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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle release #16. Aroma has notes of citrus, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and a little cough syrup. Hazy medium orange hue with a small white head that mostly diminished and left good okay lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and syrupy soft with a medium cloying finish. Overall a decent IIPA would like to try fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2012
bottle from Bruisin Ales, Asheville. Release #17. Golden orange jello like looking pour with suspend floaties. Citrus, tangerine, nectarine notes fill aroma. Citrus, Tangerine juice, juicy hops. Nice flavor. Good DIPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1620) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bomber. Release #18 8.8% The Imperial IPA was purchased at Libbie Market Ridgefield. This is a fun ale to drink. The IPA poured pale yellow with a small head and lacing down the glass. The aroma had citrus and spruce and was inviting. There is bitterness that hangs on your tongue. The carbonation was lively and contributed to the overall experience. Imperial IPA are special and this is good one. The finish rolled off your tongue with a nice bitterness that stays with you.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Beautiful yellow hue color. Beautiful Cenntenial hop smell and taste; fruity and floral. Complex, yet simple grain bill adds a smooth elegance to the bitterness of the hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Batch #9 Pours a very cloudy orange. It's surprisingly hazy. Great head retention. Has a great fruity hop aroma and flavor. Nicely balanced malt with the hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
deleuzian (3) - Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012 does not count

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2012
Cloudy, light amber color. Light fruity, citrusy, acidic, piney, dry, alcohol well hidden, but not overly balanced. Fun, but not outstanding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours a light copper with a nice white head and some lace. Aroma is of citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin. Nice west coast hop flavor, floral, citrus, pine, resin. Not too much alcohol bitterness. Good hop finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1007) - 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 (3725) - 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


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