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style
RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 GABF Gold Medal winner - IIPAs

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3.9
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pour was hazy orange with stark white head, aroma brought notes of big sticky grapefruit, orange, lemon, some pine and grass as well, touch of biscuit but not much. Taste was mouth blasting hops with lots of pine, grass, grapefruit and orange peel, some slight caramel finishing with another wave of pine and bitterness.

4
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. deep orange pour with a 1 finger white head. citrus hop nose. big dank bitter body with orange peel and grapefruit on top of a sweet malt backing. dry bitter finish.

3.7
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
Tap. Dark yellow, not even gold. Strong carbonation maintains a strong soft white foam and lace. Strong hop nose with melon and nectarine/tangerine notes. Flavor is soapy, city’s and very woody. Body is very light and airy but still touches all parts of the palate.

3.9
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a fluffy white head and some sticky lacing. S: A touch on the sweet side, but a lot of nice fruit notes. Big pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Intense pine aromas on toward the back end. The rest of the scent is comprised of caramel malts. T: More of the same on the palate. Big time fruitiness with lots of grapefruit and tangerine, though the pineapple presence is not quite as pronounced. Sweet caramel malt on the middle with plenty of pine. M: Medium to full in body with a medium carbonation. O: A very well done double IPA. I always enjoy this one.

3.7
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
On tap at PP San Clemente. It pours orange with an off white head. The aroma is piney with tropical tones. A little grapefruit. This smells fresh. The flavor is dryer and grainier than expected. There’s some potent piney bitterness and some caramel malt and doughiness in the finish. A surprisingly malty IIPA.

4
fiulijn (21216) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
RBESG 2010, draught at Brasserie 4:20
Cloudy amber color; big creamy head. Aroma of fruity hops and creamy malts, mild piney resins, light sweat. Bold body; sweet caramel and toffee flavor, lightly buttery and creamy, with very strong hopping, a lot of mellow resins, limited fruitniess. Bold and mouthfilling, not remarkably fresh.

3.9
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, orange, papaya, and caramel. Flavor of pineapple, caramel malt, citrus, and pine with a bitter finish.

4.1
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2010
GABF 2010. Pours a medium golden copper with a very sticky nice white head. Aroma is grapefruit, full of citrus hops, low cara malts, just crackery, toast, big citrus, orange oils, some dankness, and pine sap. Flavor is full on grapefruit, and tropical notes, orange, pear, dank, pine and mint. Finish is very bitter but also very dry. Very good overall, but the oily resinous very marijuana like character of Cho Saiko made that one a bit more unique to me. Still this is awesome.

4
nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Tried this 2010 GABF gold medal winner, and I must say I’m not too surprised that it won. Why? Because it’s a really good tick - I mean beer. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a substantial lacey white head. The aroma is a big hop blast of grapefruit and pine, along with a little sweet pale malt to back it up. Very west coast style. The flavor has a little pale and caramel malt sweetness, but besides that it’s all about the hops. Brutal grapefruit, pine, apricot, and resin. Tasty stuff. Medium-full bodied but not syrupy with medium-high carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Great DIPA overall.

4.1
BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
On tap at the source, a week after it wins gold at GABF. Pours with a hazed golden body with a large tan head that stays and leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus hops that abound, with a light caramel sweetness. Really clean. Taste is dry, floral, citrus, tropical fruits. Lively bubbles, well attenuated with a lasting bitterness. A classic DIPA from a brewpub chain that can do them well. Congrats Noah.


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