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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Very popular. A complex hopping method where each hop addition is double the previous amount. More hops in the hopback and then two dry-hop sessions. The second dry-hop session is with whole hops and oak chips. 1.093 OG 10.75%ABV


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Growler thanks to hopsleeroy on BA. Thanks Lee! Pours clearish golden with a white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Smell is huge perfume-like hop aroma like fresh hop cones, a slight herbaceous smell and some slight vanilla/oak. Huge, sweet hoppy flavor. Fresh hops and pine cones all over the flavor. Vanilla and dry oakiness as well. So easy to drink this one, I could hardly tell it was 11%. Basically it was like squeezing juice right out of the hops into my mouth.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - APR 22, 2009
Growler courtesy of tpd975. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is like sticking your head into a bag of the best hops and reefer in the world with notes of apricot, orange, and lemon with a solid dose of pine. Taste is more hops and reefer. Medium mouthfeel with an insaine amount of bitterness and smooth as hell alcohol. This beer is in no way balanced but I love hops and thats what this beer is all about. A damn fine brew.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
badgerfan9501 (9) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2010 does not count
Phenomenal aroma from the start. First few sips were almost too strong for me, but after that, it was hoppy goodness. Well balanced. Only negative is its hard to find.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
benpage (2) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011 does not count
Possibly the best IPA I’ve ever had. A triple IPA, yet so smooth and balanced. My benchmark for big IPAs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bhightow01 (44) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Clearish straw yellow, huge fluffy sticky, rocky head leaves an impression on the glass and is truly spectacular. Fluffy nose, yeasty and minty, highly aromatic and spicy hops. Baby powder feel through the most original ingredient blending, sweet, resinous and cedary, which is an element I truly dig in IPAs. Very perfumey. The taste is not quite as impressive. We’re facing chewy hops that are well-flavored and still cedary/flowery, but more dominant, sappy and like an hopstick rather than a poem. Medium-full bodied, soft to moderate expanding carbonation.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Croux (29) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Beautiful, beautiful beer in every way. Delicate hop aroma, but unbelievably pretty, this might be the perfect ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2010
rating #200 for this amazing brew! 22oz bomber FRESH from south bay. pours a beautiful honey-gold with a full, creamy white head and beautiful, drippy lace. aroma is absolutely stupendous with huge tropical fruit notes of pineapple, peach, tangerine, mango, and prickly pear backed by juicy grapefruit and orange citrus, massive pine resins, and hints of dank grass and sweet, maple syrupy, malts. flavor is truly nothing short of perfect with the massively juicy citrus hop notes of white grapefruit and navel orange taking a front seat to the tropical fruits present in the aroma and backed by prickly, spicy, herbal hops and fresh spruce. the bite of the fresh hops is beautifully balanced by the smooth, subtle vanilla and oak hints and sweetness of the toffee/caramel malts. palate is full bodied, and sticky with great carbonation and a long, lingering finish. wonderfully bitter and fruity yet balanced and effortless to drink despite the 11%. overall, a world class DIPA and one of the best i’ve ever tasted.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Pours amber orange with solid white, fluffy head. Aroma is a huge citrus hop burst, with lots of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. The taste is like you would be chewing on a hop pellet, huge hops up front including citrusy lemon, grapefruit, orange, and some mango, that leads into a nice caramel sweetness and bitters perfectly at the end. A hop bomb that is balanced amazingly well, awesome beer!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 Fresh ass growler thanks to Rich. Clear burnt orange pour with a frothy white head. All kinds of tropical hop and malt aromas. Delicious. Tropical fruits: orange, papaya, and mango, mixed seamlessly with grassy/piney hops that are supported by an a super smooth caramel malt backbone.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Thanks to jbtice0315 for picking this up fresh for me in SD! Cheers Jesse! ABV 11% Poured to New Belgium globe. A: Pours a clear golden ale with superb clarity. Fine white single finger head dissipates in a minute or so to leave a thick sheet of meringue foam. Consistent carbonation evident through the ale. Spider web lacing on glass. S: Pine, sweet alcohol, bubble gum, grapefruit, citrus rinds. Alcohol a hint more evident than I would prefer, but nonetheless, yummy. T: See above. Add bitterness so acute the glands behind my jaw. Just what I’ve been looking for in an Impy IPA lately. Been through Hopslam, Pliny, etc. This is fantastic! I think I might prefer it. M: Medium body, medium carbonation. Clearly slicks the palate while cold. As it warms, the body of my mouth is dried. Pleasant. D: This is among the best, no question. I think the hype matches this beer appropriately. Worth seeking, but not a 1200 miles journey (or global: see PtY). Serving type: bottle 02-20-2011


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