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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Our mission for this Imperial or ’Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa. Orangée, cuivrée, col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, caramel, fine note houblonnée assez renfermée, herbacé. Palais est malté, avec un niveau alcool assez présent, note sucrée résiduelle, malt caramel, grains et léger biscuité. Effervescence reste haute avec un fini rappelant la pomme caramélisée. Correcte, un peu trop centrée sur les malts pour moi, et les houblons restent un peu en retrait, peut-*être que la date est déjà un peu passée.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5403) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to sebletitje! 355 ml. can split by 4. Hazy orange, big creamy white. Nose big on black bread malts, big bread, some creamy quality, harsh pine resin, malts dominate a bit,.. Taste is heavily bitter pine resin, creamy, rather boozy with big black bread malts,… Unbalanced but not entirely bad. A bit raw but pleasant enough. Creamy body.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AnokaBrewer (90) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Full hoppy aroma, poured amber with a nice head on it that did dissipate. Not a lot of carbonation, but enough. Sweet with a bitter finish that does not linger too long.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4238) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Can. Pours clear copper. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, bready malts, soft booze, and soft cherries. Flavor is dry and nicely balanced between the sweet malt character and the hop bitterness with some light boozy character. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4794) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2015
12 ounce can thanks to Bradley. Orange pour. Some fruity esters and malt. Bit of hop citrus. Not an overload, but ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Can. Aromaless but possibly medicinal. Flavor is somewhat overwhelming. Alcoholic, tropical with a little bit of coconut sweetness. Will pour out the rest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (777) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Poured from 355mL can. Clear, copper brown with off-white head. Mild resinous hops, a little vegetable and subtle sweet malt, quite a bitter finish. Flavour dissipates a little quickly though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cweade (15) - - APR 25, 2015
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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
Can. Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a moderate frothy light tan head on there. Nose is noticeably hoppy and sweet, and has some resiny notes to it. Taste is a bit bitter, but the hops have clearly turned, and does not seem fresh. Bleh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raoul_duke (169) - - APR 9, 2015
12 oz Can. Dark amber color with some gold hues. Big fluffy white head, dissipates somewhat quickly. Hoppy nose, cantaloupe and pine. Tart flavor, not sure on first sip if I love it. It is good, not great. There isn’t a tremendous amount going on flavor wise, but the maltiness is a but off putting for my palate. I have no issue with this, but it isn’t memorable.


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