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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3343) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine, Summerlin. Hazy yellow pour white head. Aroma is very fruity, resin, pine, citrus and floral hops. Flavor is quite bitter and very fruity. Very smooth and with a thick body. Lovely IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
All those yearly release stats are very cute. Its a copper beer with a spotty white lace. The atoma is bitter and has traces of orange rind. The flavor is bitter and has traces of tangerine pulp and pine. On the whole its mellow, easily palateable and delicious. Cheers to the fourth tastebud group!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
A good hoppiness, though covered by a strong level of booze. Still pretty drinkable. Good head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3742) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2014
22 oz bottle. Golden with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of dank hops, pineapple, mango, pine, and light grass. Tasters of pine, resin, dank tops, some citrus, caramel, and booze with a sticky mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3954) - Frisco, 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 (1785) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s 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 (362) - 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 (3240) - 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 (220) - 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 (2388) - 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.

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