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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dry hopped with whole leaf hops from the Yakima Valley, combined with Maris Otter English barley, which is floor-malted in age old tradition. A long maturation ensures plenty of flavour, with strong aromatics of grapefruit, tangerine and mango.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1370) - Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On draught at 27th Annual Oregon Brewers Festival. Dark golden color. Aroma is dank pine resin. Taste is caramel and pine, with some tart and bitter citrus notes. A little too bitter and dank for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap - light yellow and huge hop aroma nose. Has a sweet grapefruit aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Can, at Chuck’s place. Nice beer, great balance, caramel sweetness, rye backbone, hint of spice, and pine hop bitterness. All works well together.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (44) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Deep amber color, foamy and creamy off white head. Smells of caramel, nuts, toast, pine, citrus, and clove. Taste is sweet, malty with caramel, fading into a floral hop bitterness with an astringent finish. On the palate it is full bodied, creamy, and softly carbonated. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop and Eric. Deep amber iced tea appearance, powerful resin and honey aroma. Thick, sweet with caramel and clove. Long hoppy finish. Great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2050) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Riche et résineux, très fort sur les agrumes et la caramélisation des malts. J’ai vraiment plus l’impression de boire un barleywine américain frais.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrewGoblin (310) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
One of those kingly quaffs that graces you ever so rarely. Clear copper with an off white crown, this king waltzes into the room permeating pine, floral hops and caramel malt. Like a big juicy, tropical, piney Werther’s ripe for the suckling. A superb balance of ingredients make this booze-hiding royal wayyyyyy to faboo to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
It was ok, pours reddish, found it to be a malty IPA, aroma of malty IPA. Underwhelmed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (127) - - JUL 12, 2014
22 oz bottle, as Red Betty IPA. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is broiled grapefruit, orange, bread, leafy resin, a bit of tropical fruit. Taste is broiled orange and grapefruit, bread, slight caramel, pine, dusty, peppery, slight lemon pastry. Light-med bitterness. Creamy, medium body, slight resin. I love this IPA, it reminds me of when I lived in Vancouver.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hidden_Pooch (315) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured a clear copper colour with a whit frothy head. Aroma was of pine, caramel, and citrus. Tasted of big juicy tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, and had a nice sweetness to it. Had a medium body with low carbonation, and was not overly bitter. I found this beer didn’t show its alcohol at all. This by far one of the best Imperial IPA’s i have had.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2014 Total Score: 4.7
This is one of those IPA’s that comes around once and a while and really stands out. Had an aroma of raisins, caramel, and grapefruit. It had a pretty complex taste with the caramel, and toffee like malt, but also big hop flavour of grapefruit and some sweet mango in there. It had tons of hop kick and punch with its bitterness all the way through, and then it finished so clean off the tongue. I enjoyed many a whole six packs of this brew, while living in BC.


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