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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a true West Coast-style Double IPA made with huge amounts of hops - both in the kettle for flavor and later in the torpedo to impart a massive hop aroma. The light malt body and dry finish hide the power in this immensely drinkable hop-bomb.

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3.9
Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Draft at Sierra Tap House. Clear golden yellow color. Earthy lemon aroma. Taste is earthy, almost dank. Dry finish. Delicious.

3.8
Leighton (22304) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Keg at the Torpedo Room. Pours clear gold with a creamy white head. Lovely aroma, lots of dank and juicy hops, citrus, tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor with some bready pale malts, tangerine, melon, papaya, light pine. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Resinous finish with light alcohol warmth, more melon, pine, papaya, orange. Solid DIPA.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20621) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Keg at the Torpedo Room, Berkeley, 29/01/16. Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is pine, dank hop notes, grapefruit, orange pith, toasted malt. Taste comprises red grapefruit, floral notes, citric zest, pine needle. Medium + body ... bit of chew, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough DIPA but no stand out.

3.6
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle @ Shady Oak. Clear golden orange pour with a nice white head. Super piney and maybe some herbal notes. Kind of sticky and citrusy. A whole lot of grapefruit and resinous pine. Some nice apricot and peach. A little bit of sweet bread and maybe some caramel. Pretty nice.

4.1
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bomber from Liz (who got it at SN). Pours clear darkish gold with a slight bubbly/creamy white head. Aroma overwhelms the nose with lots of floral and mildly citrus hop. Caramel barely discernible. Full bodied. Hop burn in the mouth. Still think it’s floral and citrus, but the hop is so strong there could well be resin hiding within. It’s indeed NW strong, but it is fairly smooth and non-harsh. So it trumps most NW DIPAs. Damn but it is hoppy. Without burning anything. Super "drinkable hop-bomb". Brilliant ale.

3.8
Dogbrick (13762) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 Sample at the Mills River brewery. Clear dark golden color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium to full body with flavors of grapefruit, piney hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hop aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
mR_fr0g (13492) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Draft at the torpedo room. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting sticky off white head. Aroma is fresh zesty citrus, orange, little alcohol, cereal grains. Flavour is composed of semi sweet base grains. Orange rind, smooth citrus. Little grassy.. Assertive smooth hop bitterness. Palate is semi sweet moderate carbonation. Good stuff.

3.7
j12601 (13099) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pouring at EBF 2015. Pours a faintly hazed gold. Big citrus, sticky. Medium bodied, sweet and hoppy. Big and juicy, citrus and musk. Long chewy grapefruit peels.

3.8
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Nice addition to Sierra Nevada’s Audition libe of corked 750’s. This pours not like the ipas we’re used to - it’s actually quite pale instead o fintebsely orange. Hopped like a double, otherwise showing no sign of 8.5% abv. The hops are a little skunky, with some pine, evergreen and citrus in there as well. Light malt profile and body. Nice."

4.2
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Great beer! Vibrant and juicy hops. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit, grassy, lightly sweet.


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