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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The second you open this bottle there is no mistaking that this is not your average IPA. Massive hop additions of the most obnoxious breeds put this taste bud burner in a league all it’s own. Our bet is that you will think it is O’so Freakishly good! Caution! This brew is 9% and may contain a hop cone in every bottle (2009 to present vintages) ! We want to make sure to repeat this reminder that we put a hop cone in the bottle. Always pour into a glass to release the essence from the bottle.

2008 Edition: 22-oz bottle
2009 Edition: 12-oz bottles w/hop cone in bottle
2010 - 2013 Editions: 12-oz bottles w/Hop Warning label

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3.9
hoosiers1994 (685) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle with hop cone in it, how cool. pours light copper with a whitish head. Aromas are sweet citrus like clementine and pink grapefruit. Taste are much the same with big citrus notes and nice balance with bittering hops. Overall, a delicious beer that is more than just a novelty.

3.8
twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a very thin head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a thick layer of biscuit malt. Big floral and citrus hop flavor with a thick, creamy malt background. Pine comes through in the long lingering finish. Creamy, medium bodied with no carbonation to speak of. A very powerful and flavorful beer.

3.1
GAManiac (1946) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, hazy amber with a small beige head that recedes to a thin collar. Aroma is sweeter than I was expecting with candied apples, caramel malts and light fruits - peaches come to mind. There isn’t a lot of citrus or pine that I get in the nose. Taste has a bit more citrus with some oranges up front, but the caramelized sugar and sweet malts are still a big player and the finish is sweet with hints of pine but mostly a lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but low on carbonation and comes across a little syrupy with the heavy sweetness dominating the palate. In case you hadn’t noticed, this is a very sweet DIPA, very light on the hops. It’s not bad but it’s not one of my favorites.

3.4
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 25, 2012
Murky orange-amber with a minimal, large-bubbled head. Nose is caramel, tropical fruit, hearty biscuit, grapefruit, and resin. Huge blast of ORANGE in the flavor, all wrapped up in a hefty malt backbone. Oily, medium heft body. The hulking malt backbone balances the ample bitterness to a perceived ’medium’. Finish is lingering and much more bitter than the mid-palate would have suggested. The obtuse alcohol and lack of carb detracted from the enjoyment a bit. The orange blast, copious hops, and solid malt make me think this would be a great one to have out of a fresh keg. Thanks for the opportunity, Matt!

4.1
MrPickles (571) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2010 bottle is one of my favorite beers. 2011 bottle is flat and something is really off. Drain pour on the 2nd bottle. Very disappointing as I am such a fan.

3.6
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Courtesy of ughsmash via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, candied fruit, and citrus. It pours a transparent amber with a small off-white head that leaves behind to thin webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with caramel and light-moderate fruitiness. The finish has moderate sweet citrus notes and light grapefruit. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation an slick/oily mouthfeel. Overall, I find this sitting in that grey area of "Is this an IIPA or Barley Wine?"

3.9
Lubiere (14240) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A hazed amber DIPA with a thin off white head, with floating hops in the bottle. In aroma, sweet musty malt with light pinhey hops, nice. In mouth, a nice smooth biscuit malt with pinhey hops, vinous notes, catnip, very nice and earthy. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.

2.9
sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, with a lone hop cone in it. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, orange. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a little malty, a weird tea flavor that I think is suppose to be hops, with a malt sweet finish. The hop cone is gimmicky, and the beer is pretty blah for me.

3.4
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
(12oz bottle, 2010 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of honey and pineapples. Taste is dank, orange, sweet and biscuit.

3.8
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the new O’So location. Hazy light orange pour with a small white head. Malty citrus hop aroma - wonderful. Smooth palate. Awesome citrus and pine hop flavor, a little sticky, with a big malt balance. Just what I want out of a DIPA. Great stuff.


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