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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Hops climb up twine that’s just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knot— and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition. The Mosaic hop imparts surprisingly floral aromas instead of the more expected grapefruit-y notes. On the palate, complex layers of flavors might remind you of guava, mango, stone fruit and lemon, unraveling your idea of what an Imperial IPA should be.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (104) - - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle - pours a clear golden amber color with a fluffy head that mostly dissipates. Big nose full of pine, mango, floral notes, a touch of malt and some herbaceousness. A lot going on in a mouthful - some pine, some citrus, a hint of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, malty backbone and a long bitter smooth finish. Fantastic

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle pours a Hazy golden color with a white top. Nose of grass and citrus. Big fruit taste with hints of caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
popway (96) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bright golden colour (note the Brit spelling here, lads) and white foamy head, great slightly sweet nose, lemony aroma, could be more present, though...goes down smooth with loads of accompanying garlic and onion pistanchios. I know the pistachios might have gotten in the way, but I really liked this beer. Suddenly, I’m craving a second one. Alas. Got only one bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1991) - - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with white head. Lots of tropical fruit with some citrus and peach. Medium mouthfeel. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle. Hazy dark gold but, clear. Peachy sugar aroma. Smooth but, bitter crisp taste and feel. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (675) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, floral aroma, very fruity flavor, lots of sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1271) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Pours a hazy yellow with full and sustained white head. Aroma mixes equally with malt and hops. Hop aroma is earthy and subtle. Flavor is more towards meadow, grass, biscuit and lemon.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3344) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Backlog. 375 ml bottle shared, purchased at Tipsy’s I think. Orange and pretty clear appearance. Fresh hoppy aroma of grapefruit, mango, floral notes, and other citrus and tropical fruits. Similar flavor, zesty, clean and bitter with a crisp, dry finish. Medium to full body. Nicely done overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Tap at Tin Bucket A: Clear gold, bubbles wandering from bottom to top, white head. N: Orange peel, marijuana, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, cotton candy. T: Big sweetness, similarly large bitterness. M: Boozy and very resinous, heavy body, crisp carbonation. O: An intense DIPA. I admit that I had a poor opinion of Crux before this and Outcast, but I’ll have to check out their other beers before I make a final pronouncement - because this is rather good.


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