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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9835) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
Growler at Coles IPA Festival. Labeled "Pantius Dropius Imperial IPA." I am going to assume that this is one and the same! Golden dark amber body with a smallish head. Big boozy aroma as it has warmed up a bit, hot caramel, less hops than I would have expected. Flavour starts with boozy toffee and caramel, with light fruity hops. A very bitter finish lingers long into the aftertaste. Surprisingly big finish on a relatively mild flavour profile. Average to medium palate is a bit under carbonated, but the growler had been open for a while. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2007
this oneís a little too much for me. iím down with a good dose of hops but this oneís all bitter. it overwhlems the taste and hangs in the mouth. definitely not a session beer. if you like your brew with a very stong bite it may be worth a try but this oneís not for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
Too strong for my likings. The Indian pale ale was never one of my favorites. Like that deformed annoying cousin at the family reunions you just canít seem to get away from.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2006
On tap at the brewery. Pour is dark amber with nice rings of white head around the glass. Aroma is rich earthy malt and very bitter hops. Flavor is exceptionaly bitter heavy hops. Not bad but not my style of IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2006
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Deep red in color with a fizzy tan head that goes away quickly. Aroma is loaded with hops, some malts, and alcohol. Some floral notes. Flavor is very floral and hoppy with a nice and smooth sweetness at the end. Alcohol is hidden well but itís still very warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Good malt and hop interplay, strong dose of hops, enough malt to keep it in check. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, fairly smooth body, quite drinkable for an I2PA. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Dusty hop aroma with peanut and some toasty malt. Very sweet, lots of hops but those are hidden behind the malt. Nice - kind of like a less sweet Wailing Wench

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2004
Tap: Nice amber color, small head. Aroma: Sweet, hoppy, crisp. Flavor: Excellent strong hops taste, alcohol, need to try again when I have more time to taste. Tried this without knowing anything about the beer or brewery and was impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Pours a nice deep amber color, smells wonderful and sweet. The alcohol really is present in each sip on your tongue. Overall very good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2002
Think of their Pale Ale With a litte more Hops And an Alcohol kick. Man this is definately some good stuff here

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