Fort Collins The Incredible Hop - Imperial India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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I love brewing irreverent beers! Taking a classic style and pushing it way beyond its boundaries is one of the most enjoyable things to do as a brewer. This highly hopped, palate crushing, Imperial IPA is sure to slake your lust for hops. Go hoppy or go home! Adam Glaser, Brewer

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1233) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Deep orange brew with two fingers of creamy head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and floral hops; a little ethanol at the start of the swallow. Taste is moderate to full malts at the very start with citrus hops asserting themselves very quickly. Finish is solidly hoppy but the malt backbone remains present throughout. Very nicely balanced. A fine brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6420) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball from notes. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, orange citrus, hints of resin, mild bitterness, pale malts, some alcohol, definitely more sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11468) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This beer met my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6155) - Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Looks solid; a somewhat hazy burnt orange with thin eggshell head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells of sweet pale malt and some juicy hops (in that order). Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel that borders on being cloying mouthfeel. This beer should be renamed "The Average Hop".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2249) - Arkansas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a hazy copper with one finger of head. Aroma is pine sweet malt and floral. Flavor is floral and malty. Somewhat bitter but not overly so. Medium body and somewhat sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MaBeer1972 (1390) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle from NJ. Pours out a hazy medium copper color. Strongly sweet hoppy aromas and flavor. Lots of alcohol. Very thick and sweet. Quite disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mruss99 (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
Decent aroma. Not much carbonation. Not as as much hops as I expected for an Imperial IPA but overall good flavor and definitely a drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JXP42 (3) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
Smells more of alcohol than hops. Copper to orange color that leaves nice lacing around the glass. Taste is dominated by alcohol. Smooth at first, then a bitter alcohol comes across the palate. Overall, it's ok. Had it in a sifter from a 22oz bottle. It's not hateful, but not great. JP---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Tap at Oasis. Dark orange-brown body. Steady beige head. Intense hop aroma and some unrestrained alcohol. A little ruthless, unrestrained, piny. Not one I’d intentionally revisit, sort of an ugly beast. Oily, resinous, boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
A hazy orange body that hold up a sticky mostly white head. Aroma of citrus hops, juicy malt and a touch of alcohol. The flavor starts sweet, then some bitterness comes across the tongue and then the sweetness finishes. Too sweet for my tastes in a IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
22oz bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Strong alcohol dominates both aroma and flavour. Overpowering hop bitter, a hop heads dream.

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