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RATINGS: 543   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
naivepegasus (388) - USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours a very light orange, slightly cloudy, with about two fingers of just-off-whtie very foamy head. The nose is a punch in the face of syrupy hops with a hint of caramel. Nice mouthfeel, it starts off with a caramel sweetness that morphs into a nice crisp and sharp bitter aftertaste. This is pretty good, though I wouldn’t mind it being more overtly hoppy.


4.8
Teamhowie (1) - - AUG 11, 2017 does not count
Awesome bottle and a very smooth taste - bottle looks great - would highly recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Hammy78 (974) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle was given to me from my brother in law. Pours a clear golden, copper, white head dies leaving sheets of lace. Nose is sweet floral citrus hops, good caramel background. Tastes sweet, grapefruit hop bitterness. Quite sweet. I like it.

3.5
screigh (743) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2017
Pours a slight hazy with about quarter inch white creamy head. Head disappears but leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet but crisp aroma. Sweet up front and a lingering pithy bitterness

4.2
phranq (249) - - AUG 1, 2017
Awesome! Tropical fruit and pineapple in the nose and tatse. Gives way to a thick bittersweet finish.

4.3
MaBeer1972 (2081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bomber from the brewpub shop. Poured into a snifter. A cloudy deep orange color with a frothy white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Lots of juicy citrus and pine. Creamy mouthfeel. Very well balanced and smooth. Nice finish. I suppose I need to go back to Indiana again.

3.3
Arayaga2 (2199) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Opaque apricot color with a dense white head. Aroma is tangerine and candied orange peel. Taste is the same, and cloyingly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
garroch (63) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Poured from a bottle that a mule dropped off behind a dumpster. Orange-copper with mild haze, thick persistent lacey head. Malts, resin and stone fruit on the nose. Taste is orange, pith, peach and plum, some almond esters. Booze is present but wouldn't suggest this high an ABV. Fine carbonation blooms over time. Medium to heavy body; thick and chewy and a bit oily. Finish is tangerine, malts, and leathery bitterness. Really complex, classic American style IPA. Excellent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
salvaticas (827) - - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle pour. Pours a pale amber. Heavy malts on the nose. Medium bodied - heavy bitterness, solid malt and hop mix. Great finish. Really good.

3.7
MrBunn (2836) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2017
Bomber. Pours a medium gold with a very slight haze and a big frothy head. Aromas are faintly honey-like without much of a hops presence. Flavor is booze bomb with a bit of hops... it’s really interesting, but not maybe the end all of beer-geek-dom. There is quite a bit of sweetness to this beer, but not enough of a hops presence for it to balance well as a DIPA. It’s definitely unique, but odd.

4.3
superspak (5672) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2017
22 ounce bottle into signature teku glass, bottled on 6/15/2017. Pours slightly hazy golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, papaya, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, honey, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.6%. Overall this is an incredible DIPA! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the balanced bitter/drying finish. Very vibrant, juicy, and lightly dank hops; great malt balance, without being overly sweet or heavy feeling. Feels like a slightly sweeter Dreadnaught. Very similar on hop profile and bitterness. A highly enjoyable offering.


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