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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This ninety-minute west coast-style IPA has nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo and comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs. A tongue-twisting treat for the hophead in all of us!

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and earthy hops with a bit of toffee. The flavor is a lot of toffee and caramel with some earthy hops, resiny hops and pine hops. While there is quite a bit of hop flavor, there is very little bitterness, making this a very malty IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
On tap at Lures. Pours hazy orangish amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and a wee of pine. Flavor is a ton of bitter hops with good amount of citrus and nice malt backbone. The bitterness lived up to the reported IBU in my opinion. Nice to have a fresh IPA on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3355) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bomber picked up from Bruisin. hah. "Nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs". So, where is it? Like so many other self-proclaimed extra hoppy brews from the Carolinas, this falls short. What we have here is a standard, mildly bitter IPA with almost British influences. The aroma is woody with some non-descript citrus and an almost meaty note. I can get enough hops in the way of flavor to impart a distinct bitterness on my palate and tell this is an IPA, but its definitely not intense. Nothing really stands out; I cant pinpoint solid grapefruit, grass, wood, pineapple, pine etc. This isnt bad, though. No off-flavors and enough bitterness to hold my interest. Drinkable, but not hop-flavorful enough to be called west coast style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2010
growler. Citric snap followed by slight alcohol. The best hop-forwoard offering of RJ Rockers so far.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Served on tap into a standard RJ Rockers pint. The appearance of this beer was orange with only a small amount of head present. The aroma had a very nice hop note to it (as would be expected). While this beer was advertised to have 90 IBUs, all 90 did not show up to the party. It did however have a nice flavor with medium bitterness that was light on the palate. Overall this is probably one of the nicest beers Ive tried from RJ Rockers. However, it is quite hard to find as they do not bottle it that I have ever seen. Might be worth a shot to track down for a true hop-head.


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