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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An unfiltered, 100% bottle-conditioned, super-pungent imperial I.P.A. clocking in at 9% ABV and dry-hopped with Palisade, Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade, CTZ, and Willamette hops. The beer will come out in June of 2009 in a handful of eastern seaboard states. It will only be packaged in 750ml champagne bottles. Seek it out... and hoard it from the non-believers.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mvp (234) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Good aroma. Nice copper color with a white frothy head. The palate seemed kind of thin. It was bitter but also dry and not that well balanced. Iím a little disappointed. hopping for a bit more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Slightly hazy amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is reminiscent of 90 minute IPA. Maltier with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine. Medium bodied, semi chewy mouthfeel with caramel sweetness and PNW flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (365) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2016
From a bomber. Pours a light gold and makes a sudsy, big macro beer head with a bit of lacing down the glass. Aroma is of corn, floral, Pilsner, and a bit of hops. Tastes of biscuit, caramel, and lightly hopped. Surprisingly high abv for the taste. It's a good beer, but a bit too much macro beer taste for my liking even though I'm giving it a good grade. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (252) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2016
2016 release, golden pour with a white light fluffy head. Nose is floral, Belgian spices, very light and mild. Taste is similar, lightly carbonated. This is a nice beer that doesn't show it's 9% ABV. I would prefer the 90 minute IPA any day. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2016
750ml bottle thanks to obguthr
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel and herbal. Taste is sweet, grassy, grapefruit and pine
Ok, bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChadPolenz (1677) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 22A Double IPA

AROMA: Sweet floral and candy aroma. Some berry and perfume. No malt or alcohol presence. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Flame orange; mostly clear. Large, eggshell, frothy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Surprisingly well-balanced for the style. Some sweet amber maltiness complemented by candy/berry/floral hops. Bitterness is restrained and does not feel like 90 IBUs. Some pine flavor on the finish. Alcohol is part of the palette, but not distracting. Satisfying and enjoyable. 16/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-full body; noticeable thick though soft and smooth. Carbonation is a bit low despite being bottle-conditioned. Finishes rather clean with minor resiny aftertaste. Alcohol warmth is part of the experience. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: A fine strong IPA, but not as special as itís marketed and packaged. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 39/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1402) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Hazy , straw color . Big , white head . Caramel malt , honey , pine and fruits in aroma . Great balance of maltiness and bitter hops . Full body . Good , classic DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
The cascade and simcoe really stand out in this hazy orange brew with almost no head. The taste is sweet full bodied up front. The aftertaste the hop flavors and bitterness come in the hops are floral and balance well between Thenbitter and the malt sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2016
not a strong nose, straw colored translucent when poured. very malty on the nose Not a lot of after taste, actually ends a little malty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (1044) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2016
The beer pored golden amber in color, and the body was quite clear, despite the beer being unfiltered and bottle conditioned. The head was about one finger thick. The aroma was a little subdued to my liking, as the hops were evident, in the form of grapefruit, melon, and hay, but this was not a hop assault on the nose. The taste was very tropical, full of juicy fruits, mild bitterness, and hard candy like sweetness. There was a little bit of butterscotch vibe to the malts. The body was dense, but the alcohol content felt much lower than it was. The aftertaste was mild, and lasted briefly. This was a decent tropical style DIPA, but for me a super dry West Coast style hopping goes much better with the style.


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