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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerHopKopf (46) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Pours a beautiful copper with large white head. Aroma is amazing with apricot, pear, and flowery hops. The taste starts and finishes bitter with some lingering sweetness. Balance is done very well. Palate is medium bodied with nice carbonation. Seems both syrupy in the middle and crisp at the finish. Overall, sweeter than most but a great beer within a great style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle. Pouts a cloudy rust orange color with a light tan head. Interesting trying to pour a beer with a hop come inside. Lots of citrus notes in the nose along with florals. Medium mouthfeel. Some lacing. Nice malt backbone with the orange zest flavors. Not overly bitter. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Orange and very cloudy with a fair head and decent sticky lacing that lasted. Aroma is earthy, perhaps a little of the onion that some people say certain hops gives beer, plenty of citrus and pine needle hops, and lots of earthy malts. Taste is similar to the smell but the sensations seem to come in a different order... first up is almost malt-bomb amounts of maltiness, followed by sweet fruits and sticky, oily, pungent hops. Earthy and syrupy, with a little obvious alcohol. Body is very thick, slick, oily with a sweet, slick, heavy finish. Overall its quite interesting but is perhaps a little over the top. The hop cone in the bottle probably adds some nice aroma, but appearance may have suffered because of this. Its a bit gimmicky and probably unnecessary.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopAutonomous (12) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Nice big imperial IPA. Sweeter than expected at first with some spicey and herb-like tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at Old Fashioned, pours a clear copper with a thin white head, the aroma has a good amount of citrus and pine on the nose, the flavor has a nice tropical fruit front end but finishes more sweet than hoppy, good amount of malt in the finish, pretty balanced though, not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorydeal (6) - butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012 does not count
Nice hazy copper color. Hits you in the face with the aroma. Very drinkable. Good find on a road trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours a deep cooper with 2 fingers of off white head, and a hop cone. Nose and taste are nice and citrus with a touch of pine. Taste follows suit. I know the hop cone gimmick is a bit cheese ball, but I dig it, it works for me. Im a fan Of this brew for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agl108 (1128) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy copper with off white ring of head. Whole hop cone remained in neck of bottle. Sweet malty nose. Flavor also of sweet malts with notes of caramel and raisins. Dry finish. Wondering how long this bottle had been aging on the shelf?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (867) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Pours a cloudy copper with a a fading white head. Contains a fat hop cone that dropped into my glass, which I will classify as appearance. Cool! Aroma is darker and fruitier, with orange, plum, caramel, grapefruit, and touches of vanilla undertones. Taste is mango, plum, orange, and caramel and vanilla being underneath. Heavier aftertaste is the darker fruit. Medium bodied with a thick texture. With the hop cone present, this one shockingly lacks the expected hops. Its very sweet instead. This isnt among my favorites. It isnt bad, but more disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dinkle50 (1405) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Sweet heavy mouth. Lots of tropical fruit. Finish is very dry and hoppy. I loved the mouthfeel. Full & creamy. Aroma is full of sweets and sugar. The hop cone in the bottle is pretty cool too.

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