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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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The Imperial IPA is a Double India Pale Ale that is fully loaded with Cascade hops for explosive grapefruit flavors and aroma, assertive bitterness balanced perfectly with a strong malt backbone, and a slow, smooth finish. Montana grown 2-row pale, white wheat, and caramel malts. Simcoe and Cascade hops.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5101) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2014
On tap at Montana Brewers Fest
Clear golden with a off-white head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors are floral, caramel and pine resin
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13304) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Crystal clear golden color, thick white head with solid sheets of lacing. Aroma of bright pine resin. Taste is soapy bright pone. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5025) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Beer Bloggers Conference - San Diego - Big IPA flavor and aroma. loaded with awesome cascade hops I was impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1139) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at Hopís. Damn this place is dark, and Iím really looking forward to my yak burger. Anyway, clear medium amber pour, white head and irregular lacing. Pine, citrus, candied orange and caramel. Taste is moderately sweet (caramel) with assertive bitterness. Medium+ body, average+ carbonation. Warming. Overall: solid middle of the road double ipa.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1732) - 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 (5634) - 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 (4992) - 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 (4381) - 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.


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