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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16788) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Draft @ Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL. Pours a pale amber golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14744) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Can from DeLaurenti, Seattle
Red-amber color with small head. Mild aroma, some vanilla, biscuit, malt, vegetables. Good body strength; some malt and caramel flavor, light vegetables, some woody tannins.
Strange.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head and trailing lace. Aroma is pine/grapefruit, some medium malt. Taste is resin/herbal/orange hops, some medium malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11008) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
GTMW 2011. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9868) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Can from Whole Foods. Pours deep copper with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, spicy hops, florals. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat astringent, with a huge IBU load, and spicy florals at the finish, albeit somewhat cloying.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
ft at sugar maple. Man this beer is awful, totally underattenuated, flat, soo malty and oxidized, baffled by the reviw below.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2014
12oz can pours with a clear yet deep ruby red to amber body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up resiny pine hops first and foremost and then it gets into sort of red apple mixed with mild notes of earthy tea and cherry like fruitiness. The taste starts with firm resiny bitter pine hops riding on a sea of various sweet malt notes to slightly crystal malt sweetness. To midway hints of fruity esters are considered amid all the pine hoppiness just as a sliver of earthy tea murmurs thinly to the surface. Rereading this it doesn’t seem all the appealing but it pulls it off with largely resiny pine hoppiness that’s tempered by various sweet notes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6798) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
On tap @ Champaign location. Hazy orange-gold colour with a thickly lacing head. Pithy citrus oil and conifer hops in abundance, sweet malts with light caramel, very bitter finish.


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