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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

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3.8
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 RE-RATED 5/25/11: Deep, dark amber with a barely off white head; beautiful. Nose of caramel, cherries, honey.. ARE YOU SURE THIS ISN’T A BARLEY WINE? Taste is bitter hops with a slightly soapy aftertaste. Carbonation is moderate to high, mouthfeel a bit thin and lacking. The taste kind of kills it for me after getting excited over the great smell/appearance. Too bitter and soapy... OK WARMING helped.. don’t drtink this stuff too cold.

3.5
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Sample at the 2nd Annual Olde Worthington Beer Festival on 7/10/2010. This beer is a clear amber color with a thin off-white soap-sudsy head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing. Citrusy hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of citrus, piney hops and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a malty base that lingers awhile. Decent beer all around.

3.3
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Citrus aroma. Pale orange appearance- nothing special. Taste of bitter hops and grapefruit. Lacking some malt in my honest opinion (IMHO). Grapefruit-bitter aftertaste: not very fond of that. Average. Better use of my money would be Lagunitas Hop Stupid for 1/2 the price of this ($9 vs $4.50) per bomber (22oz).

3.5
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
On tap. Aroma is fresh hops(simcoe?) with a nice sweet malt backbone. Notes of citrus, pine, grapefruit, and some floral notes stand out. Palate is smooth with a strong bitter bite. Leaves an aftertaste of citrus. Good, but nothing special.

2.9
Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Big clingy head, rich golden color. Substantial bitterness, insufficient malt balance. Pretty plain and that not great within style. On tap at The Happy Gnome.

3.4
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2010
The Mad Hatter was insane because he ate paint chips or something? Anyway, the dude on the bottle is creepy! Pours a deep bright orange color with a foamy head and lively carbonation. Flavor is soft and somewhat toasty malts, mildly sweet and sugary, followed by an assertive but not overwhelming dose of hops. Hops are mildly citric. Finish is lingering and slightly dry. Medium bodied.

3.8
thedm (6222) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated slightly hazy orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was hoppy and musty. semi-thick crisp . The nice flavor contained notes of mild caramel floral and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.1
jpatrix (14) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2010
A dry hoppy Imperial IPA. The dry hopping comes through the grapefruit undertones. A clear orange amber pour with good lacing on the glass.

4.4
BroSpud (2199) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Purchased while travelling. Excellent DIPA! Nice creamy head and great flavor without an overwhelming alcohol taste despite the high abv. Up there with some of my favorites like Pliny or Dogfish 90. Well done.

4.3
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Amber-colored, clear with a great head that clings to the glass. Citrus hops, some pine and herbal aromas, fruity esters a little pineapple. The palate is smooth and slick, lasting finish. Very drinkable. The flavor is filled with juicy hops, starting soft, but finishing dry and assertive. A really nice malt backbone to balance. This is a fantastic DIPA. Great balance. Hop-head’s delight.


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