Empire IPA
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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An American IPA.Agressive use of fruity American hops is what this beer is all about. An intense hop bitterness, followed by a balancing hop flavor and full hop aroma. Notes of citrus and grapefruit may be detected.. This is our hoppiest beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Dinosaur BBQ. Pours clear orangish amber with small white head. Aromas of caramel malts, grapefruit, and grassy hops. Flavors of sweet caramel malts, some hop bitterness, little bread, grapefruit, and touch of orange. Lacking bitterness and balance. Average IPA.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bigda83 (368) - Jamestown, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with notmuch head. From draft. I’m guessing maybe the keg was old because this was far from hoppy. It was malty and bitter. Only aroma/taste I got was soapy dirty dishwater and heavily bitter. Body was light and texture was thin, with a long bitter finish. I hope this isn’t their best offering....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear orange-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes quickly to a film. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of fruit, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of floral hops, fruit and caramel malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a short fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10426) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft at pony. Pours reddish amber white head. Nose and taste of malt, spicy rye, dry grain and wood. Medium body. Abrasive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4535) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/2013, as Empire Crusader IPA

Aroma: The nose is mild hops, grass and floral, some caramel, citrus, and earthy notes
Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a small head and some lace
Flavor: It is lightly sweet and light-medium bitter, not super hoppy, but a nice hop flavor
Palate: The body is medium, leaning light, with a clean feel, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was a decent example of a more British style IPA. It’s not close to being a hop bomb, but it is certainly a drinkable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Tap at triple crown, manhattan. Clear copper color, small white head. Aroma is mainly malty, fruits, hops. Malty body, hoppy, fruity. Dry hoppy end. Decent basic ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jflopsu (761) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a light orange. Has a faint lager aroma (malt and slight citrus hops). Very malty beer with a strong malt aftertaste. Taste also has some light citrus hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (523) - - NOV 29, 2013
On draft. No aroma that I can find. Slightly cloudy amber color. No lacing. Flavor is tart orange. Malts are toasty caramel. Beer finishes chewy. Good argument for IPAs being broken into two styles as this is a strong East Coast IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours cloudy golden with moderate white top. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Taste is a bold up front floral and citrus hop bitterness with bready malts to help ease you out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Definitely a fruitier IPA. Rather creamy for a finish. Easily my favorite from this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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