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93
66
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 127   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Alpha Dog Ahead Of The Pack
A True Hop Bomb Brewed plenty of Columbus and Mt Hood Hops for a Piney hop character. Premium Pale, Honey and Munich Malt make this beer a little less malty but packing plenty of hop punch.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NDbeerdrinker (167) - West Islip, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Pours an amber orange with a thin white head. Nose is piney hops. Hops come through as piney and floral. There is a bit of citrus in the finish, and the mouthfeel is rich and a bit oily. Pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2011 bomber from grape & gourmet. pours a very nice, light straw amber with a thin, white head and slight lacing. aroma is excellent with big, fresh, resinous and slightly floral hops, pine needles, slightly sweet citrus notes of orange and pink grapefruit, with a touch of toasted toffee malt. flavor is very good as well with big, bitter resinous hops up front matched by notes of sweet tangerine, melon, and pine oil with a nice balance of caramel malts and boozy warmth. palate is slightly syrupy with great carbonation and a long, bitter, piney hop finish. overall, a very good, underrated DIPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber. Clear amber with a big white head. Resinous nose, tangerine and caramel. Excellent lace, medium body. Tasty tangerine resiny flavor, bitter but not over the top. Niiiice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Dont remember the color but the smell was nice. Very hoppy. Taste was refreshingly bitter with fruity and citrusy flavor. Strong hop flavor and was quite fresh tasting. Good body and carbonation. Much better than average DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2612) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2009
cloudy light orange brew with white tight head this ale is wheaty in body and appearance it is harsh in taste with bitter grapefruit hop character that seems ripe with honey, sugar and is incorporated with a lost sense of broomstraw malt that is somewhat apparant only overwhelmed. finishes long after sip and that is bitter grapefruit rind in hop syurp. typical American power IPA and i highly enjoy it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Pale, very slightly hazy orange with a long lasting, creamy head. Pretty much perfect appearance. Aroma is lightly caramel with warm grapefruit and pine hops. Flavor is some gummy malts, pine and anise hops, bitter orange peel and grapefruit finish. Nice, rather enjoyed this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle thanks to BAs Mikeandi..Pours a cloudy orange with a white head..Aroma was caramel, toffee and floral hops.. Sweet and malty with a nice lingering hop bitterness..Mmm

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2009
It pours a hazy gold color with a centimeter of thick foam. It has a hoppy aroma with hints of chocolate. The flavor is pleasantly hoppy and mildly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden /orange with a thick off-white head that leaves traces of lacing. Fairly hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, grapefruit and a hint of caramel. Flavor is mildly bitter and hoppy with piney resin, citrus, light caramel, orange and grapefruit with a medium body and has a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bomber. Poured slightly cloudy medium orange with an easily-resuscitated cap of eggshell head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, orange zest, and pine over a soft caramel and bready base.. some sort of dark, sweet malty impression really stuck with me.. felt like it had potential, but it failed to shine. The flavor did the same thing for me.. it had caramel and light fruits at the core, but it also picked up a light hit of corrugated cardboard.. bitterness surrounded in the form of syrupy pine resin and wet grapefruit.. finished sticky and sweet with non-descript residual bitterness. Heavier-bodied and sticky on the palate with less bitterness than anticipated.. juiciness at the end showed promise and provided a solid final impression. This wasnt bad by any means, but I was hoping for more.


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