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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial IPA has an assertive aroma of sticky, resinous Summit hops. A complex flavor profile includes notes of grapefruit, lemon peel, and spruce. Though the flavor focus is on hops, a trio of malts provides a balance to the beer, creating a delicious level of palatability. Hints of caramel, toffee, and freshly-baked biscuits are also apparent in the flavor profile.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
A nice happy aroma of citrus and pine, taste of sweet fruit and citrus, very drinkable dipa, nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1454) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Clear brew with a orange colour. Hops, resin and citrus on the aroma but I also get a certain yeasty note that I donít enjoy. Resinous, some sweetness and a full body make this a decent brew but I find something off about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
njnut (419) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured into shaker glass a orangey amber. Cloudy with no head, a white film. The smallest of lacing. Aroma was not the citrus blast I was expecting. It was there but I got more pine and floral. It reminded me of being in Jerseyís pine barrens on a early erik day. Taste was pine resins, malts and some citrus. Citrus grew in finish. A small amount of alcohol at the tail end but not much, seems balanced. Lighter to medium body, slick. Nice effort and enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12oz bottle - pours an orangey/gold with thin white head . Mild pine and juicy citrus aromas . Taste is grapefruit meets tangerine . Mild bitterness . One of the better offerings I've had from Arcadia . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (1863) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On draft at Danís on February 14. The pour is a nice gold-ish amber with a nice white film of head. The lace is pretty decent as well. The aroma is big on citrus and hops. It then fades almost to a sweet, hop-induced funk. The flavor doesnít do the aroma justice. It starts off sweet, too sweet. It then moves through a brief citrusy hoppiness thatís rather good, but fades quickly to an overly-bitter finish. There is a strong grassy note on the bitterness at the end as well. The mouth feel is pretty decent, but the aftertaste lingers and lingers. Were it better, it would be welcome, but this one doesnít taste as great as you would like. As such, itís solid on the palate. I just wish it tasted better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4720) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
bottle. Deep golden with small head. Medium malt body. Light pepperiness. Big hops, both citrus and piney. Quite a bit of booze to this, especially as it warms.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ricksterdu (39) - - OCT 16, 2013
This beer has a bad aftertaste of alcohol. The aftertaste is similar to gin or vodka. I paid $13 for a 4 pack that says hop rocket on the bottle. I barely tasted any hops. Poor effort in my professional opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (2610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
A really unique ipa with a hopps I have never tasted. Really fruity and very strong alcohol contact. Really refesjing and smells hoppy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 8, 2014 Bottle: Dark amber-orange hybrid with a quickly dispersing, white head. The beer looks quite thick on the pour. Aroma is very hoppy, full of citrus, pine, with a light white pepper-esque finish. The first sip is very sharp, warm, and spicy. Almost like peppercorns thrown on top of heavy, dank, hot hop resins. Rubbing alcohol flavor as the beer warms. Some sweeter malts in the end with just a little bit of citrus... But youíre left with a scraping bitterness. Thick, gritty body. Very harsh and not good at concealing the alcohol. Not really my thing, here.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rpitteng (15) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Pours a deep amber, almost orange. Fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops out front, followed by pine and some floral. Very balanced for an IPA. Taste follows the nose with a lingering sweet citrus floral finish. We?ll rounded, and not overpowering. Good imperial IPA.


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