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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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New for 2011, this Imperial IPA’s full malt body is elevated by the loads of hop flavor and bitterness. Copious amounts of Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops are used to give this beer a wonderful aroma of orange zest and lemon. This fruitiness from the hops is complimented by a nice caramel biscuit malt flavor from the pale and crystal malts and finishes balanced with a slight hop kick. This beer was dry hopped for your enjoyment. Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught ABV 7.5% IBUs: 80


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel,earthines, pine and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, pine and light grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle... Poured into my Full Sail stemmed glass an amber, copper/orange with a white head that retained a nice ring around the the glass. Very classic rendition of a northwest IPA. Reminded me of all the IPAs/IIPAs I used to love to chug down when I first moved out here. Dirty, woodsy, piney hops that also had a decent amount of resinous and citrus tones. Very fruit with some malt sweetness to balance. Some bitterness the endorsed the 7.5% strength of the brew. I enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3296) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle poured a fairly clear amber color with a frothy, off white head. Aroma of earth, caramel, earth, herbs with a twinge of sweetness. Easy drinking, more of an IPA. Earthy with a lingering bitterness. Not much sweetness or alcohol. Dry herbs. Palate a bit harsh. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
bottled, copper colored with minimal foam, aroma is hoppy oranges, flavor of bitter grapefruit , caramel notes with an oily metallic and bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Orange, mango, grapefruit, pale malt aromas. Medium bodied with avg co2. Tropical fruit flavors with a decent pale, caramel malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--not bad

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some sweaty hops notes and grapefruity citrus. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy sweet light caramel malts with some lemony pine resin hop flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. Not sure if I like the hop profile on this one. A little to citric and tart with some musty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle:   Burnt orange in color, fairly clear, moderate white head, spritzy, little lacing.   Zesty citrusy nose, sweetened hop, candied citrus peel for sure.   Smells interesting enough.   Hoppy up front, but not terribly bitter.   Has a citrus acidity to it too.   Slight fruitiness too.   Somewhat of an odd duck in that its not real bitter, its not real malty, has a slight metallic tinge to it.   The more I drink it, the more I want to back away.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not enough body.   Why is it that most of Full Sails Imperial IPAs just seem like oddly concocted IPAs.   Not juicy/malty enough for my taste.   Not bad, just not what I was hoping for.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1060) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2011
TPSA. Pours cloudy and orange. Nose is grapefruit, herbs, and cat pee -- there are definite notes of Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc there. Very hoppy, very dry, very bitter, very clean. If you like the extreme style of American IPAs, then you’ll love this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2068) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
650 ml bottle at bev4less. Pours a amber-orange color with a fine beige head. The aroma displays abundant citrus, especially oranges with a bit of grapefruit. The flavor, like the aroma, is loaded with citrus, there are oranges, ripe orange peel and biter orange peel. Way in the back are some biscuit malts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and clean. Overall: I thought that this beer rocked.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle @ home. Ruby orange distance with a creamy tan head. Slightly spicy, lightly fruity, mildly hoppy nose. Well carbonated, mildly hoppy, moderately bitter, earthy, weird flavor. Not very good.


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