RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Not quite an imperial, but certainly not a standard India pale ale. Our double IPA is a hop lovers dream. Citrusy and clean with an incredible finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Pours a watery light golden color with a faint bubbly ring. Aroma is wet dog, light hops and citrus, and light cereal grain. Taste is light bitter, a pretty watered down hoppiness. It tastes like a watered-down IPA, and not even close to being a DIPA. Their APA is hoppier. I love ST........but this was a disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light amber color that is clear and has very little white head but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is of light grapefruit and citrus with light notes of pine. Taste is similar with some grapefruit and pine and light malt to balance it out. This beer finishes very clean. Alcohol is very well hidden and it just glides across the tongue effortlessly. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3044) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
From a bottle poured a clear straw color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Lightly citric nose, pale golden color, minor lacing and head. Taste leads with highly acidic citric hops, finishes with slightly unpleasant astringency. I guess Id drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
33 cl. bottle from lbutikken, Copenhagen. Pour is clear amber topped with a nice white head. The nose is classic american hopped. Lots of flowering notes blanded with citric and piney notes and finally alot of malts to gather it all. Its good old classic, nothing sticking out, nothing to be surprised by and nothing to complain about. The mouthfeel is pretty fat and creamy with a taste that is dominated by the sweetness from the malts and the bitterness from the hops. The finish is not that long, and fates out with a harch sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kestral (506) - rnes, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2010
bottle@Hndverkerstuene. Pours a clear, deep golden yellow with a finger of off white head, loads of bubbles racing to the surface. Aroma is filled with tropical fruits. Sweet citrus, more orange than lemon, apricots, passionfruit, ripe mango. Its like smelling a mixed tropical fruit juice or canned fruits with a punch. No caramel or sugary sweetness to be found. Awesome. Its definitely hop forward on the gontue as well, but a stable and unintrusive sweetness keeps the bitterness under control. Very fruity and harmonic. Drinkable and somehow unagressive. Long resinous bitter finish. Body is medium to light. Dry. Mellow but noticable carbonation. This is a solid, well crafted beer. Its a hop bomb, but not cat piss, and not a sticky malt affair like a lot of DIPAs. Rock solid, if a bit safe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2010
Small bottle from Vinmonopolet. Lovely grass and pines, fat pine seed oil. Peppermint. A benchmark double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors.
Aroma: A big dose of resinous, piney hops greets you right up front. There are definitely some herbal notes in there but also a little wet dog and vegetal note. Lets hope the taste features more of the hops.
Appearance: The color is a light orange with some gold and a small, foamy white head. The head settles down to a thin white sheet across the top.
Taste: There are lots of citric and herbal hops, but it is surprisingly neither overpowering or cloyingly sweet. The brewer actually used some restraint with the malt resulting in a brew that has surprisingly good balance. Expect the aforementioned hop notes along with a little almost bready malt. There is a slight pale malt sweetness that is quickly washed away by bitter hops.
Palate: The medium body is lighter than expected and definitely welcomed. Average but constant carbonation ensures there is some head all the way to the bottom of the glass. And of course the finish is bitter, but at a moderate pace.
Overall: Not over the top or dramatic, just plain good. Definitely worth seeking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of citrus (sweet and bitter), some earthy elements, Tastes dry and citrussy with some astringency on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a hazy pale orange with a thin, white top. Smell is grapefruit, kiwi, white currants and hints of grass. Taste is dry and crisp, with grapefruit, lime, cactus and grassy hops as main elements. Very sharp, and not at all as fruity as many American DIPAs tend to be. Bitter grapefruit/grassy hop finish that starts early and lasts for quite a while. This is perhaps a bit too dry and citrus-like for my liking, but nevertheless Southern Tier is once again being creative and I got to give props for that.

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