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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3160) - 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 (5626) - 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 (423) - 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 (3526) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3373) - 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 (4709) - 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 (7107) - 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 (1463) - 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 (2100) - 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 (2708) - 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.


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