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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 111   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Hi-Res. Zoom on, zoom in, hop out. This beer goes up to eleven. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?

pre-2014 ABV: 11.1%
2014 ABV: 10.5%

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4.1
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a white head just short of a finger that dissipates to a frothy ring. Pungent aroma of tropical fruit, candied mango, pink grapefruit, pine resin, and spice nicely integrated with a sturdy, caramel driven malt backbone. Big bitter hop ride up front with an interesting dank carmelized finish strangely reminiscent of a barleywine, especially as it warms. Mouthfeel is hearty and sticky, very smooth even with the moderate carbonation. I'd never guess this was an 11.1% ABV beer as the alcohol is expertly hidden, making this beer dangerously drinkable. I picked this beer up after reading all the positive reviews and I'm glad I did. This one has staying power. Highly recommend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.7
Crit (3973) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2017
Big boozy citrus hop profile, with the alcohol overpowering everything else

3.7
Thisis12ptfont (1172) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Aromas of fresh squeezed lemons, apple juice, pines, citrus, caramel, leafy, herby hops, melon juice and apricots. Pours copper with almost no foam and mild lacing against the glass. Taste brings fresh bitter hops, juicy tangerine, apricot, mango, peach, leafy, earthy hops upfront. Honey, slick malt syrup, molasses, bright citrus, slight chalky grainy malts, bittersweet honeysuckle and resinous hops comes through mid palate. Finishes bitter yet sweet with plenty of bitter and piney hops. Overall, a very unique IIPA with a lot of flavor and a distinct honey note to it. B+ rating.

3.7
bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with tropical fruit.

2.9
basellne23 (9) - - MAY 21, 2017 does not count
Golden amber color, sweet malty, honey on the nose. Sweet caramel start with bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
oobawa (1301) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Lovely nose, full of pine and mango, and pour’s equally striking, a bright, clear gold with a modest head and lots o’ lacing. Taste is...odd, unfortunately, not bad, just a bit curious, big and malty but with a distinct fruit punch vein coursing underneath all the caramel and pine. Tropical fruits--mango and pineapple, mainly--form a modest but firm fruity backbone. Otherwise, Hi-Res could use a little less sweetness; the tiniest bit more caramel and you’re entering barleywine territory.

3.8
fiulijn (20372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
Can from The Gull, North Vancouver
Golden color, clean, with medium head. Delicate aroma of malt and stone fruit. Full bodied, malty, but lean, some toffee but luckily with no caramel; balanced bitterness, the hopping provides some resins, but it’s not very bright.
Solid IIPA, not a modern one beware.

3.4
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
Light bronze. Thin head. Earthy and slightly cheesy aroma. On the palate, a sweetish malt character that shows a touch of caramel. With a bit of crystal malt chewiness, a fair bit of bitterness and some alcohol in the finish as well, this is a bit of an old school IIPA.

3.2
fiery_1 (927) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017
355ml can @ Matt’s. Pours a clear copper colour with a tiny white head. Nose is sweet malty with a hop resinous note. Flavour is sweet and boozy with a hop twist that fades to a hop bitterness of the fruity pith variety. I feel this is too boozy for what it’s trying to be. Many others of the style manage to mask the booze quite well.

3.9
jonno (2751) - JAPAN - MAY 3, 2017
Big old school, boozy TIPA. Big orange and grapefruit flavours with some spruce and weed. Very straight forward. A clean, hop vehicle. Doesn’t really go anywhere, but gets you your hops.

2.5
geologyguy (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 Smell is Citrusy mostly...taste is a bit more on the flowery side...bitter and flowery mouthfeel/after taste..thick flowery...good with a sip here and there but harder with quick sips...its weird cause it?s good and bad at the same time....good of drink slow...bad if drink fast....had at art bat with john


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