not much in the way of aggressive hop aromas which define the style. Heavy feel and lots of residual sweetness, hallmark flaws of the style. Still an enjoyable beer that I would enjoy more than an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012 @Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Zack-12oz bottle-pours a white head and gold color. Aroma is herbal hops, wood, grain. Taste is herbal hops, wood, grain/sweet light malt. 3.4 121121-12oz bottle from Kent kept cool till consumed 4months after enjoy by date. A-pineapple/grassy. T-pineapple/herbal hops, sweet med malt. 3.7

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