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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Deep gold pour with orange tinges. White head. Flavors of tropical fruit, mandarin oranges, sweet malty backbone. Pretty damn good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Associated Supermarket, Bushwicck growler: Pours an amber color with a whitish head. Aroma is citrus, flower, berry, and caramel malts. Taste is somewhat sweet. Alcohol is well covered. Some complexity and intermingling amongst the hop varietals. Not bad. Pretty easy to drink for a DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LKay (104) - Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2013
Heavy IPA. More of a bold IPA than a grapefruit fresh beer. A little huskies than I hoped.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bomber from Total Wine in Jensen Beach. Pours an orangey-copper with an orange-white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has heavy pine and citrus with a solid resinous presence ... and caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel with a strong piney/citrusy hop presence. Quite sweet with a bunch of bitter. Very rough and sticky. Some alcohol noted. Shrug? It was 8 months old, perhaps it would have been more smoothed out and balanced new? The components are there, but needed to be blended better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (360) - - APR 12, 2013
On tap at Ashley's. pretty nice. Nice hoppy aroma and good balance. Nothing crazy original but good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2013
Tasting at Red White and Bleu. Dark copper with white head. Aroma is unsweetened iced tea. Unexpected and odd. Taste has dull hops, floral and pine. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (774) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
Caramel aroma. earthy, woody, amber, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2657) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a Hazy amber with a thick off white head. Grassy aroma. Intense floral hops with a sweet malt backbone. Nice DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pith (123) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours dark gold with foamish cream head. Aroma in back is alcoholic caramel smell with sweet flower hops. Taste is pleasant mix together of simultaneous flower sweet hops and caramel increasing and taking over to a toffee roundness then a lingering hop bite aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2013
This one poured a lighter orange color with an off white head. Aroma was earth, soap, light orange peel and caramel. Flavor was very bitter but in an astringent soapy way, not a good way, with too much caramel getting through too.


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