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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Notch 9 gets its unusual name from the 8 throttle notch positions on a locomotive, with each one delivering progressively more power. Notch 9 ratchets it higher. It is an unfiltered double IPA with a citrusy aroma from a crazy amount of dry-hops. As it flows over your tongue, you’ll sense grapefruit and pine. It washes down with a dry crisp finish. Incredibly smooth and straw in color, it delivers the goods on strength.

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4.1
williamsre19 (1) - Cheasapeke, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2017 does not count
Can pour. This is one of my favorite double IPAs. You can definitely taste the citrus aroma.

2.7
nimbleprop (9022) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2017
On tap at Smartmouth, pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose has candle, orange zest, honey, some perfume. FLavor is sweet with malt and candy, orange... not much else. Finishes hot and boozy. A total mess.

3.7
smroush (311) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2017
A variety of hop aromas- citrus, mostly orange, pine and just a touch of floral aromas. Malt is subdued, just providing some bread aroma and a slight bit of caramel. The color is a light amber with a light cloudiness; the head is small and off-white. Taste is a bit alcohol sweet and fairly hop bitter. Body is full to medium; high alcohol level is readily apparent though not overly boozy; texture is oily/creamy; finish is long and hoppy. Overall a good,solid double IPA; I like the wide variety of hop flavors.

3.7
VastActiv (8082) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Tap at Humboldt Steel Corporation, Norfolk. Colour is slightly cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors. Fruits, grape, some pine, hops and malts.

4.6
tsd08460 (1300) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Can from one of the Warrenton Shell convenience stores Aroma: citrus, caramel, pine Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

3.8
solidfunk (9787) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Grapefruit and some pine. Hazy orange pour with decent head and good lacing like basket weaving. Bitter finish. Light herbal vibe. Can.

3.8
jgb9348 (6640) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Clear golden coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall head that fades fairly fast. Aroma of resin, tropical fruits, pine, light earth, citrus and way more sticky resin - very nice. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive resinous and sweet sticky flavours at first with some subdued pine, a touch of grain, light earth and a nice mellow citrus flavour near the end. Aftertaste shows some grass, hay, resin, tropical fruits, earth and a faint amount of alcohol, but this is all about the resin, a touch of pine and tropical fruits - very unaware of the high alcohol content or the fact that it’s an Imperial IPA - this is nice and very easy to drink for the style! Overall, a nice beer that shows well and has some great resinous, piney and tropical fruit based hop notes throughout. I sampled this on draught in a thirty two ounce growler fill a few hours ago on 19-November-2016 for US$5,00 at Whole Foods in Fair Lakes (Fairfax), Virginia sampled at home in Washington just a few hours later for another great deal on tap!

3.6
Maverick34 (3408) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Canned. Cloudy yellow pour. Sticky pine resin and grapefruit. Some malts. Pretty decent

3.3
hershiser2 (3879) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Can from Wine Warehouse, $2.30. Pours orangy with no head, white gunk floating in there. Heft hop aroma. Grapefruit, green hops in the taste. Strong as hell too. Thankfully not syrupy.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Draft. Small off-white head with clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, light perfume, peach. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grapefruit rind, orange, light pineapple. Medium body, some acidity, resin.


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