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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
You’ve got to try this gold-medal winning Imperial IPA! Over 100 IBUs and 8.7% abv

HopHead won a Bronze medal at the 2008 GABF!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - AUG 13, 2012
Delicious. This one works really well. The nose is floral hops, grassy resins, slight malt at the back end. Well balanced hops take over but its awesome, they got the recipe just right

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raphael (1122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Sometimes a beer just hits you right. floral crush of hops, some citrus, some resin, full spectrum, with some peach-honey on the edge, and the beer this comes out of is lighter than I’d expect, yellow beginning to orange. thin white head. light and smooth in the mouth but definite. an unsweet malt heaviness behind the flavor, hops more of the resin side, sharp hop edge but well-balanced.definite warming. balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle. Amber with fair head. Aroma is hop and malt and not extreme. Flavour has noticeable ABV level, strong hops and good malt base. Not spectacular enough to make me think Imperial is a good thing. I am trending back to big hops, balanced malt and session able ABV levels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours clear golden yellow/brass. Aroma of resinous hops, herbal notes, pine, orange peel, and caramel malts. Flavour the same. Nice, full bodied, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dnbthompson (39) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2012
This beer has changed over time. The old Hop Head was a cloudy, citrus flavored Imperial IPA. Now appears filtered and more of a resin like IPA. Too bad. This was a local favorite when available. The alcohol was masked in earlier version now dominates the palate. Tawnya the brewer has left...things change. But...if you are in town....it still is worth the price on Tuesday locals night!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Bomber served in a tulip. Pours dark orange with a slight haze, medium-sized head of good retention and bubbly lacing. Sofft aromas of orange, pine, grass, light malt, and earthy spice. Also some cotton candy and big-time floral notes as it warms. Medium sweet, mild bitter flavor. Balanced but the bitterness grows. Medium body, heavy texture, low carbonation, and a balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, piney & resinous hops, butter and substantial caramel malt backing. Flavour is more subdued on the fruits, with more herbal / hempy hops, some pine and resin, with buttery malts. Beautifully balanced and finishes with herbally hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2011
22 oz bottle. Clear golden with a white head and visible carbonation. Big citrus, pine and cotton candy aroma. Flavor is lots of bitterness with a balanced, smooth malt presence. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, bitter finish. This is a nice IIPA, big citrus/pine character and very balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle... Poured pale golden with a white head. Nose had a lovely, NW hop floralness. In the flavor the hops played like pine, citrus, and grass. Wonderfully balanced with a decent malt flavor going on too. Crisp and refreshing with some cereal grains, yeast esters, peppercorns, root-grass, and earthy hop spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 2, 2011
Malty nose, not as hoppy on the aroma. Hazey gold in color. Sweet with a lightly earthy hop finish.

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