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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 its own. Our bet is that you will think it is Oso 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
I just have to chuckle a little at this beer, there was a whole hop cone floating in the bottle, that is classic. Pours a darker looking red/amber. The head is off white and bits of hop can be seen floating around. LAcing is nice. Smell is hoppy and alcoholic, very floral and piney. Sweet scented malt is in there too. This is more like a barely wine. Very alcoholic, very sweet, not cloying though. The hop bitterness lies subtly under the alcoholic sweet taste form the malts. The hop taste is very vegetal here and there is almost a milkiness ot the mouthfeel. The alcohol and malts create a sweet, somewhat fruity flavor in the finish, almost like a quad, along with some bitterness.Tastes similar to a more palatable 120 minute IPA. The alcohol isnt well hidden in this one, that combined with the sweetness makes this one not the most drinkable brew, it is a very good winter-style IPA/Barleywine though. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2009 03:50:09

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Dark gold body, little head. Floral/caramel/hoppy aroma.. the cone floater was the savior. If you dont like this, you like crap like Miller Lite.I.E. you is a looser!!!!!!!&#

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Thanks to Skyview for this bottle. What a treat. orange-amber pour with no real head. I actually got 2 and a 1/2 hop flowers in this one! Piney hop aroma, caramel, and butterscotch Flavour has more of the same piney hop lighter citrus tones. Not as intense as I thought it might be. Caramel, maltiness balances well. No hint of the 9% alc. Getting a little bit of a buttery hint though. Didnt think this was oaked...?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2617) - JAPAN - DEC 27, 2010
HUGE HUGE beer. Lots of Cirus and Pine with a big slab of malt body. The hop cone was a plesant surprise after it blocked my initial pour then plopped in to my glass and lovely to suck on whilst drinking this delight. Everything i love from a good DIPA. Big thanks to Skyview for this extra!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2010
12 oz 2010 bottle. Awsome a hop cone inside the bottle, this is a first. Poured dark orange with little to no head. Smell of mellowed out citrus hops (dont know how old this was. Taste is not too hoppy but still a great beer. Tasted the mellowed citrus with a balance maltiness. Like a mellow 5-6 month old Hopslam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle - Pours a cloudy apple juice color with a big foamy white head. Resiny pineapple hops dominate the nose, sweet and pungent. A bit piney, and a touch of boozy heat, but overall a really nice quaff. Taste is surprisingly malty, with a blast of piney, grassy hops, honey, and little citrus. Oaky finish with a nice blend of herbal and grassy hops, without being over-the-top bitter. A touch of sharp heat lingers, and a pleasantly bitter resin coats the tongue long after the sip is swallowed. Syrupy and thick in the mouth, with soft carbonation and a slickness that just sits on the tongue. Just what I want in a DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Thanks to Santa for this. Slightly hazy amber pour complete with a couple hope cones. I can imagine what a pain in the ass this was to bottle. Aroma is pine and grapefruit hop resin. I was really excited once I got a whiff of this. Flavor interesting to say the least. Caramel ,toffee, muted hops and light butter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz bottle sent to me by Jason, thanks man. Pours a clear dark golden coped with small tight uniform off white head. Sweet bready, caramel up front, followed by a bit of ice tea, jammy orange, overipe pineapple, and touches of resinous pine on the end. Even carb feel and almost sticky body. Sweet and muted citrus notes up front and through mid palate. The hops try to poke through, but the super sweet malt holds them back until they poke through at the end with peppery vegital flavor and then some alcohol burn to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8665) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
12 ounce bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a cloudy copper color with a large off-white head and a hop cone floating in my glass. A sweet fruity hop aroma with lots of caramel malts. The flavor is rich fruity hops, caramel, biscuit, herbal flavors. Very heavy herbal almost like a fruity green tea. Nice. Oranges and some pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7206) - Utah, USA - MAY 31, 2010
12oz bottle from Ughsmash
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber with a off-white head and decent lacing. There is a hop cone in the glass, a few leaves poured into the glass. +1 for appearance, never seen that before
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and grapefruit
Taste: Sweet malts and grapefruit, piney hop bitterness in the finish
Decent IIPA. Sweet malts in the front, but backed up with hops in the finish.

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