RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
First brewed in 2008 for batch # 3,000. This is our version of a Double India Pale Ale. This year we used almost 900 lbs of English pale malt, and over 40 lbs of hops in a 10 barrel batch. A nice golden color with aromas of pine, citrus and some earthy spicy notes. This is what hop lovers dream about. Get hopped up on the sauce.!
2008-2009 vintage: 8.9% abv
2010-2011 vintage: 8.1% abv

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (6104) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Nice deep and hazy copper and light amber coloured body with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, pine, citrus, grapefruit, resin and way more pungent hops - nice. Full-bodied; Deep resinous and piney hop flavours with a good deal of alcohol, some light earth, a hint of pepper and spice and a good rich malt body to finish it off. Aftertaste shows a whole bunch of bitter and dank hops, some lighter alcohol notes and a little sweetness as well. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a very rich flavour and a ton of hops. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2014 for US$3,99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-December-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1979) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12 oz bottle from Southern Season The ale poured a clear light amber with a small head and no lacing. The light aroma of pine and citrus greet you. The D/IPA had very deceptive alcohol. As you finish the ale you begin to feel the warmth of the beverage. The medium body D/IPA had average carbonation. The finish had a nice crispness with grapefruit and pine lingering in the upper mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
batneil (707) - - NOV 1, 2014
Small taster from a bottle at a San Francisco beer festival. Wasnt impressed by this, it didnt taste like an IPA, and wasnt really that nice any other regard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"this review is for cask conditioned Hop Sauce: mellowed nicely, although still one of the liveliest IIPAs at Hoptoberfest. Great, great flavor, the body has thinned out a bit but is quite smooth and goes down nice n easy. dark and murky for the style, with a hop forward aroma and flavor while maintaining balance. very good. quite good on tap (no cask) as well. slightly better cask, with many of the same attributes, just smoother.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeNowick1986 (17) - - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 This is a Damn tasty beer....a really,really,really Damn tasty beer..................Seriously,a Damn tasty beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
klk343 (162) - - SEP 22, 2014
Golden colored with traditional ipa smell. Piney Flavors. Some caramel. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Tap at Jernigans last night. Gotta love those random tries and surprises when theyre this good. Great malted up hoppy cray DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tia (2075) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Boyle. Slightly hazy amber color with medium thin foamy head and very little lacing. Smells piney, resiny, pithy with a hint of peach. Nice bitter flavor, very little sweetness. Not harsh at all but nice long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of light fruit, florals, faint caramel, and herbal notes. It pours a mostly transparent golden-orange with a two finger orange tinted off-white head that eventually fades to a thin film. The is some sporadic soapy lacing. The flavor starts with light-moderate citrus, light fruit, and a hint of caramel. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit, pine, and light florals. Overall, one of the few Arizona bottled IPA/IIPAs (most tap versions have been great) that isnt overloaded with caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4oz pours a murky orange some sudsy head. Nose is piney, orange, grapefruit, pithy. Flavor is very pithy, sweet, soap. Soapy finish.

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