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95
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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. Youre in for one helluva experience!

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Clear amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is apricot, pine, bread and caramel. The flavor is pine, peach and fairly dry. Medium body with a dry and bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. Aroma is of strong hops, tipping over to the penicillin-like aroma that dominated GIs IIPA, in fact, it almost smelled like animal urine. You might think that such a comment would warrant a rating of 1, but I could still detect the goodness behind it (and it was only a hint of urine :) ). In the mouth, it was full and well-carbonated, but the flavor was more muted than I would have guessed. It was more hops and less urine/penicillin.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with an average white head. Bountiful aroma of grapefruit and pine. Flavor of hops and caramel malt does not live up to the aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Can I get a "Whatever" for all this IIPA clones. Just like Hopslam, Hopjuice, Hopcum, etc. I suppose with all these hop beers it is just when you sample them. Yea a ruby color beer pours with a dedent head. Strong hop aroma and taste, citrus. Very dry finish. Been there done that.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2006
Meant as the next step up Bitter Woman from Hell. Darker color and a far more aggressive hop character to it. More hops is fine, but not when the malt cant blanace it out. The hop profile just leaves a sharp character to the overall quality of the beer. I can appreciate a good IIPA, but not an obvious attempt to toss in large amounts of bittering hops for hops sake. Thinner than expected, overly sharp and uninspiring hop profile and weak malt character. Maybe I had a poor bottle and I will have to re-rate at some point. Other than that, way over-hyped in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Bottle from Holdenn, as an extra. Pretty typical IIPA aroma, not overly assertive, piney, with a solid malt backbone. Reminiscent of Stoudts IIPA methinks. Decent dark orange pour with a small lacing head. Aroma is malt forward initially, settling into a bitter, dry dry pumelo taste. Little complexity evident, but quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Aroma opens up intensely with grapefruit and other penetrating citrus aromas. Less piny. Caramel flavors are the first I detect, but thatsm quickly trumped by the citrus grapefruit bitterness of the hops. Finishes bitter (duh) and drier than I expected. Flavors are well blended. Great hops all over the place, with the malt as an afterthough. Unfortunately, I demind a slight bit more malt flavors, even in IIPAs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark amber color with a very thin white cream. Some lacing. Aroma is rich resiny hops. Flavor is resiny hops with a solid, rich malt backbone and a good touch of alcohol. Body is sticky and resiny. Nice but not something I can drink a lot of.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Medium sized tan head, excellent retention, creamy apearence with a coating lace that really lasts. Clear, deep copper colored ale, a real looker! Surprisingly mild hop nose, citrus, fruit, melons, lemon,a hint of bubble gum and honey though all were fairly subdued. Body is medium with a clean hop resiny palate. Good hop flavors, grapefruit, pine, lightly floral and a hint metallic with some earthy notes as well. Mildly sweet maltiness showing up in the background. Big, hoppy, biting finish Very nice, just short of exceptional. Thanks to Ohiodad for the trade!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Clear copper with slight off-white head. Nose is floral and citrusy, full of grapefruit - awesome. Light mouthfeel. Taste is huge hop bitterness with nice grapefruit taste. A great IPA.


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