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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brewed with 195 pounds of Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops, this hopped-out beast had hops added at every point; mash tun, first wort, kettle, and dry hop. Huge spicy and citrus hop aroma, flavor and deep bitterness with an alcoholic bites. I see it in your eyes, take one drink and die, the only thing you see, you know its gonna be, The Ace Of Spades! 9.2% ABV 21.5 Deg Plato 100+ IBU

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Pours a clear copper with a fluffy off white head. Lemon balm, grapefruit and caramel aroma. The flavors are very complex. Cinnamon and spice, cherries, and citrus fruit finishing with a semi-dry malt finish. Incredibly soft mouth feel and very easy to drink. A deliciously unique double IPA!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (3257) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 24, 2017
0,65 l bottle golden, clear, frothy, white foam, spruce, pine, some fruits, medium sweetness, very bitter, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5115) - BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2017
Bomber from Fontana in Sint-Niklaas. Only after purchasing, having become enthusiastic over the fact that my local bottle shop is carefully beginning to venture into American craft, did I read that this was bottled three years ago - way too old for an American style DIPA of course, but anyway. Irregular, moussy, snow white head, retaining well on the edge but quickly dissipating in the middle, over a lightly hazy old gold coloured beer with warm light orangey tinge, turning to a cloudy, more ochre-hued peach with sediment. Aroma must have faded after all this time but, much to my surprise, still smells relatively fresh, with only a subtle amount of cardboard- and slightly cooked chicken-like oxidation; otherwise this still smells like any decent DIPA: grapefruit peel, cheese crackers (age has something to do with this but it comes out quite pleasant actually), biscuit, dried mango, barbecue spices, fresh wormwood, gin, parsley, pine resin, old dried lemon zest, olive oil, amaro, egg yolk. Clean but lively fruitiness in the onset, hints of starfruit, tangerine, green olive and some light mango, subdued sweetishness with equally subdued sourishness, minerally side notes here and there, softish but adequate carbonation, supple and oily mouthfeel. Hop stings are noticeable from the start. Biscuity and lightly cookie-like malt body, a tad toasted in the end but very softly so, making room for a wave of uncompromizing, spicy, very pungent hop bitterness, coating the back of the mouth and the throat, grapefruity, piney and tonic water-like, with some of the pine and citrus peel aromas rising up retronasally and a resinous effect clinging to the teeth, before being tied together - rather than interrupted - by an afterglow of gin-like alcohol which carries the dry, miles long, resinous hop bitterness and traces of the biscuity malt softness downwards. There is no doubt that the bouquet of this beer was a lot more fragrant and lush when it was young so it is unfortunate I stumbled upon this older bottle, but the flavor as such has held up remarkably well; oxidation is there of course, but limitedly so, and the hop bitterness is as vigorous as it must have been in young condition. I think the aroma, obviously the most delicate component of any new IPA, is the only thing that suffered a bit, but I suspect this bomber has been kept in good conditions and this is still a very enjoyable, bold and exemplary, if not delicious example of the style. Glad I bought it, all things considered.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (2125) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Appearance: Medium hazy bright copper. Finger of white foam. Nose: Strong notes of tropical fruit. Touch bitterness. Light sweetness Taste: Juicy mango, pineapple and bit bitter. A touch of tartness. Body: Medium to lighter and lively Parting thoughts: A very strong tropical fruit hop bomb. Very impressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Draught. Nice hop kick to this, though the draught I had seemed to have passed its peak freshness, as I found it to lack the great hop bite youd get with a fresher one. OK, but didnt overwhelm me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6318) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Pours clear copper with a white head. The aroma has sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit and very heavy on the pineapple. It has a full rich body with soft carbonation. The taste has a nice balance of big tropical hops and sweet candy malt. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1421) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, orange, tropical fruit, pine, hops and citrus.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque amber/orange beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. A large amount of hops, added at every point of brewing, gives this beer a huge hop aroma and flavour. Really unique and refreshing to have such intense hop flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teamsale (270) - Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2016
On tap. Pours a cloudy gold beige with a thin eggshell head and decent lacing. Smells and tastes heavily of fruit, especially apple and apricot. Leaves a pleasant aftertaste. Nice bitterness, not to much but it doesnt leave you longing for more either. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (8129) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2016
Bottle. It pours hazy golden with a creamy white head. The aroma is peachy hoppy and piney. Sweet malty notes. The flavor is peaches and oranges with malty biscuit notes. First class old school DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (3033) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
Sample from shared bottle @ De Molen, thanks Menno & John. Hazy golden yellow color. White head. Aromas: citrus, hops. Retronasal its more resinous, citrussy, bitter. Flavor is moderate to full bitter with light sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes with resin, herbal, moderate bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arone12 (928) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours a orangish yellow color with a strong hoppy aroma. Pine and citrus flavors throughout. Slightly dry finish. Piney finish. Reminds me of the olympic national park.


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