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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Imperial IPA
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AncreSteam (13) - - APR 29, 2015
This one has a more subtle hoppy aroma than the regular IPA. It is pleasant and fruity. The pour is a nice clear amber colour that produces a small head with mixed fine and large bubbles. Lots of lacing. Taste is of hops, citrus and caramel. I did notice the mango flavouring; nice. This beer has a substantial mouth feel for an IPA; very enjoyable. There is the usual slightly bitter aftertaste along with the hop and caramel notes. I like a hopped up IPA and this is by far the best I’ve had yet!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2015
a balanced iipa with lots of pine and caramel malts to balance. a little fruit. not huge on aroma but pleasant across the board.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC 650ml ($7.50): pours red with a whitish head. Aroma is pine, caramel, and fruitiness. Taste is more on the sweet and malty side than it is on the bitter side. That said there is a sustained bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1059) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle poured a muddy orange hue w/ large thick off-white head slowly diminishing and sticky lacing. Bold malty and sweet citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are straw, grapefruit, malty cereal, piney hop and lemon citrus. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Nose of sweet malt, tropical fruit and citrus hops. The taste profile of this IIPA pops with fresh intensity and complexity. Hops are up front, with tastes ranging from tropical fruit, kiwi, juicy citrus, resin and some earthiness. The malt is bready and sweet but substantial, with toffee notes. There is just a hint of sourness down there as well. The aftertaste maintains this complex mix, with the punchiest hops receding slightly to profile the malt, toffee and the softer tropical hops. One of the best. The juicy fruit is going to move you. And the malt is so soft it gets right to you.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (726) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep caramel amber with a thick, creamy head. Very sweet aroma, mango notes, caramel, tangerine, some citrus zest. Flavour is richly malty, fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Thick texture with low carbonation. Not as hoppy as some DIPAs, but rich and flavourful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Handypaul (324) - - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber with a sizable white creamy to frothy head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is caramel and grapefruit. Medium sweet and medium bitter taste, average to soft carbo with fine bubbles, oily texture and medium body and a long sticky and bitter finish. Not particularly well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours a nice dark apricot colour. Aromas of really sweet caramelised malts, some dank hops and booze. A rather sweet and sometimes cloying beer, but still pretty tasty. Corn syrup is the dominating flavour. Dank hops follow next. I prefer something a little fresher tasting..but still pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Orange amber body with white head and some lacing. Pine and resin on true aroma. Tastes is tropical fruits some bitter hops pine resin lots of resin and a pleasant touch of rhubarb. A really nice double IPA. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1511) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours a clear orangish amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of pale malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, resin, caramel and pine. Taste is caramel, pine, resin, grapefruit and a little bit of tropical fruit on the the finish. Excellent iipa, smooth well balanced bitterness and malts with a full thick body.


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