Ellicottville Imperial IPA (Pantius Droppus)
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (8267) - 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 (12456) - 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 (755) - 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 (1710) - 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 (9672) - 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 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3423) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Last beer of the night for Brew Tour 2012 WNY. We stopped in Fredonia so old Dan could see his daughter. She directed us to the local Ellicottville Brew Pub. Young Dan bought me this last beer of the night. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet floral and citric hops, with a hint of caramel. Smooth, medium body. Flavor brings floral, and citric notes, as well as caramel and lightly roasted malty notes. Alcohol is not very well hidden. Young Dan finished this one. I was done for the night and slept most of the way back to Roch. Thanks to the 2 Danís and Joe for coming. And special thanks for Joe driving us drunks around and being our designated driver of my car.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Aroma off smell feet? resiny hops, caramel, boozy. Pour overly cloudy copperish color off white head. Taste very boozy, caramel, grapefruit, abrasively sweet, pine and floral hops. MF medium chewy body mild carb. Overall not a good beer wouldnít re drink.

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