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Brewed By: Russian River Brewing Company

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Number of Ratings: 7228

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA (DIPA / IIPA)

Brewed In: 725 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

ABV: 8%

IBU: 100

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Tasting Notes

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twotones8 profile picturetwotones8 - February 20, 2012
Would consider to be more of a cult following. Excellent nose piney and citrus with an appearance of sweetness not to be taken too seriously. Beautiful body opaque fire orange with a light cream head that lingers with great retention. Upon sipping a mouth full of bitter that washes through followed by the slightest sweetness that in my opinion is exactly what this beer stands for and lives up to its true style
thirsty_penguin profile picturethirsty_penguin - February 20, 2012
Very bitter. Smells a little like weed and has a basily taste.
Smoothas profile pictureSmoothas - February 17, 2012
Great balance with no bitterness of lesser-brewed Imperial IPAs. Notes of pine and grapefruit. Simply one of the best beers on the US.
fr5ed profile picturefr5ed - February 13, 2012
Surpassed only by his nephew - Pliny the Younger. Mmmm.
mouland profile picturemouland - February 11, 2012
Tasted good for a high alcohol ipa. Slightly overrated. Would order again
evolutionary profile pictureevolutionary - February 10, 2012
Not as good as hop slam but still a great beer. Very clean and hoppy. Sweet smell but a bit bitter.
jdamico311 profile picturejdamico311 - February 8, 2012
Yup , the hype is real my friends
tobywitte profile picturetobywitte - February 7, 2012
Very light for a double/imperial. Excellent hoppy flavor that isn't at all overpowered by the 8%. Notes of grapefruit and citrus to finish.
Albie9 profile pictureAlbie9 - February 6, 2012
Really is the best beer ever, great balance of hops and flavor with a lasting, powerful finish. Even the color is spot on, the bottle is pretty cool too. The hype is for real
Joe*3/7 profile pictureJoe*3/7 - February 4, 2012
Believe the hype! Very high gravity, but nice feel. Sweet start with a hoppy finish. Well worth the effort to find.
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