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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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This tawny-orange ale immediately assults the senses with the character of hops from the Pacific Northwest. An aroma that combines grapefruit pith and pine resin foreshadows a strongly bitter beer. The flavor is spicy and juicy with citrus dominating over honey and floral notes, then giving way to a dry, chalky bitterness. The almost sweet finish is accentuated by the strength of the alcohol.

Release #1 : 9.5% ABV
Release #2 : 10.1% ABV
Release #3-6 : 9.9% ABV
Release #7-8 : 9.3% ABV
Release #9-10 : 8.7% ABV
Release #11 : 8.9% ABV
Release #12 : 9.0% ABV
Release #13 : 9.6% ABV
Release #14 : 9.4% ABV
Release #18 : 8.4% ABV
Release #27 - 9.6% ABV


2011 GABF Bronze Medalist for Imperial Pale Ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (915) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
22oz bottle pours a golden/amber color with a nice white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, sweet malt. Nicely balanced, smooth finish, very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3386) - California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
2 June 2012, bottle. Bright yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is skunky grassy hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. More hops in taste than I was expecting but most of the bitterness kicks in in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Date: May 14, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy off white head, sticky icy lace
Aroma: floral and spicy aroma, slightly sweet pale malt, light peppery pine
Overall: sweet pale malt, lots of hops, floral and pine, light citrus, peppery spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3266) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Release #15. Pours hazy pale orange color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with sweet caramel. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Nice DIPA. Thanks Dallas.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Sample as a bonus beer at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear yellow/gold pour with a medium white head. Citrus and pine hops in the nose, with some sweet malt. Malty flavor with strong citrusy and piney hop presence and a sweet malt finish. I’ve been pretty much on the fence about this brewery since trying several of their beers, but this one is pushing me over to the fan side for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours a cloudy, dirty orange with a small, white head. The nose is all hops. The flavor has lots of herbal, medium pine, and light tropical hop notes. Not much from the malt side. Long, bitter, and dry finish. Definitely west coast style.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Release #16 8.9% ABV. Sampled from 22oz bomber. Appearance is very typical for a DIPA with a nice white head that fades away and leaves a little ring around the top of the beer. The aroma is soft pine note resins and sweet fruit notes. The taste follows the aroma very nicely and has a very full mouthfeel. Overall this is a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
From beerlicious iphone app: Draft Release #14 Floral hops that shows a pale cloudy color with minimal white head. Light bitter and sour notes to start and finishes with a monster kick. Medium body with stick thick texture. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1310) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle @ SF. Hazy yellow amber. Smells sweet and grapefruity and a touch piney. Tastes initially set them a little resinous with a nice bitter hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3966) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Sampled at Slutfest 3. Clear light amber copper pour with ring of offwhite head. Really not too sweet green woodsy citrus hop profite. Pretty decent actually.


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