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Fort Collins Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1251) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (78) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2009) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
S_Side_Smitty (433) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (3059) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draft - Very light citrus hops. Pale gold with a thin white head. Sweet malts and light lemony hops. Nothing like I would expect. Very sweet and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
From draft, fresh batch 2014. Sugary, greasy, oily, citric hops with some German noble mustiness, the nose is strangely vegetal and saccharine-like (rice cakes, sugar syrup smells, etc.)... very sharp / angular. While the nose is serviceable, flavor balance and mouth feel are deplorable: grape juice / grappa booziness with sharp pear, citrus pith, lemon soap flavors, all delivered by tooth-achingly sweet malt. A finish of astringent bitterness on top of cake frosting sugary sweetness makes it a fatiguing experience, and I canít manage more than a couple of sips before fearing a headache in the morning. Certainly could use some cleaning up.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7018) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a light gold with a big white head. The smell is almost primarily malt, they msut have skipped the dry hopping. Flatish mouthfeel. Boozy for the abv, grains, fruits. Medium bitterness that is just out on an island. This beer is an absolute mess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1474) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Very cloudy, which I like. Hop blend wasnít very bitter, but extended to aftertaste. Multi flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChiGuy68 (399) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tasted on tap. It has a hazy golden hue with a white head and streaky lacing. Pine hop aroma with a well hopped taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
I enjoyed this beer, but i have had much better in the imperial IPA category, its fairly easy to drink and hoppy enough but just average ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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