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style
RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
2004 GABF Gold Medal winner - IIPAs

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4916) - 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, citys and very woody. Body is very light and airy but still touches all parts of the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16332) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6231) - 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. Theres some potent piney bitterness and some caramel malt and doughiness in the finish. A surprisingly malty IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12923) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4428) - Sofia, BULGARIA - OCT 7, 2010
Tried this 2010 GABF gold medal winner, and I must say Im not too surprised that it won. Why? Because its 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 its 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5474) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Draft at PP San Clemente. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber, white head. Grapefruit, bready malt, citrusy hops, kinda earthy. Its alright, but not the greatest IIPA option.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium to large beige head. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruits, lemons and malty notes. Hoppy flavour with grapefruits, pine and lemons. Not the freshest of hops and they came out dusty. Nice though.


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