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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Masterkush7 (551) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a very large white head on it. Nose is very hoppy and inviting, with a lot of floral and grassiness to it. Taste is moderately bitter and very fresh. This ends up being rather smooth and refreshing. Great drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Nose is hops, light piss, bitter orange, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises ligh floral hop notes, orange pith, pine, grapefruit. Full bodied, fine carbonation, good dose of hop bitterness in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2014 Yes, please. Very well made double IPA - not over the top but very nice soft aromatics and flavor. Lots of floral and tropical fruit in both. Medium bittering. Sooooo smooth. Also goes from tap to bottle very very well. Such a soft feel for a 10% beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle pours hazy yellow wig nice head and lacing. Aroma is lemon, stone fruits, light pale malt. Taste is similar with addy bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a dark golden topped with a sand head. Nose is pine citrus tropical fruit floral hops and some grapefruit. Taste is as the nose with a great hop mix along with a good caramel sweetness grapefruit bitterness on the end.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainpour (17) - Santa Rosa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Great Brew. Spicy onion aroma, almost foul smelling. Very good, taste, grapefruit, onion, clean smooth palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2518) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2014
On Tap at the Bend BP Another deep golden/light amber beer with a thin soapy head. and lacing. Nice light malty sweetness in the aroma and lits of sweet citrusy aroma and flavors. Great ballance and big flavors on each side. Not super bitter. But very hoppy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Muted orange. Minor head. Juicy grapefruit and melon nose. Super juicy fruit resin and pine needles. Some hay and grassy sweet malt sugar and resinous gnus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the Beer Baron. It pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is lightly dank with some sweaty tropical fruit. Papaya candy. The flavor has more candied tropical fruit, fruit basket and touches of citrus. Nice hop character, but a touch sweet. Overall, good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
On draft at Crux with Taylor on a fantastic Friday at sunset. Pours olden yellow, no head. Taste is raw grainy hay, nice floral mosaic hops, soft and delicious. Very nice ipa, love it.


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