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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SureFaust (10) - Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2015
How do you hide an ABV 10%, you put mangoes in front of it. This is the perfect Imperial Mosaic II-IPA, take note breweries you cannot top this. From the Bottle; poured with no head, a copper body, the flavors of Mangoes and tropical fruits overwhelm the palate leads to a non-lingering aftertaste of hops. 5/5 would buy again.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
krumbum (707) - truckee, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Very fruity hop aromas. Glowing orange yellow with thin head. Warm sweet woody hop flavor. It finishes with a warm grain aftertaste.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
olyhoplvr (1) - - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
This is the best beer I’ve had in a long time. Too bad it was only on tap for a short time at a local spot. I look forward to trying it again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Draught. 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11260) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mackRIS (37) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Poured from bottle a not quite clear golden with thin white head. Floral aroma. Citrus floral flavor with the focus more on the floral. Sweet but not cloying. Medium carbonation. Sweet finish. Tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (1356) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Update: 375 mL bottle poured. Acquired a bottle that is only 3 weeks old. Bottled 12/22/14. Love this stuff fresh. Pours a semi cloudy golden color with an incredible mango fruit hoppy aroma. Sweet tropical fruit flavors with a good hop balance. An amazing IPA here.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2957) - Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear light yellow pour with a white head. Citrus hop bouquet. Tropical fruit and citrus hop notes with a nice caramel malt backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (7105) - 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!


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