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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4823) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. The look is an off white head, copper orange, hazy. The smell is hops, pine, alcohol, fruit, caramel. The taste is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2927) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Hazelís beverage world. Hazy copper color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, resin, hops, pine, mango and a bit of peach. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin, hops and mango. Excellent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma of lots of pine, some grapefruit. Taste is grapefruit, piney, lots of caramel malt that leads into a nice finish of alcohol warming. A great DIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5626) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22 oz. bottle. It ours a bright orange color with a dense white head. The aroma has oranges and pine with a little spice and florals. The flavor has more oranges with a touch of tropical fruit and a super piney bitter finish. Maltiness is subdued with maybe a touch of honey on the palate, although the mouthfeel is pretty full and oily. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (286) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours a golden/orange color. A good layer of white foam leaves some nice rings of lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pine, and caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel, pine, spice, and some citrus. Medium bodied with a fruity, resinous hop finish. Nice, even if a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Clear orange amber, decent lace/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, pine, etc. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, moderate to high bitterness. Textbook.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewHaMeister (417) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bomber pours a golden straw with an abundance of white head and nice lacing. Aroma is subtle hops with pronounced corn and malt. Flavor and overall is disappointing for the ratings so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1974) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Release #33. Pours a medium ambery orange. Quite cloudy. The head is frothy and off-white. Lots of lacing and excellent retention. The aroma is big on tangerine, grapefruit, orange and pine hop notes. Thereís a fairly strong caramel malt character, more sugar than Iíd like but itís not too over the top. A little bubblegum-ish. The taste starts off with sugary malt flavor. Thereís also a good amount of citric hop flavor. Relatively little bitterness, though the finish has a decent bite. Still too much sweetness. Fairly thick feel. Lasting aftertaste. A little more than booze than Iíd like but not too bad. Itís a fairly sweet DIPA with too much of a bubblegum caramel flavor to it, but itís still rather tasty. The hops are nice, if somewhat unexciting. The malt sweetness is good enough in and of itself, at least. Itís just not how I prefer my DIPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12374) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Draft - Big pine and a little sweet malt. Clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet malts, hops and a bit of booze. Strong and not up to par.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2450) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bomber from Woodmans in Waukesha. Pours a hazy pale orange with a white head leaving a lot of sticky strings of lace. Aroma has citrus (oranges, pineapple, lemons) and pine. Further down in the glass, some of the caramel aroma shows through. Taste is of sweet caramel, very spicy pine and a grapefruity/lemony mix. Some peppery tang kicks in through the glass. Strong components all. Medium bodied and sticky. Finishes with a lot of depth, and quite a bit of bitterness. Yet - again - some solid sweet caramel and some strong piney/peppery presence is there. Initially thought this was thin and did not have enough character to stay with the aroma, but the body really developed through the glass with a lot of nice pieces that took turns showing up strongly.

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