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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In Ventura, good things come from the South in the Summer. In this case, in the form of our big Double India Pale Ale featuring Hops from Australia and New Zealand and Patagonia Caramel malt from Chile. Double dry-hopping provides aroma to a dominant hop profile of citrus and gooseberries with just enough malt backbone to support the aggressive hopping. 19P 103 IBU 9 SRM

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
14th August 2016
Hazy deep gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and soft, reasonable fine carbonation. Soft and creamy sweet malts. Mild hop skunk. Floral orange blends well with bitterish marmalade. Punchy tangerine. Some hop spice. Smooth finish. Spicy orange linger. Nicely fruity hop.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 1, 2016
Moderate haze, deep marigold hue. Nice frothy head. Aroma has a little diacetyl, lime, maybe cheesy hops. The flavor contains some of this too -- cheddar, sourdough, tangerine. Good cakelike malt sweetness somewhat balances strong lingering bitterness. A little rough.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dez1974 (8) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
What a difference a brewer makes! This is a surprisingly fruity IPA. Tons of it. Also a tad creamy with some significant kick of hops as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Sample at the taproom. The beer is a copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates gradually. Sticky strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with fruit and malt notes. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, fruit and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/17/15] Draught at The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay. Clear deep golden. Aroma of piney and slightly fruity hops. Flavor has some sweetish malt, lots of piney hops and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a clear gold with a big head. Aroma is juicy citrucy hops and some caramel malts. Taste is a initial pop of caramel malt then the citrus hops take over. Its a pretty malty but juicy citrucy hop. Its pretty good but hard to nail down any other dipa characters besides the usual hops and malt. I will say it is well made but not very defined or memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is bitter, taste is hoppy, citrus, not a bad ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8381) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fresh piney hops, sweet caramel malts, faint fruity notes, and a nice lingering bitterness. A throwback to the malts double IPAs from 5 years ago, but well executed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Sweet candy grapefruit orange and tangerine flavor. Vanilla notes. Delicious .Poured from draft at Barrelhouse 101 in Ventura, California

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaMason (27) - - FEB 1, 2014
Vintage: 2013 Appearance: Rich, Translucent Copper verging on amber; Fluffy, off-white head; Fast dissipating; Good Lace; Minimal Carbonation activity. Smell: Dank; Honey; Grapefruit; Orange Rind; Caramel Malts; Taste: Light Caramel; Honey; Citrus in back; Short finish lacks the nice lingering bitterness. Mouth-feel: Medium Carbonation; Slightly syrupyhoney like; medium body Overall: Really good malt-forward DIPA; Many will enjoy this beer, but its a little too syrupy and malty for me. The wonderful aroma is not held up by the taste


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