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RATINGS: 1199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This mammoth IPA is defined by generous quantities of premium hops and balanced with a premium selection of English malt. Traditionally unfiltered IPAs lead to the slight haze appearance. An extensive dry-hopping process contributes to its very intense floral hop aroma. The IPA is unfiltered and as always, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact. If youre at the brewery youll be able to guess what style of beer every brewer has in his hand. THE BEER YOU'VE BEEN TRAINING FOR!

Malt: 2 Row, Pale Malt, Munich, 70-80 Crystal, Wheat

Hops: Columbus, Golding

Dry Hop: Columbus, Golding

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2008
pale orange pour with a decent head. nice cirus hop aroma with a hint of grass to it. flavor was nicely balanced. slight sweetness with a nice hop finish. grassy and smoothly bitter in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 25, 2008
One of many bonus bottles from unclemattie in a recent trade. Thanks! The pour was a very nice looking pale amber color with a perfect, slightly creamy, one-finger tall head that provided decent lacing. The aroma was citrus fruits with plenty of pineapple and mango softening it up. Theres also sweet, biscuity malts and some light pine. The flavor was a sweet blend of oranges, pineapple and sugary malts. A nice amount of pine hops brings down the hammer nicely in the back. The mouthfeel is very nice and the finish is clean. Really nice. Thanks again!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2008
pours a bubbly gold with mild head. carbonated mouthfeel with more mild hops than you would think out of an IPA, tasted at bruisin ales, good sessionable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigDavesBwg (22) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2008
This was recommended by a server at the Sweetwater brewery lounge (Thanks Jess). Sampled during the cask ale tasting. Held a nice foamy head, slightly cloudy, decent lacing and tracers. Intense hop nose, close to overdose level unless you are a true hophead. A very good IPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
good stuff. on tap at a jock and jills in atlanta. bartender recommended it. it was good. i kept drinking it. he gave me a frozen mug though, i hate that.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy of goldtwins. Pours a hazy peach with an explosion of loose, frothy, ecru head that leaves behind sticky, wispy lace. Even pouring down the side of the glass results in a glass filled with 10% liquid and 90% head. The last time that this happened to me was with Founders Black Rye, and I was not disappointed by what I experienced after waiting patiently for the head to subside. The nose is a big hit of citric hops (fresh grapefruit and blood orange) with a solid, pale malt backing. Medium-bodied and creamy-slick, with a big, lingering, bitter finish. The flavor follows the nose, but isnt quite as bright and fresh. Theres also a bit of an herbal note to the hops that isnt present on the nose. This is a very solid IPA and one that Id be likely to buy again if given the opportunity. If you like big citric hops, this is one definitely worth trying. Thanks again, Larry!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2008
This beer poors a slightly hazy orange color with a rapidly diminishing white head. Aroma is very nice, sweet, tons of floral hops and plesant. Flavor is intensely hoppy, a little weak in the malt backbone but all in all a nicely balanced and drinkable ipa

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy copper with big ivory head and a few floaties. The aroma is lots of fruity hops, with notes of apricot, pineapple, very light grapefruit; theres also a touch of sweet malt. The flavor is semi-sweet malt, which combines with the slight fruitiness of the hops very well. The beer isnt all that bitter, but has plenty of hop flavor. There are some floral tones, and it gets a bit earthy toward the finish. This is very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Thanks to shp555 for this. Pours a hazy orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma of orange and lemon, some light pine, and some faint brown sugar, maybe a trace of white chocolate. Big tart lemony hop flavor, with some bitter grapefruit tingling the throat and breadcrust coated in brown sugar for the malt. Definitely tangy. Finishes with a nice grapefruit bitterness, with a roasted almond fade. Medium, just shy of light bodied, and a good creamy mouthfeel. A little on the tangy citrus side for me, but still not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 bottle courtesy of ucusty...thanks! pours a hazy brown shade of copper topped with a fluffy off white head. giant aroma of grapefruit even before my nose hits the glass...hints of pine and brown sugar but mostly grapefruit skins and flesh. the palate is a bit on the sweet side but not overwhelmingly so...more grapefruit and caramel flavors with some hoppy spiciness and yeasty dryness. really simple straight forward beer...nothing flashy or complex. if i lived in GA this would be my go to brew especially fresh from the taps!3.7

second fresh bottle from ucusty. this time around theres an odd vegetal note in the flavor. im also picking up malt powder and ashiness... more malt than hops in this one...3.6

bottle from tbs/tbc...rating stands. caramel sugary hops with a bunch of grapefruit in the aftertaste. solid...


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