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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Still finishing my notes from the 2011 MWBF. Not a big, hoppy smell to it. I get a little citrus and pine. Nice, thick malty taste to it. Very orangey amber color and some lacy foam in the glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Hazy amber pour, fluffy off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, lemon. Flavor is as expected with some hops at the front and a bit of bitterness at the back. Not as hoppy as I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Can:   Darker amber, moderate to large foamy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   Bright piney nose, surprisingly a little charred wood or faint campfire smoke.   Weird start, a bit of a plastic like taste.   Its faint, but its there.   Moderately bitter, a little sweet, but has that odd plastic background, a little burnt plastic even.   Its minor, but it cannot be avoided.   Yeah... enough of this one...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (657) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Can. Pretty ho hum as ipa’s go. Not bad by any means, just lacked any major punch. Solid beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Brownish red color with a beige head. Aroma contains some citrus, caramel, and booze. The flavor is maltier than expected. Overall it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Deep reddish copper poured from the can. There is a fluffy khaki head. Nose of pine and a little soap. Hints of walnuts are present. Flavors of sweet caramel and some pine resin. There is walnut and raw dough in the finish. A decent brew that is more like an American Strong Ale than a IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (193) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Can poured into pilsner glass. Pours a clear deep amber copper with a two finger beige head. Smells heavy malt, really malty, some apple with a hint of catpiss. Tastes very malt heavy but the hops are there, they are just hidden under this mountain of malt. It’s the aftertaste that’s truly exceptional on this one, perhaps the best I’ve experienced. Story has a happy ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2016
Rated on 4-01-2016. The appearance of this canned beer is a medium sized beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent dark amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, earthy, and caramel malt. The flavor presents medium-heavy bitterness, citrus hops, toasty, caramel malt, sweet, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. A very quaffable sipping beer with a lingering hoppy aftertaste that tasted good on behalf of another frustrating day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2016
DATE YOUR BLEEPING PRODUCT! May have been good at one point, but caramel and cardboard malt with hints of what might have been does not a good IIPA make. Of all the damn rules surrounding beer, why is dating not mandated?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (837) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized, smooth white head. The aroma is heavier in pine and caramel, to go along with impressions of resin, bread, and herbal hops. The taste is bitter and sweet. Pine and caramel are still most noticeable, though these are complimented with a fruitiness of grapefruit, orange, and mango. Mild and sweet mango aftertaste. Medium in body, sticky texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad. It definitely doesn’t taste or feel like a 9.6% beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Foamer. Amber colored pour. Huge off white head. Plenty of lacing. Caramel aroma some hops. Taste is malt, hops, and caramel.

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