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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our Imperial or Double IPA is a brew not to be taken lightly. Crafted in small batches from the finest European malts and American hops. A huge earthy hop aroma is followed by a pleasant caramel sweetness. Four hop varieties round out this perfectly balanced beer that is sure to warm your soul and for that we offer No Apologies!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Wet herbal, earthy hoppiness flavors and bitters this efficient Double IPA’s honeyed maltiness. A very flavorful and complex hop bomb from Blue Point which offers exactly what you expect from this bold American style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear pale bronze.
-The nose could have been better defined, but it remains highly competent in attracting the hop lover into this alpha-potent brew.
-The hop flavors range from orangey to leafy to wooden and dry.
-Maltiness offers some sweetness, but is mostly there to support the hop fireworks display.
-Alcohol is well concealed.

On tap at Tap NY.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2007
On tap. Clear orange, off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral, slight pear. Flavor is tangerine, taffee (Sugar Daddy Candy), band-aids, hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
Sampled from a growler: Pours a transparent copper orange with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Has a nice, fresh citrusy and piny hoppy aroma with good sweet malty notes. Starts with a decent caramely malty sweetness but has a touch of phenolic, almost rubbery flavor before showing some grapefruity flavor. Would be a real nice double IPA if not for the off-flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 11, 2007
Tap at BP and growler. The growlers aroma had faded a good bit but at BP the hops were fairly strong and fresh. The growler had some yeasty phenols that stood out. Pine and floral hop start and fiish. Malty middle with a moderately bitter semi-dry finish. Medium to full bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2007
Draft at HDG. Orange with a small head. Orange citrusy buttery aroma. Buttery plastic flavor. Hops are bland. Finish is bland. Buttery bandaid notes. Not a great beer.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 1, 2007
Draft @ HDG. Orange with a small head. Aroma is tangerine, orange and band-aid. Taste is a bit plasticy with a sharp alcohol sting. Hops are a bit bland and muted but tastes like they were fresh at some point. There should be some sort of appology for this but at least they are trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Cask @ Goodbar. Rich gold, thin white head. Nose is caramel, piney resin, some citrus, brown sugar. Flavor is caramel, resin, very bitter, orange rind. Lots of caramel in the bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Draught at the tap room...Unfiltered, hazy, copper-colored body with a lasting, off-white head of tiny bubbles. Malty sweet, hoppy and bitter aroma. It is not comoplex, but well-balanced. It has a sweet, almost ticky flavor with a hit of bitter hops for balance. The finish is also pleasantly bitter, but also has a bit of astringency. Heavy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Growler from hopson. Clear orange/amber glow to it. Small lacing type head. Fruit aroma to this one. The taste was slightly fruity with earthy hops and some alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied and easy drinkin’. Glad I got a chance to try this one. Thanks, Kyle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2007
This was good. Got it out of the tap at Pizza Plant...Highly reccomend. Cool ruby red purple color, smells of centennial hops, really smooth going down with a great initial bitterness. Great beer. I think people will enjoy this.


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