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RATINGS: 185   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!


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
The beer was orange amber in color, with a large three finger thick head. The aroma was very hoppy and loaded with tropical fruits like mango and papaya. The taste was a bit of a step down from the potent smell, as there was relatively low bitterness up front. I could taste some spicy and herbal hops, and toasted caramel malts, and both were well balanced. The finish was somewhat floral and delicate. The alcohol was well hidden, and the beer did not produce a lot of burn. The body was just thicker than medium, and a little sticky. I like my DIPAs aggressively bitter, and this wasn’t quite that.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drsandman (216) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap @ Top Hops. All malt, hold the hops? Some sweet spruce, no bite at all, not that I need any bite (in fact some of the best have none) but there is no hop character IMHO, really really sweet for an IIPA. Not sure I follow, perhaps it was an off keg / pour. Color was copper with off white head. Super sweet & gooey, sweet malt bomb.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kjsofield (2) - Lafayette, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
The description is better than the taste. A little too sweet in the fisnish. Very nice color and head though. On draft at The Malt House NYC

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1469) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Excellent combination of rich malt and several hops in blend. Bombastic label will keep you reading for 20 minutes!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (192) - - APR 18, 2014
Flaska. Doft av marsipan i början. Den doften klingar fort av o sedan en mycket svag doft. Smak av björnklister o sött godis o bra beska. Tyvärr så slår alkoholen igenom rätt ordenligt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (229) - - APR 18, 2014
Först mild doft av frukter å gräs samt lite trä. Smakar söta torkade frukter å mycjet malt. Mycket Jordkällare . Tyvär efter kort stund övergår ölen i glasen till alkoholrika smaker. Synd .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2014
Hazy golden copper color with heavy lacing. Grape fruity smell citrus taste mild bitterness. Awesome ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nj_BierMaven (98) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pours a hazy copper-golden, thick head, leaves substantial lacing on the glass. Not the overpowering hop aroma of some Imperial IPAs, but pleasant hoppy aroma. Malt profile that balances the hop bitterness is what shines for me on this one, and the resinous mouthfeel, bordering oily. Vanilla, apricot, not-quite butterscotch flavor balanced enjoyable by the malts. A bit of a grapefruity and orange flavor going on. Outstanding ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Draught@Oliver Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Hazy orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is resin, spruce, citrus, mild diacetylic notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is resiny, toffeeish, fruity citrusy and quite big on the bitter side of it. Still very pleasant flavour, though I’m not a big hophead.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bomber bottle. Thanks brother. Twas the night before Christmas, and this beer poured a golden honey color. Aroma of floral hops, caramel, biscuit. Medium to heavy body. Medium bitterness. Has big malty backbone. With generous floral pine hops. A mouthful of a dipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - 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.   Can’t tell its 10% which is nice, but the overcooked vegetable aspect takes away from the experience.



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