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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Imperial IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ok, the concept for this beer is quite simple. Take our standard Bling IPA and pimp it to create a hop bomb at around 8.5% alc. The real challenge was creating an Imperial IPA that reeks of fresh, pungent hop aromas but doesn’t give the impression that it is trying to tear the teeth out of your jawbone. We do hope we got it right!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 330ml @Beer Hunters
Clear red color, small off-white head. Some citric hoppyness, a bit berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Citrus, some fruityness but overall a bit dry. It’s a bit over 3 months old bottle but feels like could be freshier. No bling bling found.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12459) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is treacle, pine resin and floral. Med body or better. Flavor is pine/resin, floral and hints of tobacco. Resiny hop grenade.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 330ml bottle (Hilpea Haukki, Helsinki)
Outrageously sweet caramelly aroma, but I do like the aroma, definitely nice aromatic fruity hops. Some yeasty meatiness in the retronasals. Sticky sweetness, treacle toffee, gack, it’s gluing my lips together! I do like he bitter hoppiness in the finish, but it is way too sticky. Some soapiness from the hops. A whole bottle of this sugar bomb is a physical struggle. Matti - your rating persuaded me to drink this, I blame you entirely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7558) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from City Beer. Pours copper with a decent beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a dry caramel malt flavor with a serious dose of hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Leijuva Lahna, bottled 12.06.2013
Sweet and fruity aroma with caramel and mango. Flavour is sweet with caramel, exotic fruits, juicy notes and toffee. Quite heavy and a bit too sweet, not bad still. Reminds me of Nøgne Ø #500.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Hilpeä Hauki, 20131001) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, fruitiness and floralness. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, fruitiness, malts, caramell and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, hoppy and bitter. This beer showed the typical problem of Double IPAs: strong hoppiness and high ABV result in somewhat glue-like overall impression.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
330ml bottle @ Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki

Bottled 12.06.13 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, syrup, fruity hops and citrus. Taste is sweetish, malty and caramely with notes of syrup and loads of fruity bitter hops. Finish is malty, caramely and sweetish with some stingy bitter hops. Pretty hoppy, but perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste. Quite similar to Nøgne’s #500, but not as perfectly balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4491) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle in Cairns Australia. Pours an orange copper with an off white head. Floral nose. Citrus flavors with some minty notes. Slight bitter finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle from Archive. Big and ballsy this beer ticks all the boxes from the great looking amber colour and deep head to the awesome hop packed flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Black Door, Helsinki. Colour is reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, grape, little crispy, hops and malts.


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