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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 123   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sudomorph (644) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
George999 (55) - Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Slightly red in color, hoppy aromas they are Light refreshing, light off white head, hoppy slightly bitter, minor sweetness on the backend. Good ipa not over hoped, balanced

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhopsbeertalk (146) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Melon and peach dominate the aroma along with subtle toasty malt. The flavor is a bit different, very earthy and herbal with a little citrus/lemon balanced against a fair amount of caramel and toasted malt. ABV is well hidden in the flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5011) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
As “Red Betty.” Can PROD Mar 11 2014, from a Whole Foods. Nose caramel and pine, a little dankness to the wood, sliver of citrus running through, resin. Ooh, more orange peel with time, but mostly it’s caramel and pine. Classic medium body is very spicy, as if rye, with lots of natural grapefruit juice and some lemon and orange. Semi-dry, medium bitterness, clean if a little thin, but the resin is laid on thick. Some good quenching potential here, and really no sign of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bomber from Whole Foods. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A big bouquet of floral and citrus hops, malty caramel. Big sweet toffee malt backbone, citrus, bitterness, lemons, some orange peel. Damn nice IIPA. Super sweet but bitterness as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2014
Tap at craft beer market. Red Amber, offwhite lace. Resiny pine and red berries, orangepeel. Medium light dry mouthfeel, pop rocks. Mellow drinkable impy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerm719 (111) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Nice nose. Lots of sweet malt. Floral tropical hops. Doesn’t seem like 90 ibu’s. Balanced, sweet, a bit syrupy. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2672) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM14) body....nose is pine, resin, citrus hints from the hops, light cereal malts, hints of toffee/caramel, balance to the hops, no esters......taste is slightly sweet cereal, with light toffee notes, from the malts, pine, resin, tropical fruit notes including mango, hints of licorice, all from the hops, leading to a lingering slightly numbing (reminiscent of Szechuan peppers) strong bitter finish, balance to the hops, no esters....mouth feel, heavy of medium body, sticky, alcohol heat present, light acid finish. This beer is not quite as "clean" as the very best in the style, but it is without a doubt a good I/DIPA. The aromas and flavor are intense, with the hops in ascendancy. The hop flavors are a bit muddled, for my palate, hence the "clean" remark, and I would wonder about a change in the hops used. BJCP 7/3/15/4/7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1311) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours clear reddish orange with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sugary caramel malts and tropical fruit with some metallic notes.

The flavor is sweet biscuity malts with sugary fruit and a resiny hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, decent sweet fruity biscuity DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Overall not bad. The hops have receded somewhere on the trip South. Scotch Tape notes in the hops and nose, malty but dry enough. Clean bitter finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vondutch (5) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014 does not count
Not a huge fan of IIPA’s, but this one seems to be the exception! Nice deep & mellow flavours, finihsing all sweet & creamy! A whopping 9% abv! Not at all bitter IMO. Another win for CCB! Cheers from Calgary!


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