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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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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3.5
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
12oz bottle, pours amber small head, little lacing throughout the drink. Strong hoppy flavor, the imperial taste does sneak in there. Well-balanced, complexity of hops and malts. Hoppy start, medium to full bodied, sweet hoppy impy finish. Good brew.

3.9
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Slightly hazy gold pour with a thin layer of white foam. Big hoppy and floral aroma. Lots of caramel notes as well. Flavor starts off with a big and bitter hop bite. Very dry and cloying near the middle but it actually balances out well with the heavy and peppery hops. Nice and dry through the middle and into the finish. Really nicely balanced.

4.1
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Gabe. Cheers Gabe! It pours a nice amber color with a medium, frothy off white head. The nose is a mix of pineapple and tropical fruit. All hops, all the time. The flavor is a combination of those tropical fruit notes from the hops and a nice sweetness from the malt side. It leans towards the bitter side, as it should. It reminds me of a strong Two Hearted with a little more pine and lingering bitterness. Good brew for sure.

4
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12 oz, bottle from Wegman’s Williamsport, thanks MisterP. This pours clear amber with a white head. The aroma is light and sweet. It tastes light and smooth with not much bitterness but more sweetness from hops.

3.8
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2011
A - Pours a hazy copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head atop. The head fades slowly down and leaves behind some nice lacing in the process. S - Strongest aroma is from the citrus hops. There are also some piney hops and some sweet malt in the background. Overall, not that aromatic. T - Starts off with some strong citrus flavors with a mix of grapefruit and pineapple flavor. Through the middle, some sweet malts and pine hops and bitterness come through. The finish is a mix of piney hop bitterness and just a bit of sweet malt that lingers. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and lively. The pine hops leave a bit of a resiny feeling behind. D - Very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden for a fairly strong 9.6% abv. The nose is a bit weak but the flavors do not disappoint.

3.8
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.6
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2011
22 oz bottle poured into a Russian River tulip. AROMA: Bready malt, faint hops and alcohol. APPEARANCE: Hazy copper color with some off white head the dissipates into a ring round the glass and bit of skim. TASTE: Sweet malty taste at first, then hop bitterness, finishes with malt and hop balance. This is really balanced! PALATE: Medium bodied with creamy texture. Average carbonation. OVERALL: I acquired this as an extra in a trade. Quite a treat! If you like balanced double IPAs, this would be a good one to try.

3.5
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a moderate amber color with an off white head. The nose brings a good dose of grapefruit and citrus hops. Maybe a hint of pine. The taste isn’t quite as hop forward and shows a bit of malt. A touch of alcohol as well. The feel is really nice and bitter with a really good finish. Drinks well and is a nice DIPA all around. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-02-2010

3.7
DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
This, not meaning to be redundant, is a big frigging beer. Floral notes on the nose. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Lots of different hop sensations on the tongue. Doesn’t easily wash away with water. Nice!

3.5
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper with a one finger frothy beige head that left some sparce lacing. Pretty big citrusy and slightly resiny hop nose with a fairly hefty malt base. I can smell a touch of amarillo in there. The flavor is quite heavy and thick with a fairly hefty amount of bitterness, but the big malt base really competes with the hops a little too much. I never quite get Double IPAs that are this malt forward, when I want a Double IPA, I want double the hops but not always double the malt. It’s just a little too sweet and caramel focused. Rather thick and chewy body with some clingy stickiness on the finish with moderate fizzy carbonation. Not bad really, just not to my liking for the style.


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