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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2012
22oz bottle. Batch 14. Pours a hazy orange amber with a big sticky beige head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is mainly grapefruit and lemongrass. There is some sugary sweet malts in the background and some subtle resinous pine. Taste is hoppy and full of juicy citrus up front. A nice grapefruit bitterness especially but with a sweet malty backbone. The finish is bitter but with lots of alcohol burn. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and really sticky on the palate with hop resin lingering with the boozy burn. I’m impressed with this beer. A big juicy citrus-filled DIPA that remains fairly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At 2012 Avery Strong Ale Fest. hazy light gold with a pillowy white head--looks like a hefe. But smells like freshly picked hops, with green leafiness, some greasy lupulin, and fresh floral tones. Taste is pretty smooth, mouthfeel wise, but is floral and leafy and bitter, with a balancing light caramalt sweet backbone. But is largely floral and fresh hoppy, with loads of fresh lupulin and fresh leafy fresh picked hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma of malty, peach, tropica fruit, grapefruit. Taste is malty, tropical fruit, peach, pine, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish. 090312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
openbottle (19) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Nice orange color. With little to no head. However, very nice lacing. Nice piny resinous hop profile. Very nice balance with hops and malt. Tasted release #13 out of a 22oz bottle. Overall, a very good double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Not a big hop aroma, smells slightly citrusy, boozy, and some deep tropical but pretty subtle. Good carbonation which helps this boozy beast. The flavor is ok, it is bitter but pretty hot. This beer wasn’t bad, but I wouldn’t seek it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Hazy yellow-orange pour with a creamy, white head. Long-lasting head retention. Looks amazing. I could smell the citrus hops before I poured; really looking forward. Aroma is citrus, honey, light fruit, yeasty esters, hint of caramel. Smooth and creamy body all the way through, surprisingly. Starts off sweet and carries through the mid palate leading to a nice, slightly bitter finish. Low alcohol warmth, low carbonation, medium-full body. I like!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap at ColLAboration. Pours with a hazed golden body with a small white head that slowly fades but leaves good lace. Aromas are of pine, resin, grapefruit, weed, strawberry, estery and very grassy. Flavors are a bit boozy with some perceived sweetness that seems to be more alcohol than crystal malt. Boozy, but very fresh hop flavor. A bit husky, spicy, herbaceous. Really bitter with a ton of grassy character. Warming, spritzy with a fruity and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy orange with a thin off white head. Scent is floral with caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is floral and pine with caramel. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8862) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Deep copper color, mostly white head. Resin, citrus peel, herbal hops dominate with a background of dried golden fruit...raisins, plums. Flavor is hoppy and has the perfect amount of malt to balance the bitterness. Juicy and good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
starkastic (18) - - FEB 16, 2012
Pours as a double ipa should, big head. Hoppy smell, taste is hoppy and alcoholicy. Leaves a bitter alcohol after taste. There’s something in the taste thats sort of odd that i can’t put my finger on

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