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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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A big IPA with a huge bite. Peoples Award Winner 3 Years running a the Spring Beer & Wine Festival, Portland, OR.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bob4beer (4) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - MAY 18, 2006 does not count
I loved this beer. Not only is it an interesting IPA but the overall front to back flavors in the mouth are not overpowering. Though I thought that it was a high alcohol brew I did not detect it from the taste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermaker (2) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2006 does not count
Great Beer, I am impressed with the flavor. Not over-powering for an imperial. Nice head with lacing. So good I took a growler with me for later!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2010
Astoria Brewing Company--Bitter Bitch Imperial I.P.A.--2010 Release. On Tap at Brewpub and 64 oz. Growler purchased off tap. 8.20% ABV--100+ IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Dense lacy off white head. Cloudy hazed rich dark amber orange color. Rich earthy sweet floral hop front. Crisp crusty hop infused resinous caramel pine earthy malty body. Balanced earthy mild citrus bitter hop spice clean end. Sampled 4/12/2010. Growler--$16.00.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Portland trip. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a hazy caramel color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma was strong sweet pineapple and grapefruit. The flavor was strong and crisp bitter grapefruit that had great oomph and a solid undertone of brown sugary. Long bitter hoppy finish. Fairly full bodied. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Growler from the brewpub. Outstanding Imperial India Pale Ale. Dry and bitter. Crisp with a bite from start to finish. Citrus grapefruit, caramel and pine flavors. Strong hops throughout. Long bitter finish, a bit harsh with a touch of an alcohol burn. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
This was listed on the card as an Imperial IPA. It is a really impressive IPA nonetheless. Lots of hoppy citrus flavors, hufe hop aromas, the are fragrant and surround your nose throughout the entire pint. 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2007
On tap. Light amber color, huge hoppy nose. Dry on the palate with mega flavor. This is a refreshing I2 that would be great on a hot day. Sit boo boo, sit. Good bitch.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11491) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Strong hop aroma. Perhaps a combo of floral and pine. Possibly 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. I vote for pine and floral. Light carbonation. Full bodied. Good malt backbone. Dry, bitter finish. Leaves the mouth redolent of pine. Perhaps a bit of citrus sour at the back of the mouth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2008
Tap at brewpub.
Wow, this was one fine IPA! Pours an average cheddar orange with an aroma of biting grapefruit and bitter hops. Flavor is sour, mouth-puckering floral hops with a bitter grapefruit finish. Slight hints of pine slip between the cracks as well. Thick and pleasant mouthfeel. Nice surprise; wasn’t really expecting it to be this tasty. Glad to see it’s highly rated by others as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
On tap at the brewpub, also sampled at the Spring Beer Fest in Portland. Hazy red-orange with an orange-tinted head. Intensely hoppy aroma featuring citrus rind and mango, some coniferous undertones. Earthy toffee malt supports a rich bath of hop character: lots of tropical fruit and resin. Heavy mouthfeel, oily, with an intensely bitter finish. So good!


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