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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
S_Side_Smitty (691) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours orange-amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is mango, pineapple and citrus rind. Taste is all of the above in a mellow sweet kind of way followed by a mellow bitterness that lingers for a short bit. Aroma is better than flavor, but not bad overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3740) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brew Haus / Hebron KY --- Nearly clear medium amber color, White head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt and citrus earthy hops riding a wave of medium carbonation to a long sweet n bitter finish. Slight taste of bitter cardboard takes away from an otherwise solid brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4812) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
Robe orangée. Mousse sale. Dentelle. Nez frais de houblons. Marijuana. Pêches. Ananas. Fleurs. Terre. Base maltée entre le miel et le caramel. Goût de marmelade d’agrumes et de fruits du verger. Très fruité. Effet sucré de faible intensité. Bouche enveloppante mais jamais trop lourde. Touche d’alcool. Finale piquée par les ananas, les mandarines, les fruits asiatiques, les pêches, les aiguilles de pin. Superbe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1590) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle purchased at the brewery. Label indicates 2016 Limited Release. Cloudy golden orange with a thick two-finger white head and very nice lace. My careless pour put significant amounts of yeast flakes in the glass. Aromas of tropical fruits, sweet biscuity malts, and earthy and pine hops. Taste is similar, as robust maltiness and tropical fruits give way to subtle pine and earthy hops. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel and a gentle sweetness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2721) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2016
Poured from 750ml bottle. Very slightly hazy, gold color with a 3-finger ivory-colored head and very good lacing. Aroma of pungent tropical fruit, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, biscuit and sweet pale malt. Taste of pungent tropical fruit, citrus, floral hops, pineapple, biscuits, caramel and abundant complexity. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonation with a rich mouthfeel. Balanced and complex. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (495) - - APR 24, 2016
Served on tap at Moor Pat. Clear red Amber color with an off white head. Tropical fruit citrus hops sweet malt aroma. Sweet citrus honey grapefruit pine hops. Lot going on with a nice balance. Heavy sticky body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MacBoost (1723) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 24, 2016
750ml bottled about a month ago. Pours shitty. Smells shitty. Tastes shitty. This is easily identified as a 10 year old IPA recipe. No.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (477) - - APR 22, 2016
Pine. Citrus. A hint of sweet. Cloudy dark honey gold with a thick foamy white head. Thick Velvety mouthfeel. Very smooth. Orange. Grapefruit. There's a fruit in there that I can't place. The bitterness on the finish is mild but just there. Nice warmth at the end. Very well balanced. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (526) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Poured from a bomber bottle. Pours a deep orange amber with a massive white head. Light carbonation and lots of lacing. Aroma of pine resin, sweet citrus, and corn syrup. Light syrupy texture. Taste is juicy and slightly bitter. Flavors are not very bold. Not too harsh. Finishes with a nice warmth. Reminds me of Lagunitas Bitter Oats but not quite as good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (614) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2016
bottle. very impressive and tasty imperial ipa. a very good beer that does the style proud


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