RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Hopheads rejoice! This strong IPA takes the style to a new level. It’s a big Imperial IPA packed with Nugget, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. Previously 8.2%.

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Suttree (6505) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bonus points for the label. Reddish orange, with a decent sized head. Eggshell? ecru? I’m tired of beige, I need a new description for "off-white". Anyway, It smells very hoppy - grapefruit, mostly, but also a whiff of cinnamon. Very pungent hop flavor, citrusy again, and a long sticky aftertaste. I liked it. Thanks to tronraner for sharing this one at the tasting.

NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bomber shared at a tasting. Pours a red-orange hue with a small head. Good use of hops in the aroma with lots of pine, fresh spices, leaves, and pot. There is a bit of citrus, but it takes a backseat. I found the flavor exhibited great balance. The malts are not too sweet or sticky, but accentuate the little grapefruit that is here. Lot of pine, garlic, pot, and herbal notes abound, making a semi dry finish. This is a rather tasty IIPA.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy fo kramer17801. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit, oranges, and caramel. Tastes of caramel, orange peels, grapefruit, and pine. Nice balance.

TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Pours a translucent orange amber with a small bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and mixed citrus. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel and a bit earthy.

tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Pours hazy copper with rocky, ivory head. The aroma is strong citrus hops- rather orangey, with some faint resiny ganja notes, guava, and distant biscuit. The flavor is very orangey with a good hop kick right up front, some pine right after. Toasty malt hides behind all the hops. Nice, dry finish.

garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2007
Good man mike, cool bottle, orange colour with a citrus aroma, it has a grapefruit-kiwi flavour and a sweet finish. I enjoyed

Stine (1799) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Poured from a bomber. Bright but dusty orange appearance. Floral aroma with plenty of peach and clean urinal cake. Dandelion bitterness. Light toffee underneath. Crisp and cold flavor; the type that doesn’t change much with temperature. Sweet vanilla and rosewater with juicy mandarin orange. A kick of earthy sage with the dry hops. Palate is fairly full, sweet, with a solid dark malt presence being more felt than tasted. No astringency. Carefully balanced, and quite pleasant. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2007
50th Rating of this brew. Growler via trade with Kramer17801, thanks Jason. Shared with bikesandbeer. Pours dark orange amber with a thin bright white head. The nose is full of citrus and a hint of pine. The nose is also quite subtle. The taste is sweet citrusy and delicious. It reminds me a lot of Alpine beers, the full flavor of citrus with a lot of complexity. This is a pretty damn nice DIPA.

auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Poured from a growler. Rich, orangey floral daggers fly at my nose. Crisp sugar ans syrup rides out. Pours a deepened bronze. Strong rim of white. Flavor takes a backseat the aroma and holds a lesser sense of hop importance. A nip of thinness and alcohol showing. Malt and honey flow through. Good play between the malt and hops, but sometimes neither holds up their respective end of the bargain. Love the spicy, bready rich finish.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 07/24/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

Appearance: hazy dark copper, scant head,
Aroma: sweet pine aroma,
Flavor: lots of sweet pine flavor, good sweet caramel malt adds to the sweetness instead of balance, a touch of hot alcohol,
-------- /> Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.4 to 3.4
Words: cellar party

Aroma: nice fruityness in the aroma in addition to the sweet pine,
Body: creamy body,
Overall: lots of crystal sweetness balanced by peppery alcohol,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4

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