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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This complex double India pale ale has an intense citrus and floral hop aroma balanced by a velvety malt body which has been augmented with lactose milk sugar. With this different take on an IPA we have brewed an ale that is both pleasing to drink and, once again, “not normal.” Cheers! 100 IBU 11.0%ABV (used to be 9.5%)

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3.6
MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This portly Double IPA relies on a titillating citrusy and floral hop signature to enliven its almost thickset honeyed cereals.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam surfs the nearly clear amber.
-This is another wonderful IPA perfume from the guys at Three Floyd’s.
-The finishing resinous hop bitterness is quite pleasant.
-This is not as polished as their Dreadnaught, and perhaps less drinkable as well.
-The prickly carbonation is comfortable on the tongue, helping to alleviate some of the body’s heft.

Bottle.

4.2
Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle courtesy of HOPSHUNTER. Thanks for hunting this one down. Pours deep gold with copper hues and thin white head. The aroma is full of pine hops, a bit of resin and grassiness as well. There’s light notes of sweet sugary malts too. The taste begins with a quick pulse of sweet malts moving into bold pine and resiny hop bitterness where the sweet malts just don’t let go or give up in the face of all those hops. It gets sticky with malts well beneath the onslaught of hoppy resiny goodness. The touch of malts and lactose add very nicely to the big bold pine, grassy, a bit resiny and grapefruit like hop soup. Wow! Terrific IIPA.

3.8
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2009
22, thanks, BVC! Pours clear gold with a lacy off-white head. Tropical fruit and tangerines in the aroma and taste.

3.7
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle courtesy of davinci. Poured deep hazy copper. Nose is resiny and standard grapefruit, with something "wet" lurking back there. Kind of like cream of mushroom soup, in a pleasant way. Taste is actually a slight sweet malt to start, followed by an assault of piney hops. As it warms, the lactose makes it’s appearance in the finish as a condensed milk/dulche de leche flavor that is interesting. FInishes slightly boozy. Really interesting take on a DIPA. Thanks, beejay

3.7
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured gold with a white head and spotted lace. aroma was pine, citrus, and butterscotch. flavor was pine, citrus, hops, and very sweet. light body with low carbonation.

3.9
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Thanks to Hopshunter for the share. Pours clear amber orange with white head. Nose is pine, citrus, slight floral hops, honey, and sweetness/ lactose. Flavor is pine bite, lactose/ sweetness, with sweet malt up front and behind. Medium bodied and finishes with lingering sweetness. A winner from FFF.

3.4
deyholla (12034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with an off white head that laces nicely. Aroma is full of citrus notes, particularly orange rind and an undertone of floral note. A surprising malty/grainy flavor in the beginning, but a citrus and piney hop flavor dominates till the finish. A bit thick on the tongue.

3.7
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, white head, golden in color. The smell is citrus, hops, fruits, and caramel. The taste is fruits, hops, some citrus, and good.

3.8
sebletitje (10287) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2009
courtesy of hopshunter pours cloudy golden, white head. Aroma is hoppy, light lactose note and caramel. Flavor, lots of hops, even more so than Dreadnaught followed by sweet lactose, then covered by pine/spicy hops for a thick mouthfeel. Smooth and yet keeps a nice enjoyable bitterness. Notes of caramel and spicy finsih.

3.8
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Thanks bdigital! Pours bright orange with a white/orange head. The aroma is sweet caramel, and piney with peach and sugary hints of lactose. The flavor is very sweet peaches, nectarines, followed by a big piney bitter finish. A little too sweet for me, but still very tasty.


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