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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a cloudy yellow with sparse head. Great mouthfeel with malt backbone and lots of hop notes

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber. Clear, golden-orange body. Big fruit aroma of citrus, peach and mango. Punchy citric hop flavor and rich crystal malt. Medium-full body, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Pretty sticky and resinous with a lingering hop finish. Overall a pretty run of the mill IIPA that falls victim to the "bigger is better" that plagues the style. Taking this beer down a notch or two in gravity would probably improve it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Subtle aroma for a big IPA. Some floral notes. Copper color with white head. Nice big hoppy wallop with bitterness on the palate. Decent IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2006
An Ottos staple, this is fantastic. The ABV is high, but the actual hop bitterness isn’t quite where I expected. Still, the flavor is a mix of citrus and greens, and it’s delicious. A must-have.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homebrewerguy (306) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
On draft: Awesome hoppy beer, pours dark golden with adequate lacing. Intense citrus hop flavor is to the forefront with a modest malt sweetness. Not quite balanced right but I found myself going back for more till I was seeing double (D’s).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnbuck100 (305) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
A nice, highly hopped double IPA. Appearance/palate thin for a double IPA. Alcohol presence is a bit over-the-top, but it is a double IPA, so what do I expect? There are other IPA competitors out there who can top this for flavor, but if I had it on a deserted island I would not turn away from the Double D (or maybe 2 for balance).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Deep amber pour. Very clear with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Super smooth, dry, bitter, Very west coast. Excellent brew. Got a bottle from the wholesale rep at PAFlavorfest in Harrisburg.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a light yellow color – slightly cloudy with a below average head, and below average lacing and slightly under carbonated. Smells strong citrusy floral hops with not much malt aroma coming through. First taste is extremely hoppy and bitter. Finishes with a lovely bitter after taste. A good DIPA.


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