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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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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TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Growler poured into a trappist glass produced an amber body with thick tan head. This is one of the best IPAs I’ve tasted. Smooth with flavors of pineapple and orange with a nice hoppy finish. Very well balanced and very enjoyable.

3.8
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
( 22oz bomber thanks to BA treyrab) Pours cloudy orange with nice oily bubbles. Nose of oranges, mangoes, pineapple. Taste of bitter orange peel, pineapple with a nice oily finish.

4.1
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle. Pours slightly cloudy orange/yellow with a minimal white head. The aroma is very hoppy, with lots of citrus and orange notes as well as some piney resin. The flavor is lots of pine, but not too much bitterness. Very drinkable, medium mouthfeel.

3.8
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Bottle:   Orangish in color, very vibrant, moderate foamy off-white head, somewhat sticky lacing.   Sweet citrusy nose, hops are strong, a little floral.   Smooth citrus based flavors, a bit of rind but its not astringent.   Hops are present, but not biting.   A little bit of floral as well.   This is quite robust, but as a IIPA not as malty as I would have liked.   Still, as an IPA this one is really really good.   Good nose, flavor, without being overly bitter or astringent.   Even has a bit more sweetness than most.   I’d call it a 1½ IPA tho, and a good one at that.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to be a bit thicker/maltier for an IIPA, but its a big IPA otherwise.   Clean finish, lingering citrus rind, somewhat sweetened, and a good does of hops.   This was really tasty stuff.   Many many thanks Jason for the bottles!


3.7
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours a reddish mahogany colored body with a creamy, finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is sweeter fruit hops with a light caramel balance. Peaches, oranges, and tangerines along with a moderate earth and some floral, perfume pines. Flavor is sweet fruit pines up front with lots of juicy tangerines. A light resin, mixture of earth and florals, orange, peach, grapefruit, and a bit of a strawberry caramel malt make up most of the flavor. Finishes dry with just a light resin and lots of moderate, piney and floral bitterness. Just a touch of alcohol heat comes in as well. Lingers for a long duration after a medium body and mild carbonation. Overall, a heavily hopped and tasty DIPA. Not very complex at all, but I like the sweetness of the fruits and high level of bitterness. A very light malt taste keeps this in check and allows for the hops to take center state. Hard to complain about this one.

3.6
hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
bomber sent my way from psprings. drank on 9/15/09. pours clear and brassy with a wispy/soapy tannish tinted head. the nose stinks of booze and spicy hops... the aroma is really floral with caramel, malt, slight pine, some citrus, wood, earth and dough all playing secondary roles. the palate is sweet up front but it finishes dry and prickly. the flavor is very similar to the characteristics in the aroma... with some added cocoa nib... the alcohol is not shy and simultaneously not unpleasant as it whisks away any remaining sweetness on the finish. numbing hoppiness leaves some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. the body is on the light side of medium... i tend to like this as it combines with prickly spicy hops to become terribly/dangerously easy to drink en masse. 7/3/7/4/15/3.6

3.8
JaBier (8178) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Clear copper pour with a thin off-white head. Orangy Amarillo hop nose with some sweet malt balance. Citrusy grapefruit hop character up front with a bit of malt and a finish that’s a bit soapy. Tasty brew, aside from the finish.

3.6
reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
pours a hazy amber color with a thin light tan head. aroma is slightly grassy and very citrusy...also a bit spicy...nice!...also a touch of caramel malt. flavor has sticky grapefruit with a light caramel malt backing and some grassiness at the end. finish is very dry and lingers with grapefruit. nice dipa.

4.2
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Double D pours a delicious looking amber bronze with a big fluffy white head with thick, blanketing lacing. Fruity hop aroma chock full of citrus and pine with a strong caramel and biscuit malt scent to back up the hops. Very adventurous for a strong hoppy beer as the malts are incredibly thick and help carry the heavy hops. Full bodied, bitter and soapy this one drinks real well. Sweet malts with lots of bread and caramel flavor along with a solid nuttiness. Wonderful fresh citrus hops and some mild mixed berry flavor as well.

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savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 7, 2009
22 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy amber with a foamy off white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Very strong aroma of citrus, pine, light fruit and caramel. Sweet caramel malt up front with a good strong bitterness that blends in finishes strong. Medium body with a syrupy mouth feel that is lightened by the active carbonation. This is a very well balanced IIPA that tastes as good as it smells. The alcohol is unnoticeable and there is a very nice dry hop flavor and aroma.


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