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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Bottle: † Thick and hazy dirty amber, light to moderate frothy sandy head, so-so lacing. † Heavily caramel biscuity sweet aroma, slight overcooked vegetables detract. † Not as offensive on the tongue. † Pale caramel, minor overcooked vegetables, a little citrusy, but not biting. † Comes across more as a weak American Barley Wine. † Moderate body and mouthfeel. † Strong sweet tea, caramel, and citrus peel on the finish. † Canít tell its 10% which is nice, but the overcooked vegetable aspect takes away from the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - hazy orange beer with no foam left; fresh piney and earthy hoppiness with notes of apricots; very tasty, lively; full-bodied and with hugely bitter; very dry fruity hoppy finish - great stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Pours amber with off white head. Smells of dried fruit. Taste is similar to aroma with light bitter. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mbutler91c (19) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Very nice representation of the style. Pours a copper/brown with half-inch head. Aroma of fresh hops but not so much on the initial mouth feel. Has a lingering flavor that produces more hops as it lingers. All in all...nicely done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darwenus (908) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
I like this. Itís like a heavily hopped, IPA version of an American strong ale. It pours a hazy, deep peach color with a frothy head, and average carbonation. Rich, malty aroma. The flavor is a woody, sweet caramel thatís not overshadowed by the big, tart hop character. This one leans to the malt side in a big way, and it was a nice change after several nights of extra bitter IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3225) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours an orange/amber color with a medium size creamy tan head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, grapefruit, lemon zest, and caramel malt. Taste has lots of citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, caramel malt, and floral hop bitterness towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (700) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Donít remember much about this beer other than what I put in my notes. Smell is all malts. Pours to the brown side of orange. Too, too, too sweet for style. I wrote the word "malts" multiple times in my notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5730) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Rich copper and light amber coloured body with a rich, thick three centimetre tall tan head - nice. Aroma of tons of bright grapefruity and piney hops with some resin, tons of alcohol and some sugars. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hop flavours throughout with a ton of pine, resin, alcohol, malt, sugars and a bit of nice light fruits. Aftertaste shows some nice sweetness, plentiful amounts of alcohol and a lot of nice and pungent hops. Overall, a very nice Imperial IPA with some great flavours and a good sweetness - some complexity, but not in the league of some of the other ones. Still, this is nice to sample and well worth searching out. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased yesterday at Foragerís Cafe in Brooklyn (DUMBO), New York, New York on 13-July-2013 for US$13.29 sampled on the train back to Washington on 14-July-2013.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopTsing (568) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
From the tap came a hazy, golden brew with a white head. Mostly malty aroma. Full bodied with a well balanced malt/hop mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1814) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Tap @ Savory Grain. Date night with hubby makes all beer better. Pineapple upside down cake. More on the sweet/perfumy side. A little bitterness creeps in for the ending.

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