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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Big Imperial IPA with a robust, malty, and hop profile that is perfectly balanced with the high alcohol content brewed with double the amount of 2 Row Barley Victory, Munich and Crystal Malts. We use the best hops available to create this IPA on steroids. Remember two pints is all you get!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
On tap at Big E, pours a dark cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Nose brings out a mix of caramel malt upfront and resinous hops struggling to balance. Flavour is on the sweet maltier side for a IIPA, with caramel malt, candied sugar, and resinous hops failing to provide enough bitterness and hoppiness. Sort of like a IIPA / barleywine hybrid. Good, but sweeter than I care for in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Draft - Nose is mild and fruity with a bit of orange peel. Clear gold with a rich creamy of white head. Sweet fruity and pine pine notes with a balanced malt sweetness. Finish is slightly fruity sweet with a touch of booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2007
on tap-pours a ? head and amber color. Aroma is mild caramel. Taste is caramel-medium malt, secondary citrus hops. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some skunky herbs, caramel, earthy, and some citrus. Tastes of toasted caramel, lighter earthiness, and a lighter fruitiness. Light alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 15, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear copper, creamy beige head, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, crystal and caramel sweetness, light pine, touch of peppery spicyness, fruity citrus, just enough bitterness to add balance while letting the hop flavor shine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2010
On tap at the brewery/brewpub. Pours clear deep copper with lasting frothy tan head. The mild aroma has spices and citrus and comes up pretty short for the style. It is smooth soft mild and subtle which describes brews of a tamer more gentle style. The flavor pushes across the palate pretty full in body bringing up soft notes, for the style, spicy hops and modestly tart grapefruit hops. It smoothes out even more to midway seeming dangerously drinkable. It closes with moderate levels of citrus and pine hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7581) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Draft at the brewpub. Caramel gold body with essentially no head at all. Very little nose, either--shocking for a DIPA. With the brewer standing there as we sampled it, he pointed out that the kick sneaks up on ya, but didnít seem in too much of a hurry to comment on huge body, flavor, or nose--and by DIPA standards, there isnít. The nose is very neutral and the mid-palate is subdued except for nice big piney notes, which persist to the finish. I could drink a bunch of this stuff, partly because itís so incognito on the way to the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Draft@ Ellersick. Clear amber with a frothy tan head. Very nice piney, floral hop aroma with sweet caramel. Frothy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Good balance of bittersweet floral and citrusy hops on a sweet toasted caramel malty base. Very good IPA, and by far the best beer from these guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6153) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Had on tap at Brouwers. Poured orange with a small head. Aroma was minimal for an imperial. It did have some caramel malt with a little hoppy funk. Flavor is a straight forward caramel matiness backed up by a bit of honey and some woody and herbal hops. Very drinkable, as at 9.5% this could be dangerous. A very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2008
On draught at the brewery taproom in Lynnwood, Washington. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and stick lacing. Aroma of fruity and roasted caramel malt, additional fruits of green apple, citrus zest and a little touch of herbal spice. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation with a nice balance of green apple, caramel malt and some piney hops. Finish is semi-sweet, mildly bitter with a fine apple and caramel aftertaste. Only two pints allowed - Aww Man?!! Now I have to stop by again for another two pints.

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