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RATINGS: 186   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Reddish orange in unfiltered hue with a finger of head. Big boy aromas of dank hops, summer sage, and something that reminds me of gingersnap cookies. Medium boy, creamy and smooth, with a nice oatmeal cookie malt backbone and a resinous bite of hop bitterness. The sage is very present with just a hint of juniper. Everything is fantastic until the finish where the sage lends an astringent smack of bitter polyphenols that dont want to let go of my tongue. A little sharp cheddar would clear this problem right up. If you like aggressive hops, youll most likely love this. I would prefer a little more malt sweetness.


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Deep orange-amber, beige head, aroma of floor cleaning agent, floral, bitter flavor, cardboard, orange, floral, sweet, not fun, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2525) - Rros, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2016
Amber with off white head - Hops, sage and other herbs in the aroma - Malt body with hops herbs and some spicy flavours - Ther herbal flavours goes into the finish with some bitterness - This was good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a thin, white head. Juniper berries and sage very dominant in the aroma, almost a bit overwhelming as it masks most other aromas. Nice palate, medium body, quite soft carbonation. Bitter finish, but still quite soft. Flavour is better than aroma, nice balance between bitter pine and sweet caramel with distinct flavour of juniper berry. This is rather bold, and nicely pulled off.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6438) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle. Looks like root beer and smells like a soda, too. The juniper and sage dominate over the tops of this otherwise barky brew, herbal and sweet at the same time. Not my cup of tea ... in fact it would be better as tea than beer. (#6316, 9/1/2016)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8206) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours hazy dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Strong piney aroma. Taste is light sweet, with a nice distinct juniper addition, dry piney finsih with oranges and mints at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (1120) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
From a bottle into a Sierra Nevada stem glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of big juniper, sage, roasty malts and hay. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of roasty malts, caramel, bitter herbs, gin, sage, molassas, straw hops. Overall big, bold, unique...obviously not for everyone but I enjoy the boldness of malts, hops and the herbs...though I wouldnt call it an IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2016
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Very pleasant aroma with noticeable juniper berries and sage along with some citrus and malt. The flavor is more about the malt and hops and less the juniper berries and sage, although they are both still present. A touch of caramel sweetness to the beer as well. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6686) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2016
355ml bottle. Barely clear, redd-ish, dark copper colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Herbal and citrusy hoppy aroma with bath salt touch, hints of juniper, lavender, sage. Taste is herbal and citrusy hoppy, minimally soapy, hints of juniper, lavender, sage.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (3023) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2016
Sampled from bottle at Kingsnight Avoidance Tasting. Clear orange amber with offwhite head. Very herbal, sage, sweet and funky, licorice sticks, sweaty, onion, musk. Mostly herbal, light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Medium body, oily, low carbonation, yeasty finish.


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