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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Only 120 precious barrels were brewed, adding more than half a ton of extra malt and twice the amount of Amarillo hops, so prepare your self for a full sensory explosion. The double dry-hop addition elevates the grapefruit-like aroma and flavor to an outrageous intensity, while the added malt raises the alcohol level from 7% all the way to 10% by volume.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
06-Mar-12 (22-oz bottle)
Not one of the more hoppy Imperial IPAs, this one seems to emphasize the sweet malt more than the hops. In fact, the malts are quite sweet, very caramely, somewhat toasty, and lightly earthy in the finish, while the hops are heavily weighted toward orange citrus and sweet pine, but only moderate in bitterness. Itís a fairly fruity beer as well, showing ripe stone and tropical fruits and orange marmalade. The nose is also sweet-smelling, fruity, caramely, and quite toasty. On the palate, the beer is full bodied and a bit sugary, but the carbonation is on the low side, and itís clearly not brewed to full dryness. The beer pours very hazy and golden-orange in color, with a thin sheet of off-white head that fades to a thin ring. Overall, this is a tasty and enjoyable beer, but itís sweet and caramely, so if you like íem dry and very hoppy, this probably shouldnít be high on your list to seek out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2014
On tap in Madison. Bright orange straw in cilor. Good size head. Very citrus smelling. Orange maybe. Extremely bitter tasting. Cross between grapefruit and an orange. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (401) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2014
On tap at Brews Brothers in Madison. Orange gold cot with nice white head. Very floral aroma. This beer has an amazing floral and slightly tropical flavor. Sweet malt comes through as it warms. Long bitter finish with a strong oily feel. Warms well. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2009) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft into a baby tulip - nose is citrus and caramel. Sip adds grapefruit with an almost rye aftertaste. Light body at first whilst sipping but gets heavier shortly afterwards. I have stopped commenting on appearance for a long time but this lacing is phenomenal. Odd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mandylee (44) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Great amber pour with a perfect frothy head. Great fresh aroma. Super fresh citrus flavor with a strong grapefruit emphasis - super bitter! Iím not a big fan of bitter (so I marked it down a little) but they definitely did it well with this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Tap at Ale House. Pours copper brown with a big off white head. Aroma is grains, citrus, pineapple. Taste has some caramel, pineapple and citrus up front, which leads to a strong grassy bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (608) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Deep honey gold color. Large bubbly beige head. Light grainy toasted malt aroma. Toasted malt flavor has bittersweet backdrop and sweet malt flavor. Canít get it out of my head, like ELO!? Hard to believe this is 10% ABV. Great clinging lace. I want to go play a Doorís record and look at the label. All in all, a nice DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tommynh (19) - - APR 11, 2014
Not too bad but a bit light on the IPA taste, light scent and ok taste that fades fast, nothing bad to say but nothing really stands out either ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours clear gold orange with 2 finger white head. Aroma is faint, not picking up much at all, a bit creamy, light grapefruit. Taste is muchmore hoppy thhan the aroma, really long lingering bitterness,a bit harsh, dryy finish. Not bad not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2468) - Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/28/2014. Pours crystal clear bright orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity of citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Good complexity of juicy hop flavors and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
RSeltzer (9) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014 does not count
On tap at The Tap in Bloomington Ind. Gorgeous deep amber color with next to no head and minimal lacing. Grapefruit nose with a tad of high abv sweetness. Punch of bitter up front that lingers with malt and ends like an IPA should. This is an American beer.

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