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Fort Collins Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Whatís better on a warm day in the mountains (or at sea level, for that matter) than relaxing with a strong beer that drinks easy? Hoptitude has an aromatic orange rind nose courtesy of a late addition of Pacifica hops from New Zealand, a bready malt backbone, a refreshing hop flavor reminiscent of dry grapefruit, and a palate cleansing finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11069) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy light copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter hop flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2014
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Slightly hazy light amber, white rim head, bars of lace. Taste is mild bready malt that adds strong citrus hops on the swallow, the malt joining again a little at the finish. It fills the bill, but doesnít seem like a brew that deserves 7.5% abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6004) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Clear light amber color with ivory foam. Dry spicy, citrusy, dusty pale malt aromas. Medium bodied. Grainy, lightly sweet pale malt flavors with mild florals, light fruitage____drying finish----good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (227) - - SEP 7, 2014
Look: pours a cloudy dark yellow. Bright white head. Smell: grape fruit. Oranges. Taste: very bitter. Grape fruit. Orange. More malt flavor than most IPAs. Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation. Overall: ok beer. Not my favorite IPA. Strange bitterness. Not grapefruit. Too much malt. First drank: home 9/7/14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3846) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Clear pale yellow pour with decent white head. Citrusy lemonzesty qualitiest and a crisp refreshing bite. Defintely drinks a lot closer to 6%. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1271) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
I havenít always been the biggest fort collins fan, but I really enjoyed this. Creamy body, lots of pine and lemon hop flavors. Smooth body. Iíll get this one again.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1568) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Slightly fruity aroma caramel taste. Nice bitterness that fills the front of the mouth for a moment. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (179) - - JUL 10, 2014
Itís okay. Not bad, not awesome. Itís just kind of in the middle. I didnít get any hop forward aroma which I was expecting. Instead it was more sweet malty weirdness. I let it warm up and still not much going on in the hop world. Taste is okay. Really weird feeling after sipping this. Itís really hard to pull out any distinguishable hops here. I donít know about this one. Itís okay. I wouldnít jump for it again. And for 2.99 a bottle itís definitely overpriced. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2209) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz. Little into Le Listermann - is this a DIPA? Smells and looks like a golden ale. How could 44 people wrong was my thinking? Apparently some of them. The flavors are all over the hop spectrum.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (487) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours yellow-golld with a thick white head. Aroma is light syrup and light grains. Not much aroma. Taste is initially mild. Everything kicks in at the mid palate with some sweetness, then you finally get a heavy dose of hoppy bitterness and grainy malts in the finish.


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