RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
It just wasnt enough to use a blend of 5 varieties of hops in our India Pale Ale. We needed more. We needed to go wholehog! So, we added a sixth hop and created a more pronounced hop nose and a massive hop flavor for our American twist to this legendary style.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8142) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
The little lights arent twinkling. .. Pours a deep tan, with a champion headring, with great lacing .. . quite a malty nose for a IIPA.. syrup, resin, hog, and grated wood .. . quite a kick, swims on the tongue- but still quite easy to get down .. thanks Lou, i enjoyed this brew but i think it needs abit more bitterness to be great- the abv is done nicely though .. .
I simply solved the problem. We needed a coffin... Er, a tree. There are no lots open on Christmas Eve. Lewis burned down my tree so I replaced it as best I could. Voil.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (7895) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Clear copper with a thin foamy white head. Great aroma of passion fruit and bitter grapefruit hoppiness with a sturdy bitter resin backing, mild earthy sweet caramel undertone. Flavor is bitter and resinous but also sweet where it needs to be with caramel covered grapefruit rind, lots of pine, a bit of dank earthy fresh hops, and more leafy bitterness on the finish. Great west-coast IPA from Americas heartland. Just bracing enough to bite, but balanced enough to quaff generously.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (7544) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Eagan, Mn. - Big Top Wine and Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Medium orange pour, off white head, brief mention of spruce in the aroma. Flavor has an overwhelming malty funkiness one usually equates with poorly made home brew. Hints of citrus redeem it somewhat. Starchy mouthfeel. Below average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottled. Poured clear reddish-orange with a short cap of white head. The aroma opened with a dose of dirty, earthy notes and light bandaid.. thankfully that wore off rather quickly, but unfortunately it was followed by a dose of rubbing alcohol.. finally some caramel maltage accented by spicy floral and light citrus hops came through. The flavor started with tangy citrus zest and some boozage, with sweeter caramel coming through at the core.. there was actually more sourness and booze around the edges than hop bitterness (citrus and earth for the most part).. finished tacky, hot, and not tasty. Medium-plus bodied with a heavy, oppressive feel to it.. carbonation was alright.. didnt care for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
Bottle [355ml]. Pours a clear golden-orange with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head and decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is hoppy yes but also sweet with resiny hops, caramel malt and a good amount of fruit. Interesting flavour, its surprisingly fruity along with the hops and caramel malt. Alcohol was present but mostly well hidden. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7231) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma refined west coast aroma, solid malts with blend of hops- Chinook, Amarillo? , below slight nutty accents.
Appearance gorgeous shade of red amber with garnet tan. Medium white top.
Flavor and Palate : Full bodied. Sweet oily malt bottom, lower carbonation. Hint of toffee and honey. Lip smacking tanks to hops. Solid clean ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (7217) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch, small white head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel and pine. Flavor is the same, herbal, resinous, medium sweet, light bitter. Medium body, oily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle: Pours a transparent amber orange with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet toffee and mild butterscotch (not necessarily the diacetyl kind) with some juicy piny hops. Starts with good fullness and a sugary sweet maltiness with some light fruity notes and some orange and spruce character before a slightly more bitter finish. An ok IPA, but could use a bigger citrusy hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a huge orange-beige head that lingered. The aroma was moderately fruity, piney and a touch minty with a hint of caramel underneath. The flavor was bitter, tangy and had moderate notes of spruce and pine and lighter notes of fruity and floral hops. There was a hint of mint and a moderate caramel presence.The beer turns a bit dry towards the medium length finish. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drfabulous (6924) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12 ounce my wife bought at Good Foods. Amber like in color. Fruity esters. Malty overall. Too sweet and fruity for my taste - but I recognize some IPAs take on this approach.

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