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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of the MEPS series. An American Double India Pale Ale that packs a punch when it comes to hops. The aroma and flavors will give you citrus and pine with a slight malt sweetness that finishes dry.
Malts a blend of Canadian, German, Chile and United Kingdom malts
Hops Cascade, Citra, Columbus, Magnum and Hersbrucker

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber purchased from Whole Foods. I rated the IPA earlier and Im again surprised this is the 2nd rating for something I bought at WF. This beer has a really off aroma and taste- its the same (astringent?) taste I had on the IPA, but more or worse on this effort. Its clear and nicely filtered but man there is something really not enjoyable from what could be considered a Hop Monster of a beer. Hopefully they keep tweaking things and this beer raises to the Cali DIPA level.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (1197) - LA, California, USA - APR 26, 2017
From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of grapefruit rind, grains, citrus zest, straw hops. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, pale malt, straw hops, grapefruit rind, minerals,bitter herbs. Overall big, bold, a bit bitter but tasty for a bitter hop lover.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madchemist83 (272) - USA - APR 13, 2017
Bottle from 7/31/15. Aroma of belgian yeast with fruity alcohol scent. Pours amber and cloudy with dense white head that stays. Subtle hop bitterness blends with malt backbone. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1458) - ESTONIA - APR 5, 2017
Pours amber with a sparse foam head. Aroma actually more malty than I thought, still some hop resins and slight skunk going around too. Fresh and herbal. Taste is also herbal and intensely resiny. Good stuff actually but for me the balance was better for some of their lighter IPAs. Still a great beer and enjoying it a lot, nice hop fix!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1817) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - APR 4, 2017
Golden and clear with a soapy white foam. Aroma is floral with light tropical fruit. Hop bitterness is sharp but not acrid. Flavors of tangerine and grapefruit finishes quite dry and pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4985) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2017
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 Tap at Harhors Anniversary Event. The color is copper, the aroma fruity then floral while the taste is cleanly bitter but old school IPA. I preferred Breaking Buds fruity hoppiness. Taste is between 7 and 8.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bomber->Ocelot. Clear copper with huge offwhite head. A: wet hay, dank floral hops, caramel malt. Low. T: sharp caramel malt and floral hops, hay, moss. Eh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (476) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Clear golden pour with a ring of clingy white that laces. Pine foremost on the nose and flavor with grapefruit rind coming in the finish to add a bitterness Im not overly fond of. Finish is dry with lingering rind aftertaste. Starts okay, finish is too biting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2017
Pours hazy golden with a low white head and slightly oily lacings. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, grass, pine, kiwi. Taste is very fruity and somewhat bitter with light floral notes and some grassy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (3187) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2017
Pours hazy yellow with low white head Aromas hoppy of tropical fruits, resin, pine, caramel Taste has hoppy notes of tropical fruits, pine, resin, caramel

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (678) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Deep golden, slight haze with a big white head. Piney aroma with a bit of citrus. A little sweet and citrusy up front, nice balanced bitter finish. I find the 102 IBU hard to believe.


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