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RATINGS: 1973   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1762) - - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copperish color. Aroma and taste are pine, grapefruit, and some malty sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (210) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a hazy and slightly browned gold with a decent white head. Nose is a strong blend of floral hops, ripe fruit, and oak barrel. Flavor is quite complex, with a good balanced IPA showing through on the front and a touch of whiskey on the back. Finish is semi-sweet and earthy. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Draft at the Bierreri on 5th Ave NYC. This beer was part of a flight of local beers. It was the best of the flight. The ale had a distinctive creamy head with lacing. The ale poured a clear Amber color. The aroma of caramel malts and fruits greet you. The full bodied ale has average carbonation. This ale is special and a winner. The finish was clean as I drained the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (216) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Doftar maltigt av mörka frukter, karamell, citron och aning gummi. Därtill en rejäl dos ek. Totalt sett inte så stor doft dock. Elegant bärnstensfärg och ett kompakt, varaktigt skum. Söt smak med brända inslag. En kryddig avrundning blandat med mandarin. Beskan är väl mycket tillbakahållen och helheten blir därför aningen för söt. En fullödig kropp, silkeslen viskositet och en kittlande lätt kolsyra. Mycket tjusigt!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (1021) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark gold with a white head. Taste citrus, earthy, slightly sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (862) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. More or less aged 1 year. Clear orangeish with a creamy tan head. Exquiste roasted and hoppy aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with heavy bitterness. Deep aged and roasted character into a complex malty and bitter alcohol finish. Stunning beer, has aged brilliantly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (585) - MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark amber beer with a medium size white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, bourbon, wood and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied, dry and astrigent. Strong aftertaste that reminds me of wood and bourbon, with a nice malt character. Maybe not as hoppy as some of the Imperial IPAs I have tried, but definitely very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1288) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
(ancient tasting notes from backlog; 355 ml bottle from Kihoskh; BBD: 03/04/13 13:4) Pours clear amber with ample, tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is malty with resinly, floral notes. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Flavour is sweet with a little bitterness. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (201) - - MAY 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Draft. Orange to yellow gradient, milky white head. Aroma is spicy, alcohol, dried fruit, wood and leather. Beer is sticky, medium body. Dried fruit flavors, toffee, little bitterness, warming alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (841) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
Une magnifique imperial IPA à la robe ambrée, à la mousse crémeuse, au nez puissant et complexe sur les agrumes et les fruits mûrs et une bouche ample, riche, puissante, longue et raffraîchissante avec une superbe bulle élégante. Un délice.


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