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RATINGS: 1465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.


fishonmyplane's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Not as overwhelmingly bitter as, say, Sierra Nevada’s Hoptimum. Founders goes for a more balanced approach. I mean, it’s still pretty bitter and strong, but it’s very drinkable for the style. Some quenching citrus notes in the finish. A little malty sweetness, which adds a mellowing effect. Pretty damn good if you ask me.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1207) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle from Grapevine Wine and Spirits. Aroma is tropical fruits, guava, mango, some grapefruit. Awesome! Pours out a golden color, small white head. Flavor is interesting. Grass, grapefruit, sharp cheddar, onion, guava, papaya. It’s a lot drier than I expected. I like it. I’m not sure if the funky flavors I mentioned were intended...but...it’s good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wisdomsolo (388) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Aroma was not as sweet and hoppy as I’ve come to expect from DIPA’s. The flavor is spot on though. I can dig it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (535) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle - Dark yellow with a small head and I was really trying for a thicker one. Grapefruit citrusy nose and absolute grapefruit taste inside out. Very hoppy. Medium backbone and grapefruit peel dry. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmanzardo (3) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
On tap at Ashley's in Ann Arbor. Not quite getting the aromas and flavor that others have experienced so a little disappointed. Still a very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
moonine (1) - - JUL 8, 2014 does not count
resin, spruce, citrus, golden, sparkling, frothy, very bitter, full body, sticky, lively. Wonderful imperial IPA packing a wallop of hops that you can smell and taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (284) - - JUL 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light orange color with 1" of white head that fades to a wisp and light lacing. Aroma is citrus and hop bitterness. Flavor is citrus, particularly grapefruit and tangerines, and fresh hops with a solid malt backbone. Slight booze in the finish, but not unpleasant. A great DIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (582) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Flaska@Monks Sveavägen. Bärnstensfärgad grumlig vätska. En tät och ljuvlig doftvägg möter en, där citrus, mango och tallbarr spelar på första raden. Balanserad smak där varken sötma eller beska drar iväg. Fyllig munkänsla. Oj då, 9,4%. Det märks inte.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JanVah (101) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
På flaska @ Monks. Mörk gul i färgen utan skumkrona. Luktar blommig sommaräng Smakar av sött och beskt i en välbalanserad kombination.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Godofthecellar (649) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Draft at Pennings in warwick. Hazy orange pour with thin layer of head. Smell and taste was juicy, citrus and mild hops. Well balanced and delicious

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mindwarp (35) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12oz poured into a DFH Ale IPA glass---Pours a pretty opaque gold with a real small head. Has that citrusy aroma we all expect and love. Taste is rather complex and I haven’t ever said that before. Bitter, citrus, piney, dry and maybe hoppy alcohol at the end I have 4 bottles to drink during UFC 175 and I’m going to enjoy them.. The warmer it got the more citrusy and tastier it got had to up the score.


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