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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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When we opened our doors 17 years ago, imposing India Pale Ales didnít even have a style name, but thanks to the bravaddo and ingenuity of American craft brewers, ourselves included, the "Imperial IPA" has grown into one of the most coveted and delicious styles of beer around and one we feel is perfectly suited to serve as this yearís anniversary beer. A quintet of hops--Citra, Green Bullet, Pacific Gem, Pacific Jade, and Wakatu--lend a spicy tropical spike balanced out by clean breadiness on the finish. It makes for the perfect specialty ale to toast to 17 years of brewing immensely flavorful beers. Prost!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2317) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a golden brown from the bottle with dissipating head that leaves might lace. Aroma is strong hops, piney and funky floral notes. Taste follows, with a strong malty backbone. Solid dipa, bit nothing mind blowing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Super awesome double IPA on tap at Daily Pint in Santa Monica! Very hoppy and strong and yeah.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daveondemand (3) - anaheim, USA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
Fruity aroma which is the best feature of this ale. Light gold color with a thin head. mild lacing in the glass. The first sip brings a burst of citrus and floral hopiness up front with well hidden booziness. Carbonation is average to lively and it finishes smooth with a slight maltiness left behind. Easy drinking and a above average IIPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2391) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Clear amber orange, moderate head, some lace/retention. Aroma is fruity with notes of grapefruit, tropical fruit (mango), citrus, lesser caramel notes. Medium to full bodied, moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness, alcohol hidden well, very drinkable. Good take on the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bomber from BevMo. Light amber in color. Minimal foam. Sweet fragrant nose . Quite fruity. Some tropical notes, pineapple is noticeable. Highly hopped up front. Moves into a touch of sweet fruitiness. Finish is more traditional citrus bitterness. Alcohol is very well hidden. Solid ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (447) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Thanks rbrazell. Clear orange with white head. Sweet aroma candy hop aroma. Taste is similar warming booze taste. Solid beer but Iím not a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1654) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Clear amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Melon, pineapple, peach, lots of tropical fruit in the aroma with hints of sweet caramel and toast maltiness. Resiny, smooth body with tropical fruity hop flavor and a mild bready malt background. Easy drinker for the alcohol and not too much of a bitter finish. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2132) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that slowly recedes to a fine film. The aroma is moderate in strength with oranges, grapefruit, mangoes and something salty. The taste is wonderfully complex with mixed citrus led by oranges and tangerines and followed up by melons and mangoes. The malt base is neutral and indistinct. The palate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: very well done and tasty IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2664) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2013
10 oz pour at Tylers Apex. Good aroma. Sweet. Citrus, grass, on the dank side. clean brownish orange color. Ok head spotty lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel. Bittersweet finish. Pretty good. Nice aroma. Big bitter mid section on flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2013
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Nose is sweet caramel, pineapple, and orange. Light grass and pine, some melon, and lemon. Flavors of pineapple, orange, and melon up front. Light pine flavor and bitterness. Mild grass and some sweet caramel malt.


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