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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (45011) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Light light unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, light grapefruit - pine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41318) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild herbal and grassy. Bitter and herbal flavoured, subdued malty. Bitter and bone dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle at Paps. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of grape fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of SecretSanta himself. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small and discreetly lazing off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma and some licorice allsorts - hops too, but not excessive. Solid body, lots of fruit and caramel with perfumy hops that leave quite some bitterness. But a rather balanced IIPA that isnt overly aggressive. And yeah, the hop cone was there! 100410

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2016
28th March 2016
Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Bottle. Very hazy deep amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. A few hop flower pieces floating about. Palate is smooth and semi dry with decent fine carbonation. Sweetish malt base, thin cream and caramel. Hops are strongly pine with modest hop spice and skunk. Jammy citrus and tropical fruits. Smooth and slightly bitter dry finish. Hop spice lingers on. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2016
bottle at home ... golden amber .. small white head ... soft zezty passion ... long oily fruit nose ... soft sweet toffee .. thats toffee malts ... caramel toffee malts.. typical over toffee american ipa... but a bit more oily fruits in linger

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19614) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
Tasting at Paps
Hazy amber color; small creamy head. Nice aroma, hoppy, resiny, piney, a bit fruity. Good body strength, with quite sweet caramel flavor, complemented by soft oaky vanilla; strong bitterness, with resins and bitter orange scent in the end. Very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at London Drinker BF 2016. Clear ish amber lasting beige head. Slightly not quite fresh aroma but the flavour is fresh fruit. Like peach and apricot on speed. Very hoppy. Settles down into a massively fruity ipa. Aroma still isnt great but the rest is banging. Wow. Has hop leaves in. Wow. Picking hop flowers out of your mouth was entertaining.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16241) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle at Pub Winston. Dark amber color, small white head, lace. Strong fruity hoppyness in the nose. Even overriped banana. Medium-bodied. Overriped sweet flavor. Late bitterness. A bit gimmicky with hop flower. Quite sweet dipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13760) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy copper color with a minimal frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with small lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus hop and green apple aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet hop flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.


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