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Ellicottville Imperial IPA (Pantius Droppus)
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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A Full-bodied American style Imperial Pale Ale with a malty mouth-feel that explodes with hop flavor & aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cdugo (31) - , Texas, USA - APR 26, 2009
Nice amber/copper color, pours with a nice hoppy aroma. Has a slight sour flavor to it along with citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McGarnigle (546) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 19, 2009
Dateless bomber, that makes no claims of India. Good looking orange-ish brew with wonderful head. You’d think this is going to be a standard Cascade big pale, but then there’s the sour. I wondered whether it had gone awry but (a) others have noted the sour and (b) it tastes good, even though I’m not a fan of sour beer. More sweet than bitter, and lots of citrus fruit. Would never guess more than 10% ABV. I didn’t like their pale ale much, but I like this a good deal.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
This 650 ml is listed at 11.5% abv and picked up in the fall in Buffalo. FInally, post-shushi, I game. OK, the sourness, and I am far from alone here. Some decent Cascade hop, a bit funky aroma, sweats and smells. Cloudy grapefruit with certain significant white head, and lace. Actually drinkable,.Not a DPA at all.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle from blipp. A nice beer, but has a little age on it. Would probably have been great 2 months ago.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
A dark clear amber ale with a very thin off white head. Nice floral hops aroma, caramel malt, and light vinous notes. In mouth, a viscous IPA with meaty notes, caramel, floral hops, land light vinous finale, like a barley wine. Nice. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, ,courtesy of Blankboy. Nice hop aroma - fruity, fresh,a little mild. Dark orange, small white head. Great taste - hoppy tasty fruit juice, light body. Alcohol not even noticeable. Really enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Hmmm.... It smells so wonderful. On the initial taste, it is near perfection. But the aftertaste is, well to be honest, slightly sour. Tastes like a belgian tripel. Maybe its the strain of yeast they used, but this beer is no where near as good as the price suggests. It is like a cross between an american DIPA and a belgian triple/quad. Not terrible, but nowhere near great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (4964) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Lightly hazed orange/amber pour with thick creamy off white head and lace. Rock candy, caramel, medium citrus malt on the nose. Rich thick semi sweet malt with a cloying hop bitter. Thick rich full bodied with good carbonation and a nice medium full bitter. I liked this beer alot.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet and bitter citrus-lemon zest, some medium malt. Taste is sweet and bitter citrus-lemon zest, secondary medium malt-caramel/slight burnt, some alcohol. Slick/somewhat syrupy mouth feel. Occasional. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a small diminishing fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and floral hops, some sweetness and light spices. Flavour’s the same: Caramel malt, citrus and floral hops, light spices and with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied. Pretty good.


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