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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Nelson Sauvin is an incredibly aggressive hop and this beer harnesses that to put the beat down. Will you tap out before finishing the pint?

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1983) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Bomber. Clear gold. Nose is slightly dank with some garlic and pine. Medium high body. Dry biscuity malt base with dank and garlicky hops, with some light grapefruit and pine.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7442) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to wchesser! Pours hazy butterscotch, medium off-white head, dissipates fairly quickly to some residual and lacing. Aroma is initially pretty green onion and garlic forward. After breathing a bit the tropical and slightly dank notes come out. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, juicy and dank, not harsh and not hot, which are two plusses. Hints of onion remain. Medium body, slick mouthfeel. Hugely crushable DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1610) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Ohhhhhhhhh que cette bire me plat! En plein le genre de IPA impriale que je bourdais chaque jour. Ds la capsule saute, des armes de pipi-de-chat mi vineux mi ammoniaqus envahissent la pice. Mon ballon emplit de ce liquide orang et mousseux me charme avec ces magnifiques promesses dexotisme dAsie du sud est. Corps absolument irrprochable o la bulle valse main dans la main avec un sucre rsiduel trs lger pour une bire qui frle les 10% dalcool. Jamais sirupeuse, lgre comme une plume, je suis transport par ces intelligentes saveurs de raisin vert, de houblons fruits et de mandarine. Amertume parfaitement balance, je partage avec mes amis un magnifique moment.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1561) - - OCT 22, 2016
Bomber. Tropical fruit hop aroma with grapefruit citrus and a little bit of pine resiny hop notes. Pours clear golden colored with a large white head that has excellent retention and and some lacing. Starts with juicy tropical fruit hop flavors with a little bit of grapefruity hop citrus. Finishes dry with grapefruit acidity and flavor as well as a little bit of pine resiny hop bitterness at the very end. Nice IPA, not too bitter, well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (5300) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
(En ft au Falling Rock Tap House): Belle robe ambre protine infuse au th noir, pche et orange. Belle rondeur signe La Cumbre.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CObiased (403) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bomber - the appearance is a clear golden yellow with a med to thin off white head that coats my crystal IPA glass. The aroma is completely hop centric- tangerine, fresh orange zest, mild tropical notes and a whiff of pine. Huge hop favor with heavy citrus, pine resin, peach, a hint of bitter grassiness and some nougat type flavor. Long lasting hop finish. Outstanding DIPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3357) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bomber from Stacys Wine & Liquor. I can smell the hops upon simply opening the cap. This beer pours a deep orange with a rather clear body and a long lasting white head. In the glass, the beer is very aromatic with hints like pine and herb. Palate is medium dense. This is brutally bitter in the mouth, but with some rich hop flavor to back it up. A good dose of crystal malt gives some sweetness for balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Sampled September 2014
A steady pour into my teku glass produces a three finger thick, light brown colored head. The beer is a bright copper color that shows a clear, rich golden hue when held up to the light. the aroma has a spicy tropical fruit note to it up front with a dank, herbal edge; peppery guava, nettle leaning lychee, bright papaya, ample gooseberry notes, ripe kumquat zest, amped up tangelo zest, greenly herbal pine notes, and just a hugely funky, spicy, tropical fruit note that I just cant properly put words too are all quite noticeable. There is no hint of distinguishable malt character in the aroma, it all just supports the dominant hop character.

The beer has a viscosity to it that lingers a bit on the palate before being wiped clean from a biting bitterness that has an astringent hop edge to it. The beer is quite quaffable though, and is about what I look for in a Double IPA. Hugely expressive hop notes provide an up front explosion of guava, woody mango, peppery gooseberry, perhaps some nettle notes, and a definite woody character that suggests at pine and "hemp". The malt character plays a purely supporting role here, there is a certain soft, round (suggesting of sweet malt) quality that accentuates the hop fruit character and there is perhaps a hint of caramelized grain and English biscuit like flavors that come through in the finish. At times there is a touch of warming alcohol that comes through, though this stays well restrained most times.

This is a really nice Double IPA; quite quaffable, with a pure hop focus that has a huge fruit character balanced by spicy, herbal, bitter, and dank hop character.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5316) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2015
On draft at GABF 2014. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a white head. Nose is some caramel, some orange, some grapes, and some tropical fruit with bits of other citrus. Flavor is Nelson hops to their fullest potential: orange, fruit, citrus, and some grapes. Medium to full in body and one of my new favorite IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Good pour, white head. Dank, juicy, hoppy, lightly bitter, fruity....this beer is wonderful.


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