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RATINGS: 222   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34232) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30740) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic and light hops fruity. Bitter, bone dry and grapefruity to citrusy. Dry and bitter into a citrusy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, straw, alcohol, and and malt, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head leaving a little lacework. Fresh citrusy, piney aroma, loads of resin too. Rich body, sweet malts but surely this is a hop job, heavy herbal citric hoppiness leaving a good bitterness. 100912

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, citrus peel and grapefruits. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, caramel and grapefruits with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20238) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some fruity and floral notes with mild herbs. Flavour is quite similar with some mild alcohol and nectary notes as well. Rather big hoppyness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19217) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled at SBWF (9.5%). Cloudy pale amber, small head. Aroma of hay and gooseberry. Sweet and full body with well rounded mouthfeel. Solid malt, citrus and hay-like hops. Honeyish finish with white pepper and good bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney bitter grapefruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14449) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
1st July 2012
Release #11. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Smooth palate with a crispy trailing edge. Fairly grainy start, a bit much with the creamy pale malt. Smooth pine hops, pretty sweet. A little grassy bitterness underneath. Trace of orange citrus. Smooth dry finish. The malt is less dominant when the beer warms up a little and tastes a lot better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, notes of caramel, pine, peach, citrus, flowers and malt. Long bitter finish.


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