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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 102   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.8
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2012
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent light copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a film. The aroma is big and bold with oranges, clementines and grapefruit. The flavor is not nearly as citrusy as the nose would suggest, there is a good dose of pine in the forefront, with moderate oranges and grapefruit filling in the back end. The malt base was unremarkable from a flavor standpoint. Palate is full and silky with lively carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering bitter grapefruit and pine. Overall: The nose is first-rate, but the piney aspect of the flavor did not really grab me. The bitterness comes across as a bit harsh, that aside its a nice little DIPA.


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Christpuncher (3108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2017
bomber pour in myrtle beah condo. super piney flavors and aroma. super hoppy but balanced off with the malt. this is jujst tasty on a hot day. really good.

3.9
bigcat03 (316) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle in a tulip glass. Pours golden with a thick white head. Aroma is floral, lemon, grapefruit, and a tiny bit of malt. Initial taste is pine resin, floral hops, lemon, and a bit of booze. Bitter but not overpowering. Aftertaste lingers and is resiny but not unpleasantly bitter. Body is medium and carbonation is lively. When I see DIPA I always worry it will be a bitter bomb. This has character without absolutely obliterating you with hops.

3.4
geologyguy (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Great floral hops smell, very bold floral hops taste...smooth and not too bitter! Good complexity and a bitter sweetness on finish...some light pepperyness

3.8
obguthr (6295) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Mango, lillies, and pine nose. Clear amber, medium head, good lacing. Dry mango, then lillies. Medium body moderate carbonation.

4.2
Maryannw (15) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Light amber; slightly cloudy; light carbonation. Crisp fresh aroma. Very balanced and crisp for being 102 IBU and 9% alcohol! Fresh, crisp, and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2017
pours golden with white fluffy head. the aroma is grapefruit, citrus, some straw, and hay. slightly alittle grassy/earthy. The flavor is grapefruit, earthy, grassy, pungent resin, and pine throughout not much in regards to malt flavor other than slightly abit of caramel. body is medium hides the 9 percent well, but really no depth in flavor. bitterness has a bite more a the end. overall decent but does not really set it self apart from the world of DIPA’s today.

3.6
DenverLogan (1211) - 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
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
jinroh (1524) - 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 IPA’s. Still a great beer and enjoying it a lot, nice hop fix!

4.1
kathouse (1874) - 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.


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