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Fort Collins The Incredible Hop - Imperial Rye IPA

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Know Your Brewer: Bending tradition has always been a guiding force for my brewing, and this beer is no exception. A combination of old world grain and new world style offers a nutty flavor with the fresh aroma of hops. Happy Brewing, Prost!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
22oz bottle 3/20/15 (Courtesy of TerryR)-38į in Shaker-Pours a murky orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of rye, hops, nutty, and caramel. Taste of the same with more nut coming in on the back end. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and has a lot going on but still tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (727) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark orange. Head is off white with good lacing. Caramel, toffee, and pine. Slightly sweet with moderate bitterness. Not sure Iím keen on the rye flavor here.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
GABF week 2012. On tap at the brewery. Pours with a mostly clear orange hued body with a lasting tan ring. Aromas are very sweet, malt forward, bready, nutty, caramel, malty, light pine and herbal hopes. Flavors are nutty, biscuity, bready, caramel, and bitter, spicy and pine. Medium carbonation with a very sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1575) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Murky brown body with a creamy tan head on top, great retention.
Aroma: The aroma is very earthy, dirt and pine come to mind. It smells as if I rolled around in the grass all day along with a slight nuttiness.
Taste: Caramel sweetness is up front right into a dirt and pine flavor with a moderate bitterness. The finish is a touch dry of nuts and spicy rye.
Palate: Medium bodied with moderate bitterness.
Overall: Maybe itís because I grew up in the woods, but this reminds me of home. This smells like a day in the woods and tastes like it. I highly enjoy this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7325) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Burn orange colour, thick light gold head with wispy retention. Sweet sticky malts, coniferous hop character, light floral notes. The rye character is arely detectable here, but as an IIPA itís fine, just a little on the malty side (which I like in my IPAs, so maybe thats why I flavour this over many of my RB peers).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokephibroke (293) - Mead, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Boozy and unimpressed. I know rye IPAs may be the thing right now, but this one does not work for me,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3915) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Murky orange pour with fair khaki head. Semi sweet and caramel honey and pine tree and very resinous. A little apricot fruitiness. a slight bit of rye spice on the tail, but almost not noticable at all. Not really my thing, but its okay.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
HighWizard (2) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
Bomber--roasted smell with citrus dominance. Light hints of fruit with small alcohol burn.--nice copper color with off white head--nice initial taste with bitter burn at end--coats the mouth--overal too much citrus and harshness without a good enough flavor base for my tastes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
22oz bottle-thin tan-hazy amber. A-peat/cocoa-sweet med malt. T-peat/ashy/cocoa-med malt, earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7247) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber. Poured medium-golden with a short off-white head.. not anywhere near clear.. not visually appealing. The aroma picked up biscuity malts and caramel with not a whole lot of hops or rye coming through.. some broken-down citrus and grassy notes, but thatís about it. The flavor found biscuit, caramel, and molasses malt at the core, with light herbal and piney bitterness around.. some rye and toasted grains on the tacky, bitter, unpleasant finish. Medium-bodied and tacky at times on the palate.. this either wasnít very good, or I just didnít get it.

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