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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Ascension is deceptively well balanced and smooth. Featuring a moderately sweet palate, this beer offers strong notes of caramel, citrus, grapefruit, passion fruit and tangerine. Aged eight months in stainless.
Editors Note: ABV has varied between batches

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle from Downtown Spirits, Seattle
The metallic tag on the neck says "Spring 2014", and its 11.9%

Hazy copper color with compact head. The aroma has some malt and hop but its mild. The flavor is much better, with a good combination of pale malt and hops; its still a bit oily, full bodied, with evident but nice alcohol perception, and the hopping is quite resiny.
Very good, extreme but interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Waxed 11.9% 2014 22oz pours transparent copper with a white almost non-existent head. The aroma is malty and lemon-citrus. The flavor is malty, spicy, and cashewy, and citrusy, but not really amazingly hoppy or malty. The malty sweetness and citrusy spice are well balanced, with a super long bitter hop spice finish that comtains peppermint and a warmth that can only mean the high alcohol has been well masked. The body is active and the finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2628) - JAPAN - JUL 17, 2014
Getting lots of different numbers for the ABV on this - 12/15/18? Anyway, it hit hard. Sweet and malt heavy a bit flat on the hops but they are there on the back end. Solid, but doesnt offer a lot in terms of how little you can drink before you are blotto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Amber in color clear with a thin head. The hops come off pretty strong but not triple IPA quantity. I was hoping for more hops Pop. This was just not big enough for a triple. The high alcohol is good but the hops do not back up the big malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13837) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Draft - Tropical fruit, grass and some yeast. Hazy gold with a decent white head. Fruity esters, booze and some pithy bitterness. Big flavors all around, lingering bitterness and booze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Sadly, not one of the good ones of the Alta series, which typically are some of Two Beers best. This one is boozy, with high alcohol heat. Indeed, alcohol is the primary flavor. Once you get past that, a lot of resiny hops. Not much bitterness. The flavor is worse than DFH 120, and yet clocks in at <12% ABV on my bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nealblind (1770) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Aroma of food sourdough stale bread some stank hops tonnes of carmel malt Tastes planty bitter also intense malt. Insta-heartburn. Some alcohol heat on the end Sticky resinous palate some alcohol drying. didnt like the hop melange on this one- columbus and super galena

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle, 2014 version, ABV knocked way back to 11.9. Pours a medium golden color, slightly cloudy. Aroma is citrus and fruit, nice but a little light for such a big beer. Flavor is surprisingly balanced with the malt and hops. A little resinous. Decent amount of complex, but subtle flavors keep it interesting. Hops make themselves known mostly late in the middle and long into the finish, with the bitterness coming in strong and staying on the palate. This is far smoother than I would have thought, which I like. Pretty easy to drink, but not terribly distinctive given the price. Nice to have tried it. Ill let the 2013 18 percent ABV versions cellar for at least a few years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber of 2014 Vintage (11.9%, #609/2000). Orange and gold colored in appearance with a half-inch of suds and foam. Mostly citrus peel, tropical fruit and caramel malt sweetness in the aroma. The flavor starts with a strong dose of mandarin orange, pineapple and resiny hops bitterness along with some pine, malt and mild alcohol burn to round things out. The body is a tad syrupy with low carbonation and more booze and citrus in the finish. Lots of different hops characteristics although it overwhelms the palate at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12314) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
22oz bottle @Chris for Tampa Wkly Gathering-white bubbles-gold. A-fruit/resin/spice, med malt. T-fruit/resin/spice hops, med malt-caramel. Some fusal alcohol on the nose.

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