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RATINGS: 1014   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
22oz into tumbler. cold temp with lots of mist when cracking open the bottle. looks like hazy apricot with 1 finger white thick head. smells of strong bitter hops like all beautiful west coast DIPAs. taste: pretty smooth start with a citrusy hop flavor that ramps up the farther back it goes. lightly malted so the hops and dry hopped flavors can really overpower, but this is what i greatly enjoyed about most beers in this style such as ruination. lacing is gorgeous. other fruity and complex tastes are present. Alc is pretty well hidden at 8.5%. overall 9.5 of 10. exquisite beer. RIP Mongo.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2011
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a very sticky lace head. Nose is popping with citrus and tropical fruits with minimal malt character and clean yeast profile. On taste, it tends to go towards a more piney hop character. Some juicy citrus also does come through. Damn fine IIPA, just a bit one dimensional. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange body and a medium off white head. Some thick lacing. Aroma is big sweet tropical fruits, orange, a bit of grapefruit. Caramel notes show up as it warms. Flavor is standard DIPA but well done, with pine and grapefruit and a solid caramel sweetness. Substantial bitterness keeps the sweetness in check nicely. Medium-full and with a fairly dry and bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
Hazy amber color/ big white foam. Awesome pine sap, tropical fruit aromas. Medium bodied. Nice hoppy bitter grapefruit, pine sap flavors on a solid pale malt base.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy, sediment filled orange body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice, sticky and soapy lacing throughout. Aroma is tropical fruits and citruses with a medium caramel sweetness and some bread that allow the hops to shine. Melons, papaya, mango, grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple. Florals, light pines, and resins. Flavor is similar. Lots of resiny tropical fruits and citruses. Big grapefruits, floral oranges, tangerines, mangos, and melons. A light, bready caramel provides more of a body and balance rather than an added sweetness, which is nice. Finishes dry with sweeter resins, grapefruits, and tropical fruits that leaves a firm, higher bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and carbonation that help soften this despite the more aggressive bitterness. Overall, a really nice DIPA. It was probably much better when it was more fresh, but as it is now, there are still plenty of tropical fruits and citruses with a resiny bitterness. Soft malts provide a nice balance and keep this easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at Neighborhood. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus, some resin and piney hops. Some have described this as Plinys little brother. I found the hop profile much more bitter and up front on this when compared to Pliny.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Pours an orange color with a white head to it. Has a huge citrus nose to it. Has a big grapefruite, and orange taste with a nice lasting bitter finish. Has a oily mouth feel to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2011
Pours hazed orange with a frothy beige head. Aroma of intense resin and dank herb, some sweet tropical fruits in there as well. Taste is bitter but there is also a nice thick malt sweetness to balance it well. Bitter finish lasts for a while, very herby, resinous.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gd4evr (13) - Mar Vista, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
While I cant give this DIPA a perfect score it is one of my all time faves and the the best always available beer from Port/Lost Abbey. Slight haze to the orange hue with a think and creamy head - good bartender poured it for me. Strong and alluring hoppy aroma without being over the top (Yes, I am talking about Port brother Hop-15). Surprisingly well balanced from the tip of the tongue to the end of the swallow. Hop driven to be sure and not trying to be balanced like a Union Jack, but the malts provide a nice sweetness and medium body mouthfeel to carry all of the hoppy goodness and showcase it the way it ought to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2684) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
Tasted on 4/17/11 from a bomber bottle at Lush West Town. Pours hazy but bright orange with a thick white head that slowly settles into thin but even lace. The nose is resin, citrus, and earthy hops along with light brown sugar, spices, bread, and caramel malt. The flavor is bitter, herbal, spicy, and earthy with hops along with the same bread and caramel malt from the nose. The body is medium and sticky with lively carbonation and a long herbal, bitter, and bread finish.


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