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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ben described this as their ” Proving Ground IPA on steroids.” They add ten pounds of Cascade hops in the service tank to create a huge floral aroma and total calculated bitterness of 150 IBU’s.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jentucker (8) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Really bitter and strong. I’m a hophead but this is too bitter for my palate. Good balance and exactly what it should be for this style, but too strong for my taste. Do you loose hop aroma on high alcohol beers like this.


3.9
ansalon (4103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
Pours hazy apricot with a low white head. Aromas of apricot, peach, tropical fruit jam, resin, pine, grass. Taste is very fruity and quite bitter with grassy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.3
DSG (15118) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2016
[2/2/16] Draught at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in San Francisco. 10.5%. Copper. Nice citric hops aroma. Flavor has sweet malt, and nice bitter fruity hops, slightly juicy. Slightly boozy. Medium-bodied.

3.7
gyllenbock (9712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2015
Sample at the Bistro’s DIPA-festival 2015. Golden/orange with a white head. Fresh and hoppy with tropical fruit. resin, citrus, toffee and light hay. Quite sweet and bitter.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
advertised at 150 ibu, which was not obvious, though it had a nice lasting bitter finish. thick, orange beer with floral hop aroma. sweet up front and bitter on the back end. good beer."

3.6
tiong (7517) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Draught @ Toronado, San Francisco, CA

Pours golden orange with a small head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruits, caramely malts, syrup and citrus. Taste is malty, sweet and juicy with some tropical notes, grapefruit and lemon. Finish is sticky sweet, a bit stuffy with loads of tropical fruits, caramely malts and sweet toffee. A bit too sweet and malty for my taste.

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Lothore (647) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a golden color with a nice, off white head. S- Lots of citrus, light fruit. T- Deep bitterness, lots of citrus, resiney, sticky, a bit of aspirin. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- Not a bad beer and I have to go against the majority on this one. Although the flavors didn’t quite work together as much as I would have liked, I enjoyed this one.

3.4
Dfonorow (2250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
On tap at brewpub. Pour is hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are both of dull orange peel, crackers, grapefruit, and pine resin. Finish has more fruit and sweetness.

3.8
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.5
brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Orange colored pour with a white head. Orange peel and citrus hop aromas up front. Nice tropical fruit, particularly pineapple, some pine, grapefruit, and sweet caramel malt. There’s a strong grassy note to it, though. The flavor is a little bit sweet and sugary, but otherwise not bad. Grapefruit, orange peel, and mild pineapple fruit notes. Floral, piny, and grassy hops on the finish with a mild bitterness.

3.4
Dickinsonbeer (5072) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Tap at Brewpub. Pours a hazed deep copper- slightly muddled, with a thin head. Aroma is dull orange, slight cheese, light oxidation, with some dusty crackers, herbs, and slight phenolic. Flavor is yeasty, cracker, dough, citrus, orange, light pine, grass, herbs and earthy with a muddled finish and medium sweetness. A bit too messy with a touch of off phenol.


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