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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Double IPA brewed in memory of the brew cat.

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4.1
abemorsten (3593) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
Big bottle, shared by beer pal Ole Anders. Clear golden with a two inch, beige head leaving excelent lacing. Citrus and apricot aroma. Sweet, light salty, bitter into a long finish. Full bodied. Fresh and delicious.

4.5
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Appearance is hazy gold with 2 finger tightly bubbled head, good bordering on great head retention. Aroma is peach, grapefruit peel, more citrus, and light toasted cereal. Taste is a complex citrus explosion balanced with a malt profile that is more honey-like than caramelly, in the aftertaste, the herbal character of the hops overwhelms their initial citrusy attack. Body is light-medium, creamy/slick mouthfeel, avg carbonation, nice bitter finish that is not too intense given the style. The result of all of these characteristics amount to subtelty (an adjective usually not associated with double IPA’s) and incredible quaffability. Don’t pass this one up!

3.6
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy IL. They could not tell me how fresh this was, but they did say they are rotating this one quite a bit. Pours amber orange with a retentive off white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, but not overly assertive. Medium bodied with steady carbonation with an oily mouthfeel. Extremely pale malt backbone that showcases a very bitter hop profile of grapefruit rind and pine. Dry and long bitter finish. This is pretty much a hop bomb and not a session IPA. Almost IIPA like in perceived bitterness.

4
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Pours cloudy orange.big aroma of fresh cut grass, rain & white flower. Full palate is hoppy with floral & citrus notes.

4
AskForJenny (1085) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2011
22oz - It hit all the marks for the style. This is not a standout, but this is a tough style.

4.2
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
650ml bottle from Bottleworks in Seattle. Pours murky gold with firm off white head. Aroma is grapefruit, tangerine, apricot and piney hops. Taste is robustly bitter with grapefruit, orange peel and loads of pine resin. It gets more and more bitter as it lingers on the palate. Leaves a dry bitter goodness behind for a while. Well made.

4
nearbeer (5372) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft pint at Anthony’s in Harrisburg. Cloudy golden-orange with a small head. Aromas of grapefruit, resin, caramel and pineapple. Flavor is a nice mix of the same with some spicy floral tones as well. Near-medium body is tingly, well to the dry side, and dangerously chuggable.

3.9
VsXsV (4420) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 65 cl bottle from Ölbutikken. Hazy amber/orange liquid with small, thick, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and notes of grapefruit, tropical fruit and caramelly malt. Taste is heavily bitter and light sweetness. Nice but not balanced. More malty in the taste. Medium bodied and nice carbonation. Overall, nice DIPA.

3.8
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2011
Tried on tap at The Monk. The nose was the best feature, lovely aroma of hops. Fairly murky looking straw body with a decent head. Expecting more bitterness to come through in the taste, grapefruit then orange. Solid IIPA which was a mouthful.

4.2
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2011
22 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a beautiful frothy, rocky white head. Aroma holds notes of ruby red grapefruit, orange zest, pine needle, a touch of pot, freshly mowed grass, and some lemon. Also some beautiful sweet nectar fruit present, notably apricot. Flavor holds more bitter floral and pungent hops than in the nose, but with the return of the citrus presence and great evergreen and grass notes. Palate is very very supple and well rounded. An excellent DIPA.


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