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RATINGS: 525   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. You’re in for one helluva experience!

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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.

3.9
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2006
12 oz bottle thanks to my secret santa! the bottle exudes a mixture of english and west-coast hops, and an aroma of pale and crystal malts struggle their way through the hops. beautiful lacing and carbonation (light bubbles) and a slightly paler-than-amber body. bitter but not caustic, malty but nowhere near sweet. it’s balanced, almost too balanced, nothing really leaps out except that it’s a big beer. enjoyable, and really drinkable for a big IPA.

4.2
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Aroma is as good as it gets--tons of great citrus hops---love it! Cloud copper color with little head. The palate is medium to full with perfect carbonation. Very bitter hop bite right up front and again in the end. Nutty in the middle with a great malt backbone. Excellent brew.

3.9
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Ouch! This be a bona fide hop bomb here. It pours a deep copper body with a large spongy ecru head. Amazingly, vast quantities of pine, sour oranges, grapefruit, and zest of lemon are able to force their way through and dig into the sinus cavities like a steel nut pick doused in acid gone mad. (Nice lacing, by the by.) The flavor begins with a big mouthful of caramel, but that’s quickly displaced by the intense hop bitterness that the nut picking wantonly promised. The tongue starts to burn with a fierce bitterness midway through and probably won’t stop burning until tomorrow. This is what we hop-heads are looking for when we want a double IPA! This is why we will outlast those who favor the dark side!

This is, all in all, a nice little ale.

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4
RAYBOY01 (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2006
This monster possesses quite a bitter bite! Great looking coppery pour with a moderate white head. What a huge hoppy nasal karate chop...pine and grapefruit. At least I’m no longer congested. The senseless violence continues with a bitter bitch slap of pine resins and citrus juices, quickly followed by a caramel sucker punch. I’m still reeling from the malty mugging I’ve just endured...but, I’M GOING BACK IN!

4
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Bottle thanks to buckybeer. Pours clear orange with medium head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine and perfume hops. Taste is big hops with a little bit of malt sweetness to finish, which keeps it from leaving a harsh aftertaste. Oh, so good.

4.5
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Aroma is filled with great hops.Pours a brownish red with little head.Very good malt,hop balance.Medium mouthfeel with a bitter hop finish.This was a great IIPA.

3.9
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Purchased at Steve’s in Madison. Enjoyed this and HopSlam with Thanksgiving dinner. Clearly this was the better of the two, and reminded me quite a bit of Dreadnaught. Pours a yellow/copper color with notes of mango, apricot, and citrus on the nose. Leads into a considerable hop bite, but not abrasive. Well crafted.

3.7
jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Sampled at Dutch 70’s "Tasting in the Woods; Part Deux". Clear copper with a white head. Very floral PacNW hop aroma (smells like Simcoe and Amarillo). Big caramel toastiness, heavy pine and grapefruit. Bitter and resinous. Full, round and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation.

4
Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2006
12 oz Bottle Coutesy of my Mother In Law. Citrus hop aroma on the nose. Darker cooper color body with off white head and some lacing. Got a good citrus grapefruit citrus flavor at the start. A malt presence appeared in the middle of beer that took away some crisp flavor. But it also held back a stong hop bitterness I’ve found in some of these imperial’s. Smooth enjoyable IPA from the Badger State.


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