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RATINGS: 191   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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Goodbeerguy1 (1) - - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
A refreshing alternative to the West Coast Imperial IPA,. Great Food pairing beer, works well with direct flame cooking. Smoked Meats, Wild Game.

4.5
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Slightly hazy amber color. Sage and hops blend for the smell. Nice bitter but controlled back by the sage. Palette left with hop sage aftertaste.

4.5
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
IPA biondo-aranciato con un solido cappello di schiuma bianca. Balsamica, freschissima, le erbe aggiunte si sentono moltissimo. Setosa, dissetante.. buona!!

4.4
hophessel (6) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2008 does not count
This beer is taste like the Eastern Sierrra’s in a glass. Aromas of spice, sage(brush), and juniper with a decisive hoppiness balanced by a malty backbone. A unique beer!

4.3
riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Had all over the town some time during February. Dark copper color with a thin white head. Aroma of weed, peach, fruit punch, and mint. I used to smoke quite a bit of pot in college, and when we twisted up a spliff, I would chew on the stems. This beer tasted exactly like weed stems and some bittering hops. Pungent stinky herb. A touch of caramel. Nice bitterness, but insanely drinkable. I love the flavor of this one. Some lingering weed and herbal flavors. I wish I had more, but I moved to Seattle.

4.3
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Dark amber with a lingering frothy head. Strong piney hop and sage smell reminds me of trips to Potholes Wildlife Refuge; the wild sage brush in Central Washington has an awesome floral scent to it. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Nice hoppy flavors mirror the aroma with pine sap, sage, juniper, and a light caramel sweetness to round things out. A great ipa here.

4.3
Drury (14) - Incline Village, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2011
I’m fonder than most of this beer. It’s got a great aroma-- herbs (and I usually don’t pick out herbs, so makes getting herbs nice). It’s lightly malted with a hint of coffee. The color is a rich, dark amber.

4.3
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!

4.3
dukeredhair (243) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2011
ok. first things first. This tastes more like a barleywine than a lot of the barleywines I’ve had. I am not sure what makes this an IPA. I guess the IBU’s 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.

4.2
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
On draft at Whiskey in Mammoth. Beautiful nose, just like walking in the pine forests of the Sierra mountains, very smooth mouth feel. Pretty complex with alot of different levels, finishes with an insane burst of sage and flowing hoppyness, thanks for the sample Jason, great job on your recipe and your brewing. I made sure to buy a few 22’s to bring back to San Diego~


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