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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1208) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
pours a hazy orange yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of Zesty citrus hops. Taste is resinous and orange citrus bitter. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth with a nice dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Bottle share thanks to DanielBald. Nose is a ton of citrus. Taste is quite bitter and astringent. Meh. 6/4/6/3/12=3.1 Re-rake: wow, this must be a fresher can than that bottle. very yummy, lots of tropical fruit with a sweet malt presence that is balanced out by a firm but not astringent hop bitterness. The 9% is extremely well hidden. Not hot...slightly warming. well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (450) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, light copper brown with full light beige head. Aroma very citrusy hops, pineapple, and caramel malt. Taste much the same. The citrus elements really come out, but not in a sweet way. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle. Colour...cloudy gold-amber with a thick off white head. Nose...massive tropical fruits and pine resin with treacle sirop. Palate...unctuous and incredibly piney with cling peaches and pineapple in heavy sirop. There’s mango galore mid palate and quince with Seville orange marmalade and lemon creme, all around. The finish is thick and coating, with more of the tropics coming in to play. A damn fine impy IPA, and one helluva value for a bomber of ale!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4152) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
pours hazy golden-orange with a small off-whtie head, some retention and lacing. dank fruits, mangoes, oranges, candied oranges, citrus, pink grapefruit with a pinch of sugar - quite juicy in fact, lightly tart little yellow fruits, doughy and cushiony pale yet lightly toasted malts, some caramel, spicy malts and hops too, gently earthy/piney, touch of spicy cake. moderate sweetness - honey with a hint of maple. boozy but not overly. bitter, yet not overly. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, short yet assertive grassy-spicy-juicy-citrusy finish. good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (259) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Can: Poured an amber colour ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of hops is pretty intense with bitter and citrus notes clearly identified. Taste is a great mix between some citrus and bitter hops with a good caramel malt backbone. One of the best of it’s style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (603) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma is citrus and grapefruit hoppiness. Taste is quite hoppy...getting some earthy notes pairing with with the citrus hops. Malt character masked in hopiness but some sweet malt flavors are there. Appearance is clear gold with thin lace head with good retention.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsen1635 (214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden pour with creamy offwhite head. Aroma has sweet malt and hops. Taste is quite bitter but overall balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bomber. Citrus and pine. Sweet candied malts in the background. Medium bitterness throughout. Solid IPA finish with a harsh bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7006) - Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bomber, 2ish months old unfortunately but form the fridge. Pours a reddish amber wiht a ncie soapy head. Smells exactly like sculpin. Flavor is a bit different. Real juicy, not super sweet, not hugely bitter. Woudl have loved to try this fresher but at this point still an immense and great west coaster.


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