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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Issue a small craft advisory: this South Bay Bessie-inspired brew unleashes a beastly hop attack amid torrid tropical flavors.

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3.8
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2010
pours amber with a thin white head and nice lacing. cheese and peach aroma. lush, wet mouthfeel. grapefruit and cheddar taste. full malty finish. well balanced 2IPA, not just another hop bomb.

4
nuplastikk (6313) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2010
12oz bottle. Orange-brown color with a big steady, off-white head. Lots of astringent hops in the aroma. There is a solid hop backbone, but I feel this a more malt centered than most IIPAs. Sweet and rich, it doesn’t exactly hide it’s big alcohol. Dry, with some resiny tones, but never comes across as sticky or sugary. Well crafted, solid, balanced IIPA.

3.8
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Hazy orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma was hops-pine, sweet, plus some fruits and spice. Taste is hops, spicy, alcohol, sweet. Aftertaste is fruity, sticky. A little bitterness at the end. Foam clung to the sides of the glass.

4.2
arkurzynski (2446) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Amber in color with dissipating head. Light lacing. Strong pine aroma, dried apricots and other fruits. Quick caramel malt that are drown by grapefruit bitterness. Good mouthfeel and a nice residual bitterness and alcohol finish. Very good.

3.6
italianjohn (3163) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Orange pour hazy little golden .... light tan head ... light aroma of sweet caramel and citrus hops ..... taste of sweet caramel malt and some citrus hops with more bitter and dry hops .... a little boozy with a bitter dry hop finish .... not impressed

4.1
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.

3.3
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.

3.8
drfabulous (8105) - 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 I’ve had, and I’ve been a doubter.

4
barncatmatt (2286) - 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!

3.4
cfrancis (3474) - 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.


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