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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
DiarmaidBHK (6151) - 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 (6991) - 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.

4.2
mcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits (peach, mango, orange), caramel, and citrus. Flavour of spicy hops, tropical fruits (as above), caramel and citrus. Most excellent.

3.5
deyholla (12589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brian. Poured a clear orangish amber with a near white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma was pine with a hint of citrus and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor had a strong pine note that was slightly dank with an earthy grain and bread backing.

3.7
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle, vferg brought to PPSG’10. White head, on an orange pour. Pine and slight citrusy hop aroma. A little warming, some grapefruit and pine as well on the flavor.

3.7
jar72404 (426) - USA - DEC 5, 2010
On tap at brewpub. Amber with minimal head. Citrus and piney aroma. Flavor: pine dominates the citrus, but both are noticeable. Quite bitter. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, which is the only thing keeping this from being a great DIPA.

3.5
jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Tried to get this on tap at the brewery, no luck, had to get it by bottle. Orange/amber color, very clear. Thin fast fading head. Nose is grapefruit plus toffee, interesting. Palate is chewy, a tad bitter, some caramel, and ends very dry. No alcohol presence detected. Hops blast it I guess. They come on really strong at the end.

2.7
MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Caramelly aroma, hint of pine. Clear amber colour. Small tan head. The flavour is alcoholic and quite bitter. Rough alcohol and bitterness. OK sweetness, but not enough to balance. Rough, unbalanced and unpolished.

3.7
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle shared at Sourfest 2010. I love this party because people bring beers like this and just pass ’em around. Orange amber with a strong head. Nose is very strong. Spicy hoppy and alcohol on all fronts. Peppery. Nice brew.

3.2
zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
tap @ Otto’s - huge caramel malts, piney floral hops. smooth but astringent. finishes warm and boozey. something off in the balance.


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