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RATINGS: 740   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2010
12 oz. bottle 2010. Golden/straw pour with foamy white head. Nice lace. Pine, citrus, grass, and alcohol on the nose. Big pine resin bite on the initial taste, smooth alcohol burn, and then a bitter finish. Some malt sweetness is showing up as well. Medium/full mouth-feel, a little chewy. Nice beer. Very approachable and possibly dangerous due to the drinkability and the 9.1% abv.


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sudzluvin (14) - haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2017
nice golden color and head remains well after pouring...aroma mild pineapple nothing special. taste nice hoppy tropical fruit a bit sweet..may not suit everyone but went great with indian food.

3.8
katrinaez (2175) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 Pours a caramel color with a matching burnt caramel taste, extremely smooth for a 9+ abv, well done, tap.

3.2
ffaoe (874) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2017
malty, faint hop aromas. gold in color with huge long lasting head. taste is of medium caramel malts, pine, faint resin

3.3
balloonbuffoon (528) - - SEP 12, 2017
12floz bottle, BBD: 09.10.2017, $3, pint glass. Amber colored DIPA with a sweet nose, and full-bodied with resin and plum flavors. Finishes with boozy heat. There is a maltiness to counter balance the hop bitterness. Some things are are right, then some things seem boring about this beer. In summary it is a mediocre DIPA/IPA for me.

3.5
nearbeer (5557) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12 oz. bottle bb 09/15/2017. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a crunchy disc of foam. Nose is caramel, toast, resin and toasted maize. Tastes of pineapple, resin, caramel and a bit of resinous herb and garlic powder on the finish. Medium bodied with smooth medium fizz and a decent balance.

4.8
lanastasis (8) - St. Marys, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2017 does not count
Absolutely amazing, tasty beer. Robusta hops but finishes very smooth with a subtle sweet aftertaste.

4.2
Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2017
The aroma is malty and hoppy. Hints of sweetness and some citrus hops. Pours a golden orange with big white head mostly lasting, slightly cloudy and excellent lacing. The taste is a medium bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!

3.8
brigg (704) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2017
(Bottle) Clear reddish-orange body with a medium-thick off-white head and lots of lace. Fruity aroma; orange, berries, spiced, hops. Full bodied. Flavor is sweet with a bitter finish with warm alcohol; caramel; orange, pineapple; spiced; resin.

4.4
beern (173) - Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Pours light golden and translucent with a white head. Tastes of sweet hops and a little alcohol with a moderately bitter finish. It’s clear, yet medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. A big, savory IPA.

3.9
dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 4, 2017
This is just a bit too sweet, which in turn let’s the alcohol come through. Not a favorite of the style for me.


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