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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


socaltay's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Release #16 8.9% ABV. Sampled from 22oz bomber. Appearance is very typical for a DIPA with a nice white head that fades away and leaves a little ring around the top of the beer. The aroma is soft pine note resins and sweet fruit notes. The taste follows the aroma very nicely and has a very full mouthfeel. Overall this is a great beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland; release #42, 9.9% ABV
Hazy dark blond color with generous compact head. Strong aroma: orange peel, hop resins, hints of mango, earthy too. Full bodied, fairly sweet but not cloying; the paler color of malt does a good job, no caramel stickiness; the strong hopping blends in very well, carrying loads of quality, sweet oranges and a bit of mango overall, with some grapefruit pungency in the final.
Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A bit yeasty, even on the first pour. May try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (149) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Release #34 - Pours a medium gold with a thin white head. Aroma, the best I can describe is a floral, resiny spicy smell. Its a different smell and the taste follows the smell and is hard for me to describe.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, passion fruit and resin. Bitter hoppy flavour, grapefruit and citrus. Bitter finish, hops and pineapple. Nice.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XII, ’Getting Joes’d to it’, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (6512) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Thanks! to Benzai. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT XIII. Clear orange, little white head. Nose is huge herbal orange peel, hop oil. Taste is herbal & pine resin oil, very oily, light fruit. Average body. Decent, touch too herbal. Not exemplary but solid for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11825) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT XII. Clear orange golden color, medium sized white to off-white head. Aroma is malts, superb hops. Taste malts, hops, resin, pine, more hops, sticky hops and sticky hop bitter. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Fantastic imperial IPA! Spot on!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5275) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle @ ZZT12. Slightly hazy yellow to orange colour with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh, fruity. Tastes hops, fruity, fresh, quite nice. Full body, soft carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meberlein (1) - Sterling heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2015 does not count
Upfront taste of honey and citrus with a clean finish. Not overly hoppy or bitter. An off-season option for hopslam like flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2015
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black.. Thin tan head.... Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Dark roast.. Big chocolate.. Bit too fizzy.. Dark chocolate roast malts.. Little cold... Light bitter roast.. Dark malts

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a fizzy white head. Tastes like caramel, strong hop resin, light grapefruit, light nutty malt. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like hop resin, caramel, and light grapefruit.


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