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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eagle Claw Fist utilizes the same Chico yeast that shaped Hoppy Feet and Brown Angel. Canadian Two Row, English Crystal, and a little English Black Patent malt provide a sweet, balanced backbone. Simcoe, Centennial, and Citra work together to create a unique hop assault, with an intense bitterness that manages to leave your palate in one piece and is harmonized by the flavors of tropical fruits and flowers. The finish is dry.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Brown, good head. Piles of malt on this one giving it a thick palate. The hops bitterness is nice and it could almost be an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Deep brown with a short lived cream head. Nose is dank hops, citrus, light caramel, and pine resin. Chewy on the palate, big hop kick in the front, sweet, rich, chewy malts, pine, fruits, big ol beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: August 20, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: mudy dark brown, frothy grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, lots of balancing earthyness, touch of spicyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2011
Bottled. A slightly hazy red beer with a huge lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of chewy malts, alcohol, hops, and lemons. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, alcohol, malt, caramel, lemons, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1056) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Taste is hops, rye, bread and hay. A nice, complex winter type warmer. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark brown color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop & toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations were exceeded.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2011
On tap. Pours a warm, reddish amber with a slight haze and a lacing off-white head. Burned caramel in the nose combined with intensely aromatic hops. Quite full-bodied, caramel and biscuit again with an intense hopping. Very classic Amarican - an Imperial Red I’d say. 041211

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
tap at mikkeller bar. Cloudy dark amber, small offwhite head. Malty and hoppy aroma, quite malty. Flavor is dry,malty, dr, hoppy, in fact pretty dry good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Another TW only presence in NC, and a reasonably welcome one. The label suggests that this is an "imperial amber ale." True nuff in appearance, I suppose, though the aggressive aroma is closer to the ASA designation on this site. Faintly cloudy, nose of citrus rind and leafy bitterness along with sharp resin and some sweet syrup. If that suggests a bunch of different elements clashing, that’s not too far off. It’s not without merit entirely, but there are tons of well-done malt/hop co-bombs out there and this one just seemed to bully you about with undeveloped bitter intentions.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4928) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2011
On tap at MikkellerBar, thanks for sharing Plovmand! Slightly hazy amber orange colour, off white head. Aroma is very sweet, caramel, light fruity, pine and grapefruit hops. Flavour is too sweet, sugar, caramel, malty, firm pine and grapefruit hoppy finish with a load of caramel sweetness. Medium to fullbodied. Unbalanced, typical sweet American DIPA imo.


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