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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, shoe polish, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, fruity. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20923) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled@my birthdaybash@Chriso. Golden colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, some mild honey and nectar as well. Flavour is herbal, sweet malty and floral with also some fruity and mild concentrated fruit juicy notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
22ounce bottle from D&Q .. . Pours a deep sap amber .. medium foam .. . great mouth coating bitterness with a sappy sweet aftertaste .. . pineapple, sap, peach, tangerine, light pine, and sticky south african flowers .. . let’s pretend you do .. . wow, this is stuff rocks! and at 7.5%, really well done! .. . . Ow! My bones are so brittle. But I always drink plenty of ....Malk?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours out an orange color with a white head on it. Smell is fruity and full of citrus and hops. Taste is smooth with a pleasant bitterness that is not overpowering. Interesting beer, but it tastes very similar to Slipknot. Worth the price at 4 bucks a bomber, but again - does little to stand out for me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Bomber from Safeway. Hazy orange-gold pour with a short, off-white head leaving minimal lace. Medium-heavy body with moderate, fine carbonation. Nose is fruit and citrus. Fruit, biscuit and caramel malt with citrus rind and pine hops. Balance is interesting. I wouldn’t call this a typical West Coast hop-forward IIPA. I actually prefer some other of Full Sail’s Pales, IPAs and IIPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19970) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear pale amber, small head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Mid dry with mediu-full body. Lots of grapefruity hops. Very bitter finish. Hop centric DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s chriso birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium, white head. Some tangy citrus, pine and orange in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with toasty malts, light caramel, grass, pine, and light citrus. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Lasting bitter finish with moderate warmth. Notes of toasty malts, pine, ripe citrus. Not bad. Understated. Solid DIPA.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Nice crisp hazy orange coloured body with a glow of copper and a thin off-white head. Aroma of strong hops, resin, a touch of grapefruit, and a decent amount of alcohol. Medium to Full-bodied; Harsh alcohol and herbal woodsy hop bite with a lot of drying flavour noticeable, but a strong show of offensive bitterness - not pleasant. Aftertaste shows some citrus and slight earthy hop notes,but the strong alcohol flavour is the strongest and the bitterness remains high. Overall, not a great imperial ipa, but good hops and a nice body - just showing too much alcohol and a bit too much bitterness. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia for US$4.99 on 09-October-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 07-December-2011.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1983) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at Chriso’s. Nice clear reddish orange colour. Has a strong citrous tartness on the nose with sharp orange and tangerine. Taste is quite nice. Has a sort of sweet citrous flavour like sanguinello oranges. Sweet and tart.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14138) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Clear deepish gold lasting white head. Good hops but some metal. But then the hops take over. Lots of hops in mouth. Its pretty giod fir the hops. Powerful but i want to drink more of it. Quite harsh on bitterness on finish. Some peach fruit. Some toast


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