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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!

CelticBrew's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4458) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Shared in a joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours hzzy gold with a white head. Good lacing. Nose of tropical fruit and citrus. Full in body. Alcohol in mouth feel but not bad. Flavor is intense with the fruit citus, and some pine arrives. Earthy, bitter finish. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6212) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Bright orange gold with a steady white layer of foam. Tropical fruit dominates the aroma and the flavor. This has 100 IBUs? Uh, no. At almost 60 F it did get a little more bitter with some grapefruit. This beer was dangerously easy to drink. Really nice to enjoy despite the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (362) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bomber from brewery. What a find. Nice fruity and juicy aroma. Smells fresh as you can expect. Slightly resony but not overwhelming. In love with this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3927) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
31 oct 2014, bottle. Amber. Nose is granola malt and mild pine hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Grassy hops, mildly sweet. Nothing special for a double ipa but decent enough for a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5170) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a crisp golden color topped with a white head. Nose is pine onion and citrus hops. Taste is as the nose with a good hop mix onion tropical fruit and sweetness from the malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2014 "pretty light in color and medium bodied. very floral piney aroma with an undercurrent of tropical fruit (i say peach)...also present in the flavor. reminded me a little of sculpin but not as refined. it was quite good, though, and highly quaffable for a double."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
In short: A smooth and very fruity blonde IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh soon after receiving it from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Cloudy glowing blonde body topped by a small white head.
In long: The hoppy nose is mostly fruity-tropical with also floral notes. In mouth the beer has a doughy texture and with a lively carbonation, kind of a belgian-like mouthfeel. Taste is rather smooth for the style and size of the beer. Soft white bread, very juicy pale color fruits of all kinds, flower petals. A bit sweet but the sweetness is very sweet fresh fruits so at the end I really didn’t mind the sweetness. Bitterness intensity is relatively low for the style which makes the small alcohol bite more apparent. An enjoyable offering. This is not a Double IPA for the bitterness and intensity lover, this is not an intense beer, smooth and round, both refreshing and nourishing at the same time. Two things USA are great at, brewing IPAs and playing baseball, USA makes the best IPAs in the word and they have won each and every baseball World Series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
On draught at Tin Bucket. Slightly hazy yellowish golden color. Aroma is sweet tropical fruit and pine. Taste is caramel, guava, mango, pine, and grapefruit. Sweet, resinous palate with a pleasing dose of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw hue with fizzy white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of sugar, citrus, melon, strawberry, pine. Mouthfeel is nice with medium body and moderate carbonation. Taste is sweet initially with a nice hop bitterness following and sweet dry finish with a CO2 bite. Overall this is really nice I2PA that is in no way overly bitter but instead has a great hop essence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bomber from Belmont Station. Pours translucent gold with a creamy white head. Aroma has lots of fruit, and a little pine/citrus. Full bodied. Instant hop burn beginning. Flavor is fruit, citrus, gets some caramel, then goes fairly earthy. And then resin/pine pops up. It’s quite fruity, has fair amount of caramel, and is bitter indeed, tho not bitingly so. Amazing good ale.

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