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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: 113   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, - OCT 23, 2013
650ml bottle. "Imperial IPA for Autism" edition. Pours a murky, copper/orange with a half finger, off-white head that thins to a small film quickly. Aroma is noticeable. Big notes of tropical fruits, bready malts, and a solid amount of resin.Taste is a solid bitter with a resiny, piney, slightly bready aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation.Slick mouth feel. Resiny.Overall not bad. Probably could have been a fresher bottle but still good. Great aroma but a bit too slick and resiny on the texture for me. Would get again for sure to retry.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ipaluvr082 (56) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber with a sweet new label sticker. Clear copper with a thin head. Stone fruit aromas, hop forward. A light dry classic IPA, with a creamy sweet quality. The dry character isn’t over the top and lingers on the back of the palate. This is a seriously good beer, enjoyed it to the last sip.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
An upped alcohol and bitterness and you’d expect from the regular IPA though the standard IPA is just a bit better in terms of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of fruity citrus. Taste is very bitter fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (354) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma is a big blast of hops. Pretty standard IIPA as far as flavours go, a nice hop burn and some citrus notes. Well balanced with the abv & malts.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - AUG 28, 2014
22oz bottle labels "Red Betty Imperial IPA" picked up at Cork and Bottle liquors
Pours clear dark golden with a medium sized off-white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is floral and pine. Taste is caramel, grapefruit and pine resin
A nice IIPA

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours an almost red color with little to no head. Aromas of spruce and citrus with caramel candy thrown in there. Taste is bitter and sweet. Flavors of sticky tropical fruit, raw sugar, pine sap. I’d guess the FG on this is pretty high. Tons of residual sugar trying its best to mask the alcohol, which it does, but ends up being a bitter sugar bomb. So thick and cummy. Medium bitterness, some tropical hop juice but in the end just too sticky sweet. Fuck Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4987) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Olympia Brewers Festival - Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice hops flavor and aroma this was a very tasty Double IPA. Central City does a great job.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Tap at the 2014 OBF. Pours clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma of lots of malt and hops. Full bodied. Flavor is lots of malt and lots of hops. Guessing floral and fruit hop. Very strong flavors. Finishes malty and bitter. Balanced? Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1366) - 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 (593) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap - light yellow and huge hop aroma nose. Has a sweet grapefruit aroma and taste.


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