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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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A very strong India Pale Ale, The Imperial is loaded with Cascade Hops for explosive citrus characteristics with a slow, smooth finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1516) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle..Pour is golden with a white head..Nose is some citrus, florals, nice malts, grass...Taste is nice caramel malts, spice, some light pine and citrus notes, biscuit ..A bit malty for me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigaddie (75) - - MAY 22, 2013
Grassy, sweet and flavorful aromas emanating from the nose of this clear pale ale looking pour. Not much of a head but decent lacing. Very smooth palate to this beer. A bit of effervescence helps cut the early onset bitterness from this well hopped beer. Currently drinking the 2012 bottle side-by-side with the '11. Very similar and smooth. The '11 has less hoppiness. Sweet taste... Apricots, tropical sweet fruit flavors with a grassiness that ligers in the front of the palate. Good stuff! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
(22oz bomber) clearish orange, soapy edge bubbles. Nose is quite malty, bit floral, biscuity, sweaty citrus, really nice. Taste is biscuity, caramel, malty, florals, lightly bitter but not assertive. Oily finish, nice body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - MAR 18, 2013
On tap at brewery from notes at the time of consumtion. Grapefruit, pine and floral aroma, very nice!! Dark golden amber pour, nice brightness, creamy head. Flavors of caramel and pale malts, a little biscut... grapefruit, pine. Very tasty IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (3058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
2 years side by side: 2012 - Bottle - Earthy hops and nice malty sweetness to balance. Ruddy copper with minimal head. Nice grapefruit hoppy but balanced well with a malty brown sugar sweetness. A really nice imperial IPA, nothing fancy but well done. 2011 - Bottle - Sweet fruit, molasses, and alcohol heat. Ruddy copper with minimal head. Bitterness from the hops, but none of the flavor. Brown sugar, molasses and a bit of alcohol. Some apricot like fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
650ml bomber pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that retains quite well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and pine with notes of cereal grains. Taste is a bold pine and grapefruit bitterness with an underlying grainy malt sweetness. Medium to heavy body with adequate carbonation leaving a pleasant feeling on the palate. A bold and nicely done DIPA that is definitely worth trying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle pours a cloudy dark amber/orange. Thin lacing white head. Scent is citrus and pine. Taste is citrus, pine and caramel. Look forward to having on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5591) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Grapefruit, pine and floral notes on top of caramel and pale malt. Not iced tea, just some actual nice caramel notes on the nose. A little spicy hop notes as well. Golden amber pour, nice brightness, creamy head. Flavors of caramel and pale malts, a little honey perhaps, grapefruit, pine, and floral notes with a lingering spicy hop aspect. Decent IIPA. Smooth nicely bubbled carbonation feels nice on the mouth. That sounded gay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (396) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle, clear amber pour, decent foam and lacing. I think this may be slightly past its prime but i will rate anyway. Hop aroma has faded but i detect grapefruit on top of the malty backbone. Similarly, the caramel and toast flavors come out first, followed by a pleasant bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is dominated by that silky smooth grapefruit that makes Pliny so good. Flavor is grapefruit, notes of pine, and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Finish is medium bitter. This is a very nice dipa.


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