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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2650) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
tasting on 3/19/11. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. citrus hop nose. big hop flavor throughout the mouth but falls a bit towards the back. grapefruit notes linger. dry bitter finish with more citrus notes. overall a hop forward IIPA w/o a lot of malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11346) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
A decent IPA, not as West-Coast as it could be with the big malt backing it gets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Pours from can, huge grapefruit notes, tropical flowers. Formed nice beige foamy head. Flavour was of grapefruit and pine resins with tropical fruity notes with a bit of field grass. Lacing nice and alcohol has small hint of burn, with a slight caramel character. Mouthful is full bodied and sticky. Huge beer, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3790) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy deep golden, lighter than I expected for a DIPA. Fine creamy off white head with nice lasting lacing. Modest hop aroma and some sweet maltiness. Hop flavors were a little muted but it was plenty bitter. Actuall I am not sure it can keep up with the Imperial Red in this department. Syne they were trying to be careful not to infringe on being a BW but this only a small notch above many IPAs I’ve had. Nicy bitter, fairly balanced and good, just not very daring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Smells like marmelade on toast with more hops, a little more assertive. Earthy and lightly fruity. Pours hazy orange golden, not much head or lace. Marmelade, toast, dough, mango, peach, earthy, floral/peppery notes, light alcohol. Light citrus as well. Clean, dry, pleasantly fruity iipa. Drinks well, tastes nice, is enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
thanks bvc! Little gummy spongy aroma, caramel base is almost too strong. thin bodied, weak sauce. pine and sunflower seeds. lovely lingering leafy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
22oz capped brought back by a co-worker. Clear bright caramel golden with white small head and larger fish eyed bubbles. Nose is quite light for a dipa...cramel grapefruit, hints of pineapple, bread, resinous pine and grass. Light orange tea, bitter pine, citrus pith, zest, bready malt, caramel. Warms quite a bit on the way down. Taste like a bitter. Solid and glad to try it, but don’t feel an urge to seek it out again soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2010
22. Thanks alex! Pours a cloudy orangeish medium amber. Loose creamy tan head. Big toast orange and grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Marmalade on toast on the mid palate. Long bitter piney resin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kaneohebay (2) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010 does not count
Excellent IPA. Compares to Maui Big Swell IPA BUT NOT AS AGRESSIVE. I love this beer and will be back. At the Brew Pub in Bend, the servers were top notch. The food was excellent. For a small brew pub you Ave got to stop here and try it. Aloha your Maui Beer snob, Kenika

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