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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange, mandarin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [280908]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of grass, hops, grapefruit, and caramel - lovely hoppy. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of hops, grass, and grapefruit, leading to a very dry grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
Bottled@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, peach, flowery and wooden hops along with some rather grassy notes. Flavour is much the same. Mild nectary notes in the finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours a clear amber golden with a rough off-white head. Caramel, fruits, hops and alcohol in the nose. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base that balances the distinct bitterness and alcohol rather nicely. But perhaps the hop profile is not the most sophisticated. 210908

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23483) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear reddish amber, mid-sized head. Aroma of citrus peel and blood grape. Sweet, soapy and perfumy with medium-full body. Some light caramel and black currant, well rounded mouthfeel. The bitterness is strong, but never assaulting. It imay be well sweet, and there are certainly American beers that has both more intense and more delicious hop character. The soft mouthfeel and good balance however lifts it several notches.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2010
Bottle. Vinous hop aroma, slightly grassy. Cloudy dark orange colour. Small creamy white head. The flavour is quite hoppy, and also vinous. OK combination between grassy hops and vinousness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14405) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks Mike), pours a hazy golden with a large white head. Nose brings out hop resins, pine and a light caramely bready malt. Flavour is more or less the same, with resinous and piney hops, hop oils and lightly caramelized bready malt. Well-balanced and chewy. A really nice, drinkable IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14092) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head. Floral aroma backed by a bit of roast caramel. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. This is not a NW hop bomb, but it is a hop bomb. The flavor is all over hop. Lots of fruit. Lots of floral. I think this could be used as preservative. Just excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with slick texture. Heavy smooth bittersweet grapefruit flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration.This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2008
GABF 2008 poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of pine, earthiness, orange, grapefruit and light straw. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry fin ish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and grapefruit rind with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

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