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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial IPA, Double IPA, XIPA, IIPA. Whatever you want to call it. Calcutta Cutter is our homage to hops. Lots of hops. Early hops. Late hops. Very late hops. Dry hops. Then we condition the bottles in a bed of hops. Well, maybe not that last bit, but you get the idea. We let the lupulin shine !

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11300) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear orange gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity hop, pine, hemp. Medium mouthfeel with nice resin and light bitter finish. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Caramel and hop resins mesh in this portly and sweet example of the style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-Coniferous bitterness isnt too prominent, surprisingly.
-Mouthfeel is soft and cuddly.
-This goes against the trend style-wise, so kudos to them for thinking outside the box.
-This was too sweet for my personal preference in Double IPAs.

On tap at Vermont Tap House.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7866) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Some citrus and a little pine. Tangy finish with some bitterness. Golden pour with good head. Soft carbonation. Tap at Deep Ellum.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7123) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
En ft. Verre de 12 oz dgust chez Vermont Tap House (Williston, VT) au cot de 6,25$. Arme: Odeur de pin avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orange lgrement voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de pin avec une pointe dananas et de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got houblonn. (Rating #6158)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6418) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2014
Draft@ The Grill next Door for $7.00. As the bartender set down the tulip I could smell floral hops and pine before I raised the glass to my face. Some candy sugar there as well. The flavor is dead on the aroma with a pronouced pine needle in the finish. Bready malt shows hints of toffee to help balance the hops. Bitterness is not over whelming, subtle pine. Really easy drinking for an ABV over 8.5. Damn, this is highly drinkable! Well crafted imperial that is real desriable on draft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (6066) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Draught at Lulus, 3/28/15
Nearly as red as the label, and a bit deeper with garnet and magenta hues and a small, beige head that shows moderate retention. Clarity is high, with just a touch of haze to it.
Very fruity in the nose; not just citrus but cherries, berries and apples even. Quite complex and though there is some thought of pine, its much more citrus-influenced than it is heavily acidic and resinous. Crystal malts, to my dismay, are here adding that "hard" iced tea-like note, with vanilla and light caramel sweetness certainly balancing things. Floral, green and even mint-like aromas emerge with warming. Lots of hop complexity, which is appreciated with little/no alcohol or flaws in the nose.
Both sweet and only moderately bitter in flavor, it almost comes off as more of a Double Pale ale. Crystal malts add that hard candy-like texture, though caramel sugars help soften things and a low but mostly tight carbonation concentrates the wonderfully fruity hoppiness. Toasted malt, strawberry and grapefruit all swirl about on the end, easing some of the sweetness, but its still probably a bit too malt forward. I do like the lack of resin here, but the malt bill needs a bit of work and it could use a bit more good old bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (5908) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Rising Tide Brewing Company, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is slightly cloudy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some caramel, grape, pine, hops and malts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bright orange pour from draft at Pai Men in Portland Maine. White sticky head. Big nose of tropical happiness. Orange, apricot, and maybe a tad vanilla. Hoppy and bitter. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5625) - Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2013
bomber, this one is a piney resin dank bomb. Not too many of these anymore, I really like em. Good malt body so that its not too "west coasty"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5610) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours hazy copper into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Resin and mango aromas. Sweet molasses and oak front to back turning slightly sour in the lasting malt finish.


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