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RATINGS: 333   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.

DragonsHead's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2009
Thanx alot rob. This was a free case from galli distributing. my holiday partywas lame. this made it better. Nice big hop flavor. with a huge aftertaste....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2020) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-4-16. Fresh, citric aroma. Lemon and orange scents. Also peach and yellow plum (pitted fruit). Smells like a citric-flavored Toaster Strudel and dessert wine. Clear gold with some effervescence. Some haze in the final pour. Small amount of short-lasting, beige head. Simultaneously hoppy and malty. Sweet, malty taste: Marshmallow. Orange flavor; also tangerine and peach. Lightly bitter finish, but, overall, this beer is well on the sweet side for the style. It’s not cloyingly sweet, however. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, underwhelming. Too sweet and inoffensive, like so many other IPAs today. Rating number 2001.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5373) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Originally listed as Arcadia Hop Rocket 11th Anniversary Ale. Lightly hazed light amber color. Small diminished head of off-white bubbles. Orange citrus, resinous nose. Light fruit also in the background and a hint of caramel. Full, not quite mouth coating feel. Light fruit in the front. Some caramel and pepper gradually work their way in. Citric, acidic and a bit overbearing at times. Stomach is warming. Sometimes stronger is not better. Lacks balance. 3/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Troupis (194) - - MAY 10, 2016
Disappointing Imperial. Strong melon palate made it intriguing to drink but lacked the hop character of an imperial nor the aroma you want. On tap in Holland, MI. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5429) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma is pine, hops and a hint of nail polish. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, complex fruit, malts, tropical fruit and a mix of tart and bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (1004) - New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Bottled 12/17/15. Pours deep hazy orange, off white head. Aroma is tough to describe. Lemon, pine, some grapefruit, almost like a touch of bubblegum, a sweet almost toffee/sugar malt, slight dankness. Pretty nice. Flavor is burnt sugar, some residual sugar sweetness, again like this weird bubblegum note I get. Grapefruit, lemon, really like sugary, it?s sweet. Someild hop bitterness in the finish. Yea, residual sugar moreso in the finish, some booziness too. It?s good. Doesn?t blow my mind but it?s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7734) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Draft to taster at the Kalamazoo brewpub. Looks solid; a completely transparent deeper good with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes like a bittersweet malt bomb with notes of floral and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and slightly hot. Solid, but unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (12383) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CousinBrenden (128) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
Spicy almost some onion smell. Fresh so not bad. As fa as onin goes. Taste bitter some onion again and clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3200) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
Bottle at a bar. This one came out of nowhere! Poured a golden slight cloudy colour with a white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, malts, citrus, slight end of resins, pines hops bitterness. Pretty enjoyable now in the sun

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1089) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at a crappy bar. Poured into a tall chalice into a bright golden color. Very clear and transparent. A sticky spotty lacing with a white smooth head. A slightly off aroma of sticky dank citrus hops. A thick coating sip of strong citrus hop flavors. Actually a the biggest flavor is a thick sticky strong honey. Not very bitter honestly. Just a potent citrus and moderate strong alcohol. Big honey overall citrus feel. Not horrible.

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