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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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
This beer is amazing! As the name suggests this beer is overloaded with hops! Absolutely delicious with plenty of bite! One of he best IPA’s I’ve had in a long time!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BethWalsh (1) - North Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014 does not count
Great hop aroma and the hop bitterness you’d expect form an Imperial IPA. Not so hoppy it melts off your tastebuds though - subtle malty balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Sugar Maple. A dark amber/bronze presentation. Drinks with a super smooth character, definitely leaning toward the rich malt baseline, but so well balanced that I could guzzle it. No hint at the nearly 10% ABV whatsoever, so a dangerous brew, too. Excellent! (#5160, 7/6/2013)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (3571) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
can - This brew pours up a thick, half inch, off-white head and has a strong grapefruit hop aroma. The flavor is full of hops bitterness and citrus with a big load of malt sweetness too. It’s full bodied with a long, pleasantly bitter finish. Very well done. I see the malt is too heavy for some, but for me overloading both the malt and the hops works great here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1366) - Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Tap - average size foamy head, medium amber color, nice big hop aroma and flavor, citrusy but mostly grapefruit

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1249) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Destihl Hoperation Overload has an extremely thick and lively cream colored head, a fairly opaque gold-orange appearance, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is predominately of hop resin with a white bread crust background. Taste is also strong on hop oil and pronounced bitterness, but the sweetness from the malts does balance it out. Mouth-feel is heavy and slick, and Destihl Hoperation Overload finishes puckering, not the least bit alcohilic, and nicely drinkable. RJT

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2226) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Served a bit too cold with a creamy, thick, off- white head and a ton of lace. Color is a clear copper amber. Aroma is fain (bad nose on my part) but does have a good hop & malt character. Flavor’s much stronger than nose, slightly more bitter than sweet up front, then more bitter and some tang. Body is good tho carbonation a bit soft. Finish is heavy bitter and long with some booze. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Hoppy, but not an overload, I enjoyed, crisp and citrusy. If it had more of a finished hop I would rate it higher.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Can during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, floral notes. Tastes of floral notes, pine, citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2017) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2014
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark amber with a full 2" white head, waves and blobs of lace. Aroma is an appealing combo of caramel malt and citrus. Taste is strong caramel malt that moves evenly through the palate to a solid citrus hop finish. Both sides take their turn, and both are equally strong. This is a well-conceived brew, and absolutely satisfying. Highly recommended.


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