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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 12, 2013
Release 27 9.4% ABV. Orange tinged honey color complements a layering of hops flavor. Citrus competes with resin while malt flavor exceeds sweetness resulting in a fairly complex beer with racy bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12452) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bomber from Beverages for Less in Santee, CA. Faint print: Release 26/9.5%. Pours translucent gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is fresh fruit and citrus. Med body, about. Flavor is very bitter. Grapefruit rind. Could also be floral and resin. It’s mouth smashing hoppy. Mild hop burn which builds with time. Heat’s not an issue, but you can find it. Pretty strong flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Out of a bomber, release 22. Aroma is floral, citrus, and a tiny sugary sweet scent. Flavor is floral, citrus, grapefruit, and a nice English malt also. Very nice and bitter!! Very good, I just recommend you get this the freshest you can, I’ve had an old bottle and its was not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bule (1208) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
22oz bottle pours a golden color with a small amount of head. Citrus and hop flavors. The hops linger on on more of an English hop profile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6688) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
Draft at uber. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a dense and creamy white head. Lots of sheeting lace. Rich pine and darkly toasted caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and heavily resinous pine on the mid palate. Loooong resiny finish, almost shampoo like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
Cooper’s blind tasting: Golden tan, decent head. Reserved hop nose. Nice pineapply bursts. The body however is tannic, off-note hops, and fusels. Disappointing and out of control.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
On tap at RBJG#2. Pours a clear light amber. Very sweet with a light bitterness. Very fruity with aromas of Belgian yeast and some citric hops notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter to dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2013
Bottle@Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours golden with an off-white head.Aroma of grapefruit,malt, some citrus and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and floral with osme alcohol wamth and bitterness.Medium to full body, avverage carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Sweet malt hops citrus aroma. Flavour is floral, herb, citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Nice citrus flavors floral with some dank. Caramel notes some pale malt sweetness. Golden orange pour great head and lace. Flavors of fruity citrus lighter fruits herbal and floral hops. Caramel sweetness some pale malt notes as well. A very clean imperial ipa. Well done.


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