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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A few times a year we cut Dan loose to brew whatever he choose. Always handcrafted, the bottle you hold is brewed for the adventurous soul. This is a very limited edition and we make no promises to ever brew this style again. A provocative 85 IBUs reverberates cleanly through this Double IPA. True hop saturation from kettle boil to dry hop cellaring dominates this elegant and lustful sensory enchantment. You hold a deceptively seductive Original Gravity of 19.2 Plato, now 9% ABV following the always 100% natural bottle fermentation. Luscious English Maris Otter malt is the essential heart of this voluptuous double IPA. Surrender is inevitable so enjoy now.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Clear orange copper with a small white head. Super hoppy aroma with orange, pine, and floral notes. There is also a nice malt body that complements the hops well. Flavor is huge hop bomb at first, with sweet, tasty grains and a bitter finish. Great IIPA, better than expected.


4.1
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Lightly hazed golden color with a taller light beige color. Big ruby red grapefruit aromas. Just a hint of light caramel. Starts with sweet caramel and citrus, much like a grapefruit topped with sugar and broiled. Soft, yet fair full and silky in feel. Very smooth and easy to drink for a hop monster. If anything a bit sweet. 1/11

3.9
sitzds (318) - - OCT 2, 2014
12oz bottle poured into shaker pint and shared with Tim at the condo. Amber orange body with a bone colored head. Good lacing. Aroma is boozy, with bread and caramel malt backed by citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter citrus peel and pine with sugary sweetness. Medium-full body, oily texture, average-plus carbonation, boozy dry finish.

4.3
beer_advocate (3) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
Picked up a four pack at the brewery earlier in the week. Very smooth for an imperial IPA. If your in Wisconsin this is a must have.

2.3
BiiruBierBeer (1049) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2015 Tropical citrusy hop smell. Taste is the same wth emphasis on the hops. Medium to high carbonation.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12040) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Tropical fruit and candied grapefruit abound. Pretty bitter, but not overly so with some earthiness and pine and lots of sweetness. Full bodied. Now I’m confused. I thought unplugged beers were a thing of the past, and thumbprint was in the now, but this was fresh. Thanks to Heybeerman for the trade. I think this is the best iPa or pale I’ve had from them."

3.9
john_henry (124) - - SEP 5, 2014
Great IPA, but not the best I’ve had. Certainly better than anything I had at New Glarus when I visited the brewery, but don’t get too excited for this.

3.8
drsandman (1464) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Duke, a bit aged. Pours a clear gold / light orange, light off white head. Aroma is fresh honey, dandelion, flowers, pine hop resin, bready malt, clementine. Flavor is sweet malt & floral / pine hop mix, finishes with gooey sweet honey pine hop. Med gooey mouthfeel, med sweet, nice carbonation.

4.1
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes: Pine and citrus on the aroma, poured a nice golden color with white head. Light on the palate with piney grass and citrusy notes. Finishes almost sweet.

3.6
Bacterial (2999) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle that I forgot about in my fridge for a while. Surprisingly still enjoyable! Clear amber pour, lots of white head. Nice hop nose, though perhaps a touch stale. Quite drinkable, dry finish - nice bitterness as well.

3.8
rxeight (3080) - Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 From memory. Had this June 2011. Probably was the first double IPA outside of a beer festival and 90 min. Tasty but nothing amazing. I’ll rerate if they make it again and I can get some.


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