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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Can poured a hazy amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of straw, grassiness, earthiness, lemon zest and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, lemon zest and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter citrus finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Can @ Destihl. A little on the dark side of amber. White foam. Heavy on the caramel aroma. Fairly sweet hop profile as well--lots of orange and tangerine. Some pine and grass, too. Lots of toasted bread. Flavor is a bit sweeter than I like. A lot of caramel and toasted malt. Tangerine juice, orange peel, and some light pine bitterness. Slight grassy herb note. Good, just sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Tasted at RBSG grand tasting. 12oz can. Hazy orange amber color. Thin off-white head, good bits of lace. Good earthy hop, pine in the nose. Nice bigger hop flavor. Bigger body. Very smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good biscuity malt character, kind of toasty. Great, balanced DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1295) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12oz can from Steve’s in Fitchburg. First enjoyed in the can - partway - listening to the ballgame in the car between basketball games which cost $50, but that is another story. Pours orangey-copper with a bit of a white head. Some spots of lace. Aroma is heavily bitter with heavy citrus and almost a pepperminty-strength herb. Later some toffee shows through, and some sprucy pine with alcohol. Taste is of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon zest, sweet toffee malts, mango, heavy resin, some simple sugar and tangy sprucy pine. Medium bodied and a bit hot. Finishes more sweet than bitter, on that bitter - sweet scale, although not for lack of bitterness. In the end, the sweetness just overrides. Still quite bitter with a lot of length. This one has a lot of components, but is a bit of a muddled mess. 14.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6644) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Can at the brewery. Pours a clear amber orange with an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of grass with a good amount of grapefruit with a strong sweet grain backbone and caramel. Flavor has lots of grapefruit with some grass with a bit of grain as the backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeratarian (88) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Hazy orange, fruity smell. Little hops up front. Malty sweeter finish. Run of the mill iipa.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 15, 2014
This canned brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent dark yellow orange colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of wood mild spice hops and malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
truebluehes (171) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Can. Meh. Taste like the focus was on abv and not the flavor. Amp it and dump hop juice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (451) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
12oz can. Orangish color with thick white head. Malty and grapefruit aroma. Boozy and tropical fruit taste. Pretty good beer. My first from the brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Solid beer. Picked up a pack on a whim. Malty and strong, bitter with citrus coming in late. Wish it was less malty but its drinkable and enjoyable.


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