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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.5
kerenmk (5269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Rotem. Clear dark bronze with a yellowish head. Honey, herbal and a little cinnamon aroma, honey and juniper bitterness in the mouth. Sticky and full-bodied, onion finish.

2.3
X (172) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Well it looked beautiful in the glass. A gorgeous amber-brown with a big clumpy off-white head that has oodles of crazy lacing and fantastic retention. But, the rest is shit, poor aroma, taste and palate.

2.2
DSG (15256) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Rotem. Clear orange with a beige head. Aroma of juniper, a bit of sage, and stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of marmalade, juniper, soapy, stale hops, and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.8
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 16, 2015
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 6/10/15. Bottle from Alisha. Drank from Spiegal IPA glass. This one was a different IPA with the color almost purple with a unique flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
King_Alex_II (1227) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Dark brown color. Malty and hoppy notes in the nose. Strong hop and malt sides balances out quite well. The aftertaste is dry tart and almost a bit roasty.

3.6
SinH4 (6393) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
Amber color with white head. Aroma of loads of resinous hops, sage, spices. Taste is resinous, spicy, the sage is there, warming bitter finish. Smooth carbonation, heavy mouthfeel. Very good!

3.5
mcberko (19173) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
12 oz. bottle, pours a fairly clear dark reddish amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is very spicy, with loads of sage upfront, followed by some juniper and woody resinous hops -- it’s mostly spices on the nose though. Flavour is certainly unique for the style, bringing out the sage upfront, followed by woody resinous hops which bury the spices later on the finish. On paper, this sounds like a bad idea, and upon smelling it, it also seemed like it’d be pretty bad -- but this is actually quite nice. Balanced, hoppy and drinkable. Very good.

3.3
spittle8 (145) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Poured from a bottle, San Diego.

Disclaimer: I threw this one in the freezer, and there were some ice chunks as I did not take it out soon enough.

Powerful aroma of fresh hops. Mild head, dark reddish brown for an IPA. A lot of fresh hops in this, very strong hop flavor.

3.6
Niko100 (2998) - Chicago, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Dark amber/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, rye, & rich spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, spice (sage), and citrus. Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Different but good - the spice can be a bit much at times though.

3.5
TylerGreenDC (1085) - - NOV 29, 2014
On draft. No particular aroma, which is a surprised. Flavor starts with sage but the juniper dominates everything at the finish. Hard to ID hop flavors beyond tart citrus, but they’re obvz there. Weird but fun.


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