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RATINGS: 257   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6253) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Release #27, 9.6% ABV. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Big fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus, pineapple, and some sweet caramel. Bitter, boozy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Inabil1ty (25) - - NOV 2, 2013
Really delicious. I'm not talented at describing taste, but again I say it is delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours clear orange in color with a white head. Nice lacing. Lots of sugary fruit and caramel. Stale hops, paper, grass, pine, and candied orange. Flavor is very sweet. Caramel, sugar, and toasted bread. Meh. Notes of pine, orange peel, and a light bitterness on the finish. Slight lemon character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear golden beer with a smell white head on top. Aroma is fairly hoppy, citric and big on the grapefruit. Flavour is bitter, bready and has a slight yeasty base in it. Finish is dry and bitter, medium carbo. Nice Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11220) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, resin, citrus and caramel malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours mostly clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma is lightly herbal and grassy...light hoppy fruitiness. Flavor nice grass and herbs with very nice grapefruity bitterness and rind. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and rindy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (1069) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, release #27 Amber colour, fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste has grapefruit, pine and lots of hops. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a large white head. The aroma and flavor have a big sweetness, fruity hops with citrus dominating, resin, grapefruit and orange peel with moderate bitterness, some herbal spicy character with just a touch of alcohol. I think the alcohol, sweetness and bitterness kind of cancel each other so nothing is too out of balance. That being said, I like some of the other Epic brews a bit better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (1199) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Bomber brom batch #22, 10.2% ABV, poured into pint glass. Hazy orange color with persistent two-finger head and good lacing. Aroma is full of grapefruit and pine. Tastes bitter at first and in the finish, with a big sweet middle full of honey, floral hops, and caramel. Body is medium to full with slight carbonation. Mouthfeel is sticky, and alcohol is well hidden. A very solid and complex IIPA from a brewer I’ll be sure to revisit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stchloe (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Very solid IIPA, dry sweet malt body caramel like, well balanced hop profile with enough citrus and grapefruit and pine hops to make a certain sweetness.

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