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RATINGS: 371   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours gold in color with white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hops. Taste is heavy citrus with extreme bitterness and some malty backbone. Big body and taste.


4
dnstone (3497) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Copper to golden color with white head. Piney resinous floral hop bouquet and flavor. Slight dankness. Notes: on tap at 595 Craft and Kitchen, Oct '17

3.7
mezr (153) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Golden orange with a moderate white head that quickly dissipates and laces the glass. Aroma is rather fruity with pine in the background. Aggressively bitter, lively on the palate. A little alcohol comes through.

4.5
Belgiandean (9) - - SEP 9, 2017 does not count
Very tasty and citrusy double IPA. Refreshing, strong taste (and high alcohol content) this is a beer with personality that is excellent on a warm day. ---Rated by Belgiandean

3.8
captivaboy (32) - Captiva, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Initial malt but quickly balanced by pine, mild resin and hops. Dry finish, not sweet and, unfortunately not floral. Very nice but not the wow factor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
nickel (1224) - UKRAINE - AUG 21, 2017
Aroma: tender mix of pine, grass, citrus and flowers Taste: sweet malt, citrus, notes of grapefruit and long lasting trail of grass. Well balanced and easy drinkable dipa. No hints of alcohol regardless it’s high ABV

3.9
japancottrer (17) - JAPAN - JUL 11, 2017
I hesitated ordering this so early in the evening because, at 9%, there might be regrets later in the evening. I also hesitated ordering a second for the same reasons. But with a DIPA as good as Hoptologist, you just have to escort caution out the door and drink like you're twenty years younger. Tarry pine is most pronounced on the nose, reminiscent of wreaths or snowy stands of evergreens; however, grapefruit and some toffee are also present. With the first sip, you notice more pine from all of the hops, and this lingers just long enough for a crisp, bitter finish. With a second and third sip, you notice browned butter too, as well as a chewy mouthfeel. You have to search for the citrus, but it's there, on the fourth and fifth sips. And as for the twelfth plus sips, regrets be damned! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Christpuncher (3191) - 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 (334) - 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 (1651) - 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 (6595) - 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.


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