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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle; bottled Feb 11 ’14
Golden color, hazy, with the light of the sun; the head is small. The aroma is nice, but not deep; more was expected, maybe because the bottle is 3 months old; some fruit salad, not specifically citrusy. Good note, the mouthfeel is quite lean and highly drinkable; the malts are subtle, with light toffee notes; and the hopping is perfect, mostly fruity, with original notes of guava and mango; moderately sweet body, well integrated with the strong bitterness; the final is slightly more resiny, a nice biting end, some sweet orange too.
A bit expensive (6.56$ after tax, 37cl) but very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12738) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Crux, Bend, 23/05/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. 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. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12467) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of green veg/hop and light fruits. Med + body. Flavor is dankish with crazy fruits and some supporting caramel. It’s mosaic, but has lots of citrus too. Some quaffs make me think of sliced cactus. Very strongly flavored without a hint of heat. Very, very hoppy and tasty. Not to mention nicely bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, peach, tropical fruit, tangerine and pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with amooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, peach, tropical fruit and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering fruity finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10892) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (9360) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Crux. Pours a low haze gold with webby lacing. Nose is peach, mango, tropical melons, sticky, dank. Taste is sugary tea, very sweet as usual for Crux. Melon juice, soft bitterness. Dense, cloying sugar. For Crux, it is one of their better beers. But hot damn this sugar problem needs to be fixed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (9349) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, piney hops, and biscuity caramel malt. Flavour is similar, with a wonderful balance of tropical fruits, resinous hops, and caramel malt. Loads of depth here, with a lightly sweet, and resinous hoppy finish. Excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma impression is soap and limoncello and pineapple and flowers, butterscotch, green pine, moss, and honey. Medium-full body, sticky and a bit warm, sharp in the mouth with a precise bite in the finish. Carbonation is somewhat low leaving it sticky and sugar in the mouth, and the warming alcohol is instantly felt in the head. A couple hours after first pouring, at room temperature, it’s downright awful... astringent in the mouth, sour finish, smells like disinfectant and pee and limoncello.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8575) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Draught at the Crux, Bend, OR.
Clear golden colour with a mid-size white head. Deep fruity hops, mild bitterness and mild sourness in the aroma. Yummy! Strong bitterness, mild sourness and sweet maltiness in the flavour.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7563) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 6, 2015
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Dark golden with a nice off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a bitter citrus finish. A solid brew.


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