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RATINGS: 215   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2013
22oz bottle, release #16, 8.9% ABV. Shared with friends. Mostly clear yellow / orange color, but hazy with the many particles in the body. Good thin khaki head, good row of lace. Good smooth light carbonation, creamy bigger body. Citrus grassy hop, pine, grapefruit flavors. Very nice bitter taste, some light sweetness. Really, a great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden with a medium long lasting white head. The aroma is lots if citric and fruity hops. Grapefruit, peaches and light pine backed up by a solid amount of malt. The flavour is pine, citrus, spicy hops and sweet malts. Creamy texture. Long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Release #18 ]. ABV: 8.8%. Unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, resin, pine. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, dry, fruity, flowers, soapy, grapefruit, ruff - sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120914]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Release #21. Bomber. Pours dark hazy gold with a decent leggy white head. Resiny slightly sweet nose. Fresh hop with a huge sweet resiny flavor. Thick and viscous. The big alcohol is fairly well hidden and comes through slightly on the end. Big huge beer. Should have waited to share this one-well, maybe not...

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eruizgarcia (167) - - DEC 27, 2012
Pours an attractive dark amber with a small head. Strong citrus, pine and caramel aroma. Very bright flavor, sweet at first, then all hops and a bitter finish and aftertaste. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (782) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Release #19 9.6 ABV. Ok, so I’m going to make this simple. The commercial description is spot on. The only thing I would add is the ABV is undetectable. Excellent IIPA!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
esox (971) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Release #18, bottled. Hazy, pale orange colour, lacy and creamy head. Strong, hoppy nose has citrus, mango, peach, floral notes and some pine. Caramelly and biscuity notes. Intense bitterness is grapefruity and slightly mineral, very impressive. Sturdy malt body is with perfectly balanced amount of caramel. Lingerin bitter finish. Awsome DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toadvine (69) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2012
22 oz bomber. Release #13. Pours a nice golden orange with a foamy head that lasts. Lots of citrus and pine in the aroma. Bright and bitter taste with a crisp aftertaste. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release #16, bottled 4/1/2012. Pours very hazy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger very dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big orange zest, grapefruit, caramel, pineapple, mango, biscuit, orange rind, light pine, grass, floral, and light earthy spiciness. Very nice aromas with good hop complexity and malt balance; the age is notable here, but still very nice. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, caramel, bread, mango, pine, citrus rind, floral, grass, toast, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, caramel, bread, mango, pine, floral, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice hop complexity with a very balanced malt backbone; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Hop and malt balance is great and not overly sweet at all; despite the age of this bottling. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, sticky, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA! Great hop flavor complexity and malt balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. This was a very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Release #22 bottle from the brewery. 10.2% ABV. Golden orange pour with a big, fluffy white meringue head. Tons of lacing. Big sweet, piney hops aroma like a juicy red grapefruit. Nice taste too although the 10+ ABV is noticeable. Not bad at all.


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