RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Up next, we are crossing borders and boundaries with the latest Dank Tank creation - Border Hopper, with a little help from their friend, Seor Dank, who left his full bodied wife, Lupa, and their eight screaming babies in search of the freshest hop harvest in the land and the promise fields of Buford Highway. His censored journey began in the hop fields of Yakima where he scored some of the stickiest, freshest green hops, found a farmers daughter, and ended up in Atlanta where he deals his stash to the boys at SweetWater to create this highly aggressive, censored, and muy fresh double India pale ale. This brew is pushing the envelope as our newest addition to the series of rarely released, experimental beers. The double IPA, brewed with fresh Citra hops, is 8.6 percent ABV, comes in 22 ounce bottles and on draft and is best served fresh. But act fast because this stash wont last forever. Just like that rash you got in Tijuana, the Border Hopper will be gone just as soon as the next brewing itch needs to be scratched.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
on tap at Taco Mac, Windward. arrived to the table as a dark orange with a firm 1 finger white creamy head. the fresh citra hops really shine on the nose with big citrus and fruity aromas. medium smooth creamy body with more citrus hop notes along with some peach, apple and banana notes lingering through. there is a nice sweet malt backing to keep things balanced. bitter, sweet finish. wonderful fresh hop IIPA from Sweetwater.... check this one out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (5660) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Aroma is SERIOUSLY hoppy - it smells exactly like a fresh-cut pine tree and has just a touch of sour citrus. It pours a lovely clear golden amber with a decent and fairly persistent creamy off-white head. Flavor is like a liquid pine tree - this is definitely a must for hop fanatics! For all the hoppy flavor, though, it is only a little bit bitter and has a nice fruity undertone that has grapefruit and apple components. Texture is nice and ragged, quite fizzy, leaving behind a firm tingle and a hoppy, slightly fruity finish. Look for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2010
On tap at Perimeter Taco Mac (killed the keg). Poured a dark copper color with a large white head. Aroma is a wonderful blend of citrus & pine hops and a almost fruity aroma as well. The flavor matches with a very nice malty backbone. A nice smooth palate. Very impressed by this beer. Hoping I can find this a the store to get some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2010
22oz bomber. Pours a hazy golden amber with a big fluffy white head that recedes to a rocky collar with little lacing. Aroma is very sweet with tart green apples, spicy belgian yeast and definitely hints of flowers. Taste has a more biting and astringent tartness. Earthy, grassy yeast flavors mixed with pears and the hibiscus. The whole thing had a rose wine character. The mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent, light bodied and dry and yeasty in the finish. This is an interesting Belgian style beer but it doesnt come together completely for me. Like I mentioned earlier, tastes almost like a rose wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Ive now had both 22oz bottle and draft with similar results.Pours a murky burnt orange with a soapy white head.Nose is a beautiful blend of hops.Pine and herbal hops are present but mostly citrus hops.Tropical flavors of mango,pineapple and grapefruit shine bright!Taste is also very bright and tropical hops with a super creamy malt backbone.This is the finest wet-hop and maybe the best Sweetwater brew Ive come across.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (2155) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Brick Store Pub. Pours dark gold with a large beige head. The aroma is sweet citrus hops and caramel. The flavor is very bitter with an ample malt backbone. The palate is smooth and creamy, with a crisp finish. Intense hop profile, but well balanced and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 29, 2010
22oz bottle. reddish, murky, copper color. nice peachy, mandarin, sweetish, piney, fresh aroma. flavor is different that the usual. not sure ive had these citra hops before. piney and lemony but with a juicy fruit gum twist (or maybe the yellow "fruit stripe" zebra gum stuff). kinda nice for change. enjoyed this one better than terrapins fresh hop offering this year. 8.6% is hidden. well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Bomber, just released a few days ago, nice and fresh. Poured clear, golden with some amber hints. Aroma was a blast of citrusy hops, lots of pine, fresh and juicy. Citra is fitting name for this hop, very nice indeed. Flavors were a bit more toned down although didnt disappoint, big hop presence. Quite fruity with a long bitter finish. Just a touch of sweetness in there but otherwise no alcohol could be found. I like that the dudes at Sweetwater made a fresh hopped double, first one I have seen and they knocked it out of the park. Nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a white head. Aroma is caramel, some honey, a touch of pine, and nice fresh juicy hops. Flavor is honey, some caramel, really fruity citrus hops, and a nice juicy citrus finish.

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