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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4053) - 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 (1049) - 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 (116) - 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 (697) - 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 (316) - - 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 (2217) - 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 (2598) - 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 (1479) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle: Dark, sort of dirty copper pour with a moderate beige head. A bit of sticky lacing throughout. The nose is sweet, some citrus and floral hops, along with a little bit of vanilla. I think the floral hops are a bit faded and contributing to the sweetness, but just a hunch. Mostly floral hops taste and light bready malt. There is a bit of dry tea leaf flavor too. Lingering bitters and pine in the tail and somewhat warming. Better as it warmed.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
euniceradio (139) - Colton, California, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 Pours murky amber. Head is thick and beige with great lacing. Aroma is of grass pine orange and other exotic fruits I can?t put my finger on. Taste is BOOM! flavor explosion. Grass, pine orange and almost a tart malt sugariness. Sweet malty finish with plenty of FRESH hop bitterness that actually lasts and lasts. Damn that?s good.


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