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Astoria Bitter Bitch Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
A big IPA with a huge bite. Peoples Award Winner 3 Years running a the Spring Beer & Wine Festival, Portland, OR.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Super bitter!!! 100+ IBU’s!!! May be the most bitter beer I have ever tasted. Sampled at the downtown Astoria tap room.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9594) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
At the Portland International Beerfest, Saturday June 25, 2015.
Clear deep amber color, teal head. Bitter, pith, citrus taste. Pith aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hoppy, pith scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Draft - Sweet caramel and grapefruit. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Clear copper with a beige head. Sweet caramel and grapefruit notes, lots of bitterness but fairly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
On tap at Wet Dog Cafe / Astoria Brewing, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma is strong, with notes of resinous and piney hops, and caramel malts. Flavour is extremely robust and intense, with loads of woody resinous hops and just enough malt to back. Loads of IBUs on this one showing their full colours. Almost too intense - certainly a kick in the face. Excellent, but only for extreme hopheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
Thanks for this surprise, jonny! 12oz can. Pours a supremely chunky burnt orange with a thin, white cap. So many suspended chunks!!! They're settling into a swamp of grey matter. Aroma of maple, fruit juice, flowers. Taste is very bitter, with a tart balance. Super dry finish. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Canned. Dark red-brown with a ton of multi sized particles floating throughout. Light tan head is massive, pillowy, and long lasting. Spicy pine resin nose with grapefruit zest, light graham cracker, and some mild cocoa. Moderately-high bitterness with a mildly sweet caramel malt backbone, though it definitely leans towards the bitter, leathery end of the spectrum. Resinous, sticky texture. Thanks to my in laws for bringing this back from Oregon!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Strong hop aroma a combo of floral and pine and citrus lurks. Really nice smell. Very hazy deep amber color with a white head that quickly filmed. The hop flavor is strong and mixed, at the start. Light carbonation. Full bodied. Good malt backbone. Dry, bitter finish of pine. Bold, and masks the alcohol quite well, a very great example of a beer that has fresh hops and a supremely backed up malt character. Nice! http://www.yelp.com/biz/wet-dog-cafe-astoria

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep amber pour. The aroma is intensely hoppy. Fresh pine resin and spruce. Aggressive resinous bitterness. Enamel-peeling really. A little bit of fruit and a lot of bitterness. Pretty solid IIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
 On tap at The Horse Brass Pub. Served in a 5 oz. taster. Appearance is dark amber, extremely hazy, with a thin, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, & subtle. Doesn’t really explode with aroma. Flavor is bitter upfront, with a sweet mid-palate; bitter, resiny aftertaste in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, silky, easy to drink. Overall: not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft. Perfect name for this beer. Yeah it’s bitter....and it’s rough and rude like a bitch.Overall this is a tasty beer but probably could really excel with some refinement. Nice work Astoria.

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