RATINGS: 1322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2010
bottle. from Coles,but drank at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Another solid Hop offering from Southern Tier. Piney resiny hop aroma. Citrusy piney hops. Solid well balanced agressive hop flavor with enough malt backbone to reign it in. Very good. Southern Tier rating #41

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shonkers (15) - Parkland, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Finally. Had this wonderful concoction on tap previously, and been waiting on bottle distribution. That day has arrived, thank the Lord, and found a 6 Pack at my local Total Wine crying out to me to take home to use & abuse. Appearance is surprisingly light--almost a pils/lager look to it. Aroma? VERY light hops standards, focusing on the piney smell rather than the citrusy. Smell is lighter than one would expect from a DIPA. Taste? Innagoddadavida, baby!! A hops vine just sprouted out of the ground, grew to enormous Jack-in-the-Beanstalk proportions, and threaded its way through my tastebuds down my throat. Totally unexpected hoppy bitterness. "I like pleasure spiked with pain..." warbles Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Id have to agree. Palate? Surprisingly smooth and dry after the hops kick in the nads. Friends, Id recommend this fine ale to my associates, and Ill be sure to stock my beer cache with a sixer of this elixir. (That rhymes, kids.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nrresundby, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden honey yellow color, with a big frothy white head. Aroma is filled with juicy ctiric hops, grapefruit, some malt and some tropical notes. Flavor is of grapefruit and citric hops, along with some pine on the back of your tounge. I also get some malts, bread, peach and slight amount of tropcial fruit like pineapple, but not as much as in the aroma. Body is light to medium, with a dry mouthfeel. The alcohol is very well hidden, and not traceable at all. Sord of reminds me of a weaker version of their Hoppe. But overall a good DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Finally a DIPA that doesnt suck. Poured a clear yellow with a dense, rocky, cream colored head that had awesome retention and okay lace. Aroma is citrusy hops, fresh fruits, some ever so slight pale ale malt husks and grist in the aroma (sort of like dog food- but not in a bad way). Taste is sweet, citrusy, slight hop bitterness cut by tropical melons, cantaloupe, mango, cane sugar. Pretty yummy. 8+ abv is hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft. Pours golden with an off-white head. Flavor is mild bitterness with a nice sweet malt backbone and lots of citrus on the nose/palate. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4247) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
From bottle. Nice hoppy aroma one this one, with apricot, grapefruit, and pine resin. Woody. Sweet malt notes, too. Terrific nose. Golden amber clear body with thin white lacing head. Medium thick body, luscious, with medium carbonation. Starts with nice sweetness. Sugary with light caramel and biscuit, carbonic acidity, and great citrus and apricot sweetness. Finish is medium bitter with pine and citrus rind, lingering sugar. Light bitter after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22073) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso, courtesy of RJ - thank you sir! Bright golden yellow, edge head. Aroma of wet grass. Taste is very fresh and bright, easy to drink, with scant bitterness at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2294) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Another outstanding impy IPA! This one pours a dark golden color with a fairly thick and rich white head. The nose is full of hops, with hints of grass, resin, citrus and wood. The flavors are very bitter, dry and spicy, with lots of hops. There is a very nice balance going on here, too, with a light bready malt tone. The finish is once again very dry and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5917) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Location: Draft at Rattle N Hum, 7/25/10

Aroma: The nose is rather hoppy, with a good fruity presence, peach, resin/pine, and grapefruit
Appearance: The pour is rather light in color and clear, golden-yellow, thin head
Flavor: The taste is rather hoppy up-front with fruity sweetness sneaking into the finish
Palate: The palate on this one is dry, almost dusty, with a long finish, and average (plus) carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall, this was an interesting Double IPA from Southern Tier. It doesnt feel as "Southern Tiery" as their usual beers, if that makes any sense, but it works pretty well. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7549) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - 12 oz bottle. Light orange pour, sticky, white fluffy head that leaves a generous coat of lacing. Resiny aroma with plenty of spruce and a hint of cat urine. Fresh, stick to your rib flavors with strong grapefruit bitterness and a sweet back end of apricots. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Excellent.

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