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Ellicottville Imperial IPA (Pantius Droppus)

Ellicottville Imperial IPA (Pantius Droppus)
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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
A Full-bodied American style Imperial Pale Ale with a malty mouth-feel that explodes with hop flavor & aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5632) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle. Nose gorgeous PNW fruit salad, typical citrus blend but with really nice cookie dough and a little spice, also stronger malt than usual. Just a touch of nut. Very inviting! Pour a deep but still clear burnished orange with red highlights and a creamy beige head. Taste strongly sweet (too sweet) and strongly bitter, a big mash up of resin and sugar, berry and light citrus squeaking through, meaty malt and spice, lighter vegetal, medium and increasing alcohol numbing and warmth. Aftertaste picks up a little mint and structure without astringency. Itís bold but boozy and a little flabby; still, I welcome more traditional, maltier IIPAs that are actually pulled off, and this one is, more or less. [3.3].

Second go: naaah, way too sweet. [2016.06.17: 3.0]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
PhillyCraft (5847) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Sampled at Mile, this disgusting brew pours hazy brown with small ring of white head. Notes are so fucking gross: shampoo, commerce bank lollipop, caramel pie, shit malt, shit grain and shit hops. So much booze heat, pushed back the 1 ounce sample after a sip or two. Horrifying

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12 oz bottle from a trade though I didnít write down who. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized, creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, some candied fruit, a mishmash of faded hops, citrus, some herbal notes, mild bitterness, seems old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Strange beer- Tons of malt and hops but not bitter at all. The sweetness covers up the alcohol well. I enjoyed it. Good in it own right but different from other Imperial IPAs. Pseudo aged 120 min if I had to compare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
12 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a clear bright orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is pretty sweet, with caramel malts, big resinous hops, and a syrupy quality. Flavour is certainly on the sweet malty side for a IIPA, bordering on cloying sweetness, with lots of resinous hops underneath. Not at all my kind of IIPA - just way too sweet for me. Itís not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 3, 2015
Fresh from bottle to glass. Pours a clear reddish/amber with a small tan head. Aroma was different than any Iíve had. Really fruity and sweet smelling with caramel. I got a lot of cherry in the taste as I swished the beer in my mouth. Sweet malts and caramel present. For being 10% plus I noticed no alcohol at all. Exact opposite. So easily drinkable that Iíd be on the floor after a 4 pack of this. First time trying this and not bad at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MacBoost (1773) - Penfield, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
From very old notes: What an infected, malty mess. This beer is fucked. Do. Not. Buy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Remainder of a growler, shared by caterwaul. Clear red / orange color. Minimal white head, little lace. Nice tropical fruit, light citrus hop nose. Wow, weird flavor. Seaweed, is what stands out to me. WTF. Very odd, dank grassy seaweed paper flavor to me. Sweeter taste, light bitter. OK sweet DIPA. Probably better straight from the tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2687) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours orange amber hut with minimal head. Creamy body gives way to tangerine, oranges, light caramel and faint bittering grapefruit. More sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Tap, aroma is nice and hoppie, the flavour is a good bitterness and a bit of earthy and citrus hops, the finish was smooth, good offering overall

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