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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
deep amber color. Caramel, strawberries, citrus. Full bodied a touch of eartiness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Wasn’t impressed with a sample at the tasting room but I will rate from the 650ml bottle. Good white head looks nice on a gold crisp beer. Scent gives a strong malt note. Flavour has hops, caramel and alcohol. Not overpowering on with any characteristic. Almost a grain flavour mixed in like a hint of rye.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Poured up on tap at the Missoula location with clear deep gold body and copper hues supporting a full semi tight off white head. The modest aroma has hints of both citrus and spicy hoppiness. The taste is nice and chewy with rich hop flavor of malt sweetened citrus and tangy spicy hops. These notes grow into only a modest yet pleasing level of hoppy bitterness. The hop flavor holds right into the finish as moderate bitterness swells from time to time. Solid IPA here with loads of pleasing hop flavor punch. This is just what I was in the mood for. Oh? This is a IIPA. That explains why I liked it as an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1304) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
RBAG 2012. Poured clear amber with nice white head. Aroma was a nice balance between citrus and grapefruit from the hops and the malt base. Malts show through in the taste asserting some sweetness and nuttiness. Hops add a nice bitterness and grapefruit later in the taste. Quite balanced although I have a feeling this could be much better if consumed fresher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2060) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
RBAG 2012 Poured out a nice amber brew with a bright white cap. RRGF, peaches, tangerine, caramel, maybe lime, caramel, bit of resin. Nice. Standard flavours, pine, resing, rrgf, peaches, bitterness, darker caramel, goodness. Sa, pathetic quick review.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2539) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
RBAG. From brown 660ml bottle. Bronze colour, fairly clear. Thin but clingy white foam. Nose has a bit of nutty malt, citrus hops, pungent grapefruit. Taste has some caramel, toasted malts, nut, grapefruit hops. Medium length finish, lasting grapefruit. Medium body and restrained carbonation. Very drinkable, pretty balanced double ipa.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle: Light amber in color; perfectly translucent. Small beige head. Mild aroma is sweet with citrus and florals. Tastes really damn good! A stout maltiness with plenty of citrus sweetness and a little floral. A bit of pine... a bit of who gives a flying f**k! Absolutely an above average DIPA that I’d rather sit back and enjoy then look any further. Well done Flathead Lake!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2011
22. Pours a cloudy dark amber with bright orange edges. Loose white head. Big orange, grapefruit, and pine nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel and toast on the mid palate. Grapefruit and pine showing, big piney wash for the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6304) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 21, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Missoula. Pours amber with a decent off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a seriously bitter hop finish. Tastes great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2010
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours mildly hazy gold/amber, thick off-white head, gorgeous lacing. Nose is grapefruit, citrus, lemons. Flavours are rich malt, many-layered citrus. Really potent grapefruit notes in the finish. Solid.


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