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RATINGS: 662   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.


rcasta's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcasta (849) - - MAY 7, 2010
Gracias ramenend en tu casa con el pollo y aleman. Tradicional birria gringa hoppy. Bien hoppy


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Aroma is spices, pine and complex malts. The flavor is citrus, earthy, spices, malts and a bitter/slightly dry finish. Like a very high alcohol American Pale Ale, the bottle conditioning made this very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Beer and Smoke, Brooklyn bottle: pours deep copper with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and a hefty bit of hops. Taste is lightly sweet. Not too bitter. Not my favorite.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (1078) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours a ever so slightly hazy copper color with a pillowy, white head that stays forever. Generous lacing. Nose is hay and grass with citrus notes and a hint of biscuit. Taste is bitter upfront, but the malt comes through in the mid-palate nicely. Slightly oily mouthfeel, boozy warmth, long hop finish. Excellent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (4995) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2016
On tap at Hops & Pie. Clear orange appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of pine, floral notes and resinous hops. Similar flavor, hop-forward, pretty standard, straight up DIPA here.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (929) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours a slightly hazy, amber-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is very grassy, with some citrus and herbal elements as well. Flavor is rather sharp. Lots of hop bite, some citrus, some spruce, a touch of nuttiness, some breadiness. Alcohol content is well hidden--you can tell it’s there, but not really taste it. The booziness present in so many of these hop bombs isn’t a factor. Pretty good, all in all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CObiased (303) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2016
Bomber - pours a clear brilliant golden orange with a thick, fluffy off white head. The aroma reminds me more of an English IPA with hops and malt coming thru. Nice fruity hop flavor blends well with the light caramel and fruity malts. A little boozy. Not bad, different

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hman43 (1114) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2016
It pours gold with an off white head. This is a bit hazy overall. There are aromas of pine, floral, pineapple, and some bread. There is an initial sweet flavor with citrus, floral, pineapple, pine, and bread. It is moderately bitter, with a moderate body and some alcohol warming. Overall for the ABV it is a fairly easy drinking hop driven IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7286) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of black tea, graham cracker, scorched honey, lemon zest. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Pretty good flavor balance and mouthfeel for the style, but the aroma is meek and somewhat odd (but thankfully not the usual raw/green hop bomb that most in this style are). Ok but not terribly enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (2082) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a medium white head. Aroma is citrus - grapefruit, floral, biscuit and pine. Taste is bitters with some tartness. Smooth with a quick dry finish. Overall a very enjoyable IPA

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2369) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle from the 2016 release. Nice light beige head. Light opaque golden color. Good hop aroma. Medium hoppy taste and a big malty caramell taste. Balanced bitterness.


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