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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
This is our house-brewed version of an Imperial Pale Ale, a ramped-up version (higher alcohol and hops) of an India Pale Ale that has grown in popularity throughout the country and now has its own category in major competitions. It won the Bronze Medal at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival in the American Strong Pale Ale category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Tap at the pub. Poured a dark, orange amber with a lovely off-white head. Left lacing as I drank. Aroma is hoppy with notes of grapefruit. Flavor is a little toasty and malty, but is all about the resinous, grapefruit hops. Very hoppy, but drinkable, with a pleasantly bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2009
This immediately followed the Pro-Am IPA at 70+ IBUs so my palate may have been a bit tired. Certainly bitter... This is hops all the way, but I’m surprised it’s rated at 140 IBU. That just sounds unpalatable. Pours a very dark brown. Tried to get a growler, but they were out. Probably for the best as this is best sipped in 10 oz. schooners.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kathouse (1607) - Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Deep golden/orange color with a foam that clings well to the glass. Earthy hops along with tangerine and grapefruits. Moderate bitterness but pleasant to drink. Toffee malts try to keep up. Finish drags on with hop flavor and light alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Tap at Brouwers Hopfest ’07.

My kinda IPA. Pours a cloudy light brown. Dry flavor, lovely hop aromas, nothing sweet here, but chewy enough malts to be more than just hop juice. Intensely drinkable but never overpowering. Bravo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Dark copper and pellucid. White, frothy head that is almost creamy. Nose of citrus and pine. There’s almost a hint of cedar there. I have no idea why. Fruity with notes of oranges and a little of the pine comes through with the flavor. Sweet caramel malts and a touch of toasted malts. Finshes smooth and easy. I could drink this a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5813) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2008
On tap at West Seattle brewpub. Pours out a copper topped with a white head. Aroma of fresh citrus. Tast of a nice citrus hop. A littel malt and a very nice bitter end. #1100 for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6103) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Amber colored beer, thin head.. Malty aroma of bread perhaps with a ton of hops, pine and citrus mostly. Super hoppy flavors of grapefruit and pine with a touch of caramel maybe. Nice and hoppy. Lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2008
Hazy amber, lasting beige head.Earty,piney hop nose.Strong hop profile is a balance of ctirus and bitterness. Long long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Sampler at brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Nose is a nice citrus and pine. Taste is of citrus. Mouthfeel is resinous and bitter. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3506) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Sampler at source. This should be listed as a DIPA, not ASA. Dark orange amber color that completely covers the side of the glass as you drink it down. Aroma is a fresh bouquet of hops - some citrus, some fruit nicely blended, no/low pine. Medium bitterness on the nose. Alcohol appropriately pleasant with a present neutral malt background. Flavor is hop profile with a medium hip bitterness that overtakes the flavor and leads into the aftertaste. As the beer warms up there is a mild diacetyl character. I could see less sensitive people not picking it up. Also, I don’t mind the character as much but I could see those that dislike it really penalizing the beer for it. I actually think in this case it provides a nice characteristic to balance the hops.

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