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RATINGS: 1743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Beer specs:
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale

Maris' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1382) - Canberra, - JUL 10, 2012
From a 355ml bottle (2012 edition)on 10/7/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a medium head. Has a beautiful aroma of passionfruit, citrus fruit, melon, mango, caramel and honey, with some strong piney resiny hop notes and some floral touches. The flavour is both intense and explosive - it begins with a super sweet honey caramel malt backbone, followed by an array of fruits and marmalade. This is balanced by a massive grapefruity, resiny hop assault which coats the mouth and refuses to budge. The texture is syrupy and smooth, which makes it go down the hatch with ridiculous ease. An incredible beer and the best imperial IPA I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunlander (26) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Lots and lots of hops. Pours nicely with a off white head. Resin, malt, pine, grape and hops. With a strong bitterness that stays for a while. This one is almost to hoppy for me. But it’s a good Ipa with lots of taste and lots of hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (769) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
12oz bottle from Elizabeth Station. Bottled on 27-Apr-2016. Pours a murky dark golden with a huge white head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, candied citruses some plums and resin. Same character sweet and bitter taste and aftertaste. Hoppy bomb! Slightly too sweet even for me, but still excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turpentine (25) - - SEP 2, 2016
För mig som verkligen gillar en välhumlad öl är detta rena julafton. Redan i doften får man en föraning av mängden humle, men också den knäckiga maltigheten. Det senare är riktigt tydligt i smaken, ölen klibbar nästan fast på tänderna, och lämnar en söt, klibbig rest på glaset. I smakerna återfinns mycket karaktäristiska humletoner, tall, resin, grapefrukt m.m. I mitt tycke en mycket välbalanserad imperial IPA, trots den stora mängden humle (100 IBU). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (1002) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Tap at Pizza Luce. Light amber with a thin head. Sugary, tang, resiny and orange peel aromas. Opens very sweet with a bitter citrus finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (900) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2016 Small bottle from Elizabeth Station bottle shop in Bellingham Washington. A medium amber beer with plentiful yellow foam and bitter sweet malted hop nose. A sip confirms the nose with a big load of piney resinous, grapefruit hops and strong malts in the near background. Nicely balanced. 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - AUG 27, 2016
Probada on tap en Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn. Agosto 2016. IPA fuerte, de color amarronado y escasa espuma beige. Esta muy bien. 7/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weevo (160) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, included with my beer club six pack. Since I'm not a hophead we know where this is going. At 100 IBU's this is like the hottest sauce at your local wings place, let's do it just to see if we can. This isn't my thing, and I can't recover from the lingering bitterness. But hopheads rejoice and enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
Alla spina. Bionda e poco schiumosa; poco profumata, amarognola, erbacea, mediamente corposa, poco resinosa. A primo assaggio ricorda più una golden ale o una APA, me l’aspettavo più intensa. Ho qualche dubbio sulla qualità del fusto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1224) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016

Butelka z datą: 25,/05/16
WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, wysoka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Mega ananasowe! Słodki dojrzały ananas. W tle karmel oraz zioła.
SMAK: Świetnie zbilansowane. Słodowość-goryczka. Karmel, zioła. Fajna goryczka: wysoka, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Klasa, klasa, klasa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a amber colour beer with a small head. Fruity and hoppy with caramel, pine and some sweetness. Dry finish

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