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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An ode to the Owens Valley and the Highway 395 corridor, this Double IPA is distinctly bolder than out Epic IPA and celebrates the aromas of wild local fresh hops, sage, and juniper.

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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4598) - Holbk, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle at Mammoth Mountains Inn. Clear redbrown with a light brown head, quickly gone. Aroma medium malty, caramel, juniper and sage. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy spicy. Medium body. To heavily spiced to be an IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
ok. first things first. This tastes more like a barleywine than a lot of the barleywines Ive had. I am not sure what makes this an IPA. I guess the IBUs are right but the malt here is huge. Anyways. Aroma: INCREDIBLE Juniper, sage, malt, hops, herby, spicy. really amazing Appearance: Beautiful clear reddish brown with a big velvety tan head that lasts. Nice lacing Taste: big malt, complex malt, juniper a hint of sage and a nice hop linger but really the malt and the juniper play here so nicely Palate: a bit thin for all that flavor. Overall a really great beer. A great idea for those familiar with Highway 395 it really sums up the journey. A great use of local ingredients and an outstanding ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5139) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
This pours a deep cranberry color with a very attractive and robust tan head. Nose is malts, citrus, and juniper. Medium body and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is rich a good balance between the hops/juniper. and the malt. The finish is a combination between citrus hop bitterness and and juniper. Excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2011
I might be a tad higher on this bassed on the aroma. Loved it with a big pine hit and what I guess is the sage. A bit lacking in the flavor department, not close to the aroma. It was a bit thin in the mouth as well. A great beginning is not always a great ending.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Hello spring! This is what I come to expect from a IIPA. Pours a deep burnt orange color. Great brew. Has a bit of carbonation to it but that quickly goes away. Flavor is sweet and really nice on the palate. Great brew!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #96. Hazy dark brown pour with a little bit if orange highlighting the borders, the head was a little rocky leaving a moderate lace on the glass and somewhat beige in color. Very herbal, sage I think and some pine squeezes it way through just a little bit. The herbalness is really up front with the flavor as well and it is just a little sweet as well, very odd to me, but not bad overall. (1645)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drury (14) - Incline Village, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Im fonder than most of this beer. Its got a great aroma-- herbs (and I usually dont pick out herbs, so makes getting herbs nice). Its lightly malted with a hint of coffee. The color is a rich, dark amber.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Very herby aroma. Sage in the taste. Spiciness really sticks around. Nice amount of bitterness. I really like this beer. Pours darker than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3683) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 20, 2011
16 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. The initial aroma is a bit spicy--perhaps there is some rye in this? Earthy hop notes are also present with a scant sweetness, too. Not overly aromatic, though. Transparent dark amber/cola-colored body with a small light tan head and decent lacing present. A little spicy hop flavoring to start. Maybe some rye? (in hindsight, I guess this was actually the sage/juniper). This has some chewy maltiness in the middle. Hints of chocolate and some roastiness also comes through. Tannins make an appearance before this finishes with more herbal, earthy hop flavor. Mildly bitter at the end. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Pours a dark reddish, amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is an odd mix of juniper, sage, and sweet malt, with the hops taking a definite back seat on this one. Despite the odd aroma, the herbal flavor works. Lots of sweet malt and juniper up front with the hops coming through on the finish. Nice medium body, with average carbonation. Overall, not one I would drink everyday, but I am glad I tried it.


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