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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Citrus and pine aromas. Nice sweet fruit double ipa, grassy and herbal.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mackRIS (34) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 On tap. Pours golden orange. Aroma is citrus, earthy, lemon, mango. Flavor is bitter, citrus, tropical fruit, earthy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Masterkush7 (567) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
375mL bottled Sep22 (2014), $6.59 at Chuck’s Hop Shop while in Seattle the beginning of October. Clear medium gold with a small off-white head, creamy with fair retention. Big tropical and citrus nose, light sweet malt behind. Tropical fruits and ripe sweet tangerine and orange pulp come through in flavor, with some good dry hopped backing. Mild sweet malts, good considering the strength--usually they tend to be underattenuated or too caramelly. Just getting a bit of cat pee. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 3-4 (which I really like. Smooth creamy low to moderate carbonation with a full body. The brightness and fruitiness of the hops and minimal sweetness (and lack of much alcohol burn) make this a dangerous one. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1047) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drainpour (21) - 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 (2591) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Weekly tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of citrus, white sugar, cracker malt,onion and pine. Medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2865) - 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.


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