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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Consider it an extremely hoppy barleywine, or a really big IPA. Either way, ten hop additions contribute to its lush and intriguing body. Aggressive dry-hopping brings a strong citrus character to the aroma. The flavor and smell of orange-blossoms pervade throughout the experience.
Ingredience:Water,Barley(200 pounds per barrel of American-grown malted barley),Hops(10 hop-strikes,totaling 17 ounces per barrel of American-grown hops) and yeast(it is what it is).

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3.4
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On draft at a bar near me, gave it a gander via a small sampler cup. Dark brownish opaque with a decent sized head. Better than average taste on this one, but just not that easy drinking.

3.3
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bomber, had for almost a year. Poured a dark amber forming a small white head of foam. Fruity aroma almost sherry like, with light fruits like pears and apples. Flavours of dark fruits, raisins, and malts come through. I would have pegged this as an aged Imperial IPA, but the malts are heavy which in the end comes out barley wine style. Decent beer, I suppose.

3.7
Geokkjer (7673) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle.Color is amber .Malty , toffee and caramel aroma with hints of dried fruits.Sweet grainy caramel flavor with some bitterness.Warming alcohol.Bitter finish.Nice

3.6
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #70 On tap at New Holland Brewing Company. Appearance is golden brown. The aromas are very sweet with hops and caramel malts. Flavors are caramel malts, candy sugar, with nice hop tones without much bitterness.

4
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #68 of 90. On tap at New Holland in Holland, MI. Pours clear golden orange. Wonderful toffee caramel nose. Sweet hop load with a very nice taste. Definitely a different DIPA style than I’m used to, but this was very much worth trying.

3.4
darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Growler thanks to Kevin. Pours a slightly cloudy dark amber. Slightly flat (can happen with growlers). Nose is nice with big citrus I think Centennial is definitely there. Flavor wise there is some modest bitterness up front but caramel dominates with a suprisingly thin body. Not really all that bitter. Quite sweet. Hop flavor isn’t really there either. This one needs some work but the potential is there.

3.6
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized light yellow brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a hazy softly carbonated light brown colored body and a very good lacing. The aroma was butterey and malty. The malt hop mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a biting vinous hop aftertaste. The thick flavor contained notes ofthick biting hops. Yummy! Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

4
yngwie (17379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle, 22cl. It pours a hazy, orange-golden body under a small, off-white head. Vinous, sweetish nose with alcohol, resiny hops, dried fruits and caramel. Vinous and resiny flavor with alcohol, sweetness, caramel and a delightful bitterness. Full-bodied, warm and quite low on co2. Bitter and warming finish. A lovely blend of hops and malts. 090619

3.4
gunnfryd (15645) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2009
Bottle. Golden- orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, hazel nuts. flavour is alcohol, hop, hazel nuts, malt. Too much alcohol in the flavour.

3
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2009
On tap at brewery. Clear amber with small white head. Aroma of hops, dark fruit, and booze. Taste of sweet malt, floral hops, and hot alcohol. Medium mouthfeel. Just OK.


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