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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
alexsdad06 (10818) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Draught @ the brew pub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy beige head that is mostly lasting and leaves sporadic lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, a little spicey, fruity (oranges and some dark fruit), with the slightest of floral notes. The flavor is more caramel malt, slight toffee, nectarines, slight alcohol, and a decent bitter finish. Definetl more solid than the regular IPA.

3.8
phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a medium eggshell head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of pine hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, and pine resin. Flavor follows suit nicely: bitter hops, plenty of pine, a good malt backbone, balancing caramel sweetness, and a lot of grapefruit. Medium bodied, with a malty grapefruit juice mouthfeel. Bitter, citrusy finish. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Well-balanced DIPA. Very nice.

4.5
onceblind (10593) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Slightly hazy brilliant golden with a thin foamy cap. Pungent floral and grapefruity hop aroma you can smell several inches from the glass. Lovely sticky sweetness but also has a floral resin tone and a bit of orange and grapefruit resins. Delightful flavor that brings subtle earthiness to an otherwise bright and slightly piney but very floral and very citric rind flavor, leafy resinous bitterness, then a stern caramalty sweetness behind it. Very balanced but very big, very flavorful. Nicely done.

3.6
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Cloudy orange with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with grapefruits, hops and piney notes. Flavour had peach, pine and hoppy notes. Finished bitter.

3.6
sebletitje (10293) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
courtesy of kiefdog. Pours copper, beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel with notes fo hops. Flavor, hoppy, malty, caramel and boozy with hints of spices in the finish that add a nice dimension to the full hop mouthfeel..

3.8
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Pours deep orange with nice white head, aroma is full of citrus, with grapefruit and candied orange, with a touch of pine, leading into caramel. Taste up front is bitter grapefruit and nice orange, leading into sweet caramel, finishing piny and bitter. Very nice brew.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle purchased from Dutch’s for $4. Bottle says "2010 Vintage". Mildly hazy orange color, decent white head, some lacing. Very bitter, but not as much hop as I was expecting. Maybe it’s the aging. Good amount of carbonation, makes for good sipping. Weird bitter finish.. Definitely grapefruity. Not worth the price, though. There are way better IIPAs.

3.5
czar (9430) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
pours hazy golden-orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lightly sweet and spicy toasted maltiness, some bread, berry fruitiness, very boozy - calvados-like hot, peppery and fruity alcohol, some sweetness - barley sugar, hint of chocolate, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, slightly harsh, boozy and assertive peppery-citrusy-piney finish. nice.

4.7
drowland (9080) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though.

4.1
Ibrew2or3 (8828) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has pine and resiny hops to go along with some spicy hops and slick sweet maltiness. The taste is much the same with thick hoppiness I love to sink my teeth into going from pine, resiny sap and grassiness to spicy hops that all run straight into smooth slick malt sweetened hop flavor. Wow, solid IIPA.


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