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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


4.7
   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 (4035) - Everett, 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.

4.4
   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 (450) - 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 (992) - 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 (2749) - 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 (6368) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station. Colour...semi cloudy golden-straw with a thin white head. Nose...sweat! Gotta be the mosaic comin through! Sweaty pine cones drizzled with ponderosa pitch! Palate...guess what? More sweat! But it’s pleasing to me! Sweet but not cloying, with a sappy dryness that marries well with the orchard fruits and tropical fruit salad that dances its way across the entire palate. A damn fine impy IPA!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bowtiebeer (4) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
pleasant floral aroma with a rich golden color, slightly cloudy. A touch of creaminess to a rich hoppy flavor. Goes nicely with some spicy food.


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