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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The brewery says its new beer, which features five varieties of different hops, imparts hints of grapefruit, with a floral note that recalls orange blossom. At 8.5% alcohol-by-volume, a light malt body and dry finish complement West Coast Double IPA’s bold hop profile. “This is an IPA that’s West Coast in style, which is fitting since the whole pilgrimage kicks of here in California in just a few weeks, said Ken Grossman, founder.”

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schlitzfaced (93) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured from bomber into pint glass. Color is a golden clear, with light carbonation. Aroma is Hoppy. Nice finish, alcohol isn’t over bearing. Tasty.


3.7
Iznogud (4312) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2017
On tap at Bottlecraft North Park, San Diego. Pours cloudy golden, medium white head. Hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, malty, caramel. Sweet with moderate+ bitterness in finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
IndianaRed (5021) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2016
On Tap slightly hazy deep golden orange. Thin but lasting dense white head. Moderate malt body. Lots of big tropical fruity hop flavors. Would not have guessed such a high ABV but it is hefty. Not overly bitter, but big hoppy flavors. Good

3.6
BuckeyeBoy (8455) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2016
On tap at bitter Creek boise. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice dank hops and caramel malt sweetness. Taste is more of the pine hops and some caramel.

3.6
glennmastrange (2914) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle. Moderate to heavy aromas of roasted, caramel, and grapefruit peel for the malt and hops, moderate soap for the yeast, with honey and medicine in the background. Head is average size, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy light amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a lively carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. Nice even aromas and flavors in this DIPA, and more drinkability than other over the top versions.

3.3
rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 16, 2015
700ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, thanks to Constantin. Hazy golden color with white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, orange, caramel. Sweet and bitter like aroma with some alcohol. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.6
FlandersNed (396) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
24oz 2014 bottle that should’ve been consumed a year ago! Still retained decent bitterness: grassy, grapefruit pith & a metallic hop finish. Full- body and medium carbonation.

3.5
FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Sampled July 2014
A steady pour into my Sierra Nevada IPA glass produces a three-finger thick, frothy, pale tan colored head that leaves some nice lacing sticking to the sides of my glass. The beer is a reddish copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, bright copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma has a hop characteristic to it that seems derived from the typical Sierra Nevada character somehow; herbal, definitely grassy, a bit tinny, ample grapefruit zest, tangelo, some lychee character, and some light, floral, tropical fruit notes. For a West Coast IPA, there is a fair amount of crystal malt character noticeable with touches of sweet tea, biscuit like, and caramelized toasted malt notes that provides just a touch of a nuttiness to the aroma.

Nicely bitter, but not aggressively so, the beer is dominated by ripe citrus zest notes, a bit of bitter pine and herbal notes that add some additional bite, and a rounding, tropical fruit note that leans towards kumquats, lychees, and a bit of floral guava. The malt character is a touch more subdued in the flavor, but does contribute a lingering note towards the finish of toasted, caramelized whole grain, and a touch of sweet tea character. The texture of this beer is fairly light for a Double IPA, it has some palate clinging viscosity to it, but the bitter hops easily clean this up in the long finish; this is just about perfect in texture for a Double IPA, and it escapes having any hot alcohol notes to mar things as well. The hop character gets a bit metallic and tinny towards the finish as it warms up (a combination of the crystal malt and hop character it seems).

This is a pretty tasty Double IPA, I really like that it is so easy drinking (something anything with IPA on the label should be). It does have a touch of a metallic character to it that detracts, and the caramelized malt character seems to get in the way, at least for me, as well; though this is certainly nowhere near a crystal malt focused IPA.

3.6
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Poured from 24 oz. bottle. Clear, golden color with a 4-finger off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma of cereal, citrus, mild pine, unripe guava and caramel. Taste of citrus, resin, mild tropical fruit and relatively sweet malt that helps balance all that hop bitterness. Medium body and medium/high carbonization. A very hoppy IPA with decent balance and nothing over the top. Hence, I'm not sure how well the "West Coast" moniker applies to the style here, but this is a right nice, although not exceptional, double IPA. I really wanted more intensity int the fruit and citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
thehinge (296) - Nederland, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
Well carbonated, honey colored pour. Huge, healthy white head. It has a grassy aroma. Hop bitterness throughout.

3.4
alkolord (616) - - APR 25, 2015
Leicht Orange im Glas, feiner Schaum, leicht hopfig in der Nase, leicht hopfig im antrunk, angenehme bittere im Abgang. Leichter etwas seicht, aber wohl weil zu alt


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