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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Originally brewed as the 10th Anniversary Ale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2566) - USA - OCT 23, 2008
Mediocre label. Cloudy, dark honey-colored pour. The penetrating aroma promises a full load of hops, and there are also scents of honey/malt, lemon, and flowers. This brew is bursting with resiny hop and grapefruit pith flavors that practically disinfect the palate. X is a little surly and unbalanced, but I recommend it to people who like to undergo heavy hop treatment. As for myself, I’ll take a Wailing Wench instread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Where: a gift from a neighbor. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Pours a dark orange, with a 2" head, and really good strings of lacing down the glass. Aroma: grassy hops, pine sap, pine needles, honey, and sweet malt. Taste: Starts with some citrus, grass, bread, nice bitterness. Palate: light to medium body. Overall: Pretty good, typical for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
07-Apr-14 (22-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jah noth, thanks Dan!)
This beer has been cellaring for nine years (not really on purpose for THAT long), but I love beers that develop this profile over time. The beer pours a clear, dark-amber body with half an inch of tan head that recedes to a ring and dusty sheet. The nose is sweet, caramely, and fully malty, with candied fruit, sweet spices, marmalade, and decayed logs. Pretty similar on the palate, with the sweet, caramely, and toasty malt and sweet, dried fruit balanced somewhat by earthy, decayed log flavors. The beer is full bodied with medium carbonation, light acidity, and an earthy dryness to balance the malty sweetness. Overall, a beer thats cellared like this is right up my alley. All that earthy and malty character that only develops over time. Yum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Poured from 22oz bottle courtesy of Gary (who was nice enough to bring it to me on the Disney Cruise). Poured amber hazy. Aroma is some pine, citrus and grass. Taste has some pine and a bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2929) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Hazy, amber orange with a 1-finger khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine and enough malt for balance. Taste of pine, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, bread and herbal hops. Very hoppy with enough fruit and malt to balance the bitterness. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bire cuivre, limpide, modrment mousseuse. Nez lgrement houblonn et caramlis. En bouche, une lgre amertume flirte avec un sucre rsiduel bien quilibr et un caramel discret. Bon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1847) - Victor, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2013
On CASK, mutthafukka!!! Pours a just slightly cloudy amber with a nice white head. Piney aromas with just a hint of citrus. Kisses. Taste is malty but with a Tylenol bitterness. Pikey. You can do better than this, bro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (6139) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/14/12

Aroma: The nose is fairly sweet: orange, citrus, and tropical fruits mostly, with spice and pine notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head and light-medium lace
Flavor: The taste has some sweetness, but it is not as sweet as the nose would suggest, the citrus and tropical fruits are a little less prevalent in the flavor, theres a little more spice, a bit of booze, and a medium bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is a little sticky, with a lively carbonation, a little heat, and a little dryness
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a pretty nice beer for sure, but it is not a top-of-style IIPA. It is plenty drinkable though, and certainly worth trying. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear rich gold with a thin-moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left moderate lace all the way to the end. Pleasant aroma of caramel with notes of orange, grapefruit and pine. The flavor begins with a solid dose of caramel and is followed by some restrained pine and citrusy hops. The finish is resinous pine supported by the caramel. Alcohol is well hidden. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7489) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
My wife brought this one back from a trip to Rochester. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a cloudy dark amber with a small off white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tangy pine, resin, grapefruit and lemon lemon with undertones of butter, bread and biscuit. The finish was medium length pine, butter and biscuit. Moderately full bodied. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 2/4/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Unfortunately, this one has a bit more time on it than I would prefer for a DIPA, but well see how it goes. This pours an inviting orange amber color, effervescent, yet hazy. A majestic eggshell cap rests on top, retaining nicely and decorating the glass with a sheet of lace. The hops have definitely faded in the aroma. It smells balanced, with tangerine, apricot, and some candied grapefruit. The taste follows the aroma. It starts sweet, with caramel malt, then blends in with the hops - a smooth transition to candied grapefruit, tangerine, and apricot. It finishes lightly bitter. Medium to full body on this one. Alcohol touches the tongue and throat and warms the stomach. The vigorous carbonation that I found in the appearance is subdued in the feel, leaving a softly carbonated creamy beer in its wake. Hoppy resin still coats the tongue, but loses any blistering effect it may have once had. More boozy than I would like and less hoppy at this point. Drinkable, but not one of the more enjoyable DIPAs I have had.

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