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RATINGS: 754   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
12 oz bottle a little past it’s prime, but still tasty! Poured a beautiful mix of dark yellow and orange... head was off-white, it stuck around and provided some soapy lacing...nose of citrus, resin, pine, grapefruit , caramel, dough...flavors were more malty than I would have expected with heavy pine and citrus notes...silky smooth mouthfeel, finish was a quick bitterness up front followed by a soothing sweetness. I really enjoyed it even if it was a little past it’s prime.


3.9
dwyerpg (6180) - 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.

3.5
willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Bottle from J’s. Pours a clear, deep gold with a small finger of head that dissipates almost instantly. Oranges, malt and caramel dominate the nose. Light on the palate, citrus and orange hardcandy. Caramel and booze. Finish is a little hot.

3.8
1pintatatime (162) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2016
Big aroma over a small white head. Taste is bursting with tropical flavor. Nice long finish. Very drinkable at 9%. Very good but not quite great.

3.1
obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Overripe orange, lemongrass, and ash nose, not strong. Cloudy orange, thick sticky yellow head. Sweet triple sec, vegetal, tangerine. Full body, easy carbonation, warm. A bit cloying.

3.9
bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2016
This is a great IPA. Pour is cloudy amber with a small head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with lite earth tones. A creamy beer hops to go around and a earthy but sweet finish that leaves you a little bitter !

4.1
Steverus0 (263) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Great looking, smelling, and tasting brew. In short, this is ideal for fans of Dogfish Head's seminal 90 Minute IPA but with a bent towards more tropical than resinous hops. Great for a hot summer afternoon ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
pearsonm40 (4) - - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
Really good beer. A great taste for an imperial IPA. Hoppy and citrus on the finish. Pours nice.

4
Darwenus (1134) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2016
This is a balanced but complex imperial IPA, and I really like it. It pours hazy orange, average head, with an aroma of caramel, booze, and big, dry, bitter hops. The flavor is sweet up front and then closes with a burst of hops and vapor on the back of the tongue. Finish is sweet again. Nice.

3.5
odinstyr (795) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Pours orange with a moderate white head. Smells of citrus and caramel. Taste is balanced bitter and sweet. Citrus, caramel and bread, bit of pine and hint of mango and pineapple.

3.5
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2016
On tap at Gordon Biersch @ DTW
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized, some lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrus and herbal. Flavor is fruity, caramel and pine resin <br Good. Solid iipa


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