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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Concordia Cup 2008 Champion!! This Imperial IPA was created in the most non-traditional Deschutes way: with Cascade and Centennial pellet hops. If you are scared of lingering bitterness or a fuzzy tongue, do not attempt to tame this beast. IBS's: 94


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2480) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Portland, OR - Nov. 2008: just a few scribbles at the bar: nice intense hoppy nose. Mdeium bitterness - going by fast.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 Draught. Nose is pine, grapefruit, and light pineapple notes with some caramel and musk deeper down. Beautiful bright red with a thin head that leaves trails below and lacing above. Leads with a strong bitterness that lasts throughout the palate but never becomes overbearing. Lots of pine with more subdued citrus character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Bold hop aroma but not overwhelming. Very woodsy and decent. Pours a beautiful amber color, delicately carbonated head. Very pretty beer. Flavor is strong with hop presence. Sharp piney and a well balanced bitter/buttery finish. Palate is a bit sharp and bitter but easily drinkable and balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2775) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2008
got this on tap from deschutes bar in portland. just have fairly random notes about it: citrus bitter hops and pine. syrupy texture. detected some mint. hop bomb. liked this one. K-8

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2008
snifter on tap at Deschutes pub in Portland. a reddish golden color with little head. super complex aroma, heavy on hops, citrus, honey and spice. flavor is just as pleasing with a nice bite of floral hops, light grapefruit, and a bit of caramel on the after taste. quite a good DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (555) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Snifter at Deschutes in Portland. Red-amber with no head. Cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. Perhaps some ginger as well. Fresh hops, oranges. Flavor is dominated by fresh, bitter hops and pine. A little bit of orange and spice. Medium bodied, very creamy texture, but also very astringent. Delicious. Goes well with buffalo wings.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rthbass (29) - West Linn, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2008
On tap at Deschutes in Portland.
Pours dark amber with a little cloudiness. Very pretty. Smallish head with good lacing. Basically a double Inversion IPA, which is awesome. VERY strong, super sweet aroma! Almost smells like a barleywine. Hops are killing it as you would expect but I think the malt puts up a pretty good fight at 8%. The IBU bite is just a little strong and out of sync with the overall picture. Well balanced other than that. Delicious! Looking forward to having this again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2008
On tap at the Portland pub. Pours darker amber with a small white head. Very floral citrus hop nose, green and sharp bitterness. Big hop bomb, caramel malts try to lay a base, but its a hop show, who’d a thunk. The hops put forth a nice floral bouquet, grapefruit and resiny kick. Turned out to be a really nice IIPA, pulling a ton of floral character into a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Tap @ Deschutes Portland. Almost clear amber with decent beige head. Aroma and taste of full bodied, fresh caramel malt to back up the quite pleasant fresh, resinous hops. Plenty of bitterness with excellent balance. Best beer had in Portland so far. Deschutes can do it if they want to.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On tap at Deschutes in Portland, OR--Poured a fuzzy orange-amber body with a big creamy head and lots of legs. Rich, assertive hops presence. Floral, high alpha bitter nose. Not a huge malt spine, but enough to somewhat balance this beer out. Never thought I’d feel this way, but I am getting a little burned out on hop monsters. This beer is nothing monumental, but if you liked the BridgePort Hop Czar, go for it!


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