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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber/copper color with a creamy, lasting off white head. Nose is sweet biscuits, honey, floral hops with some nice spiceyness. Palate is full, smooth with a tingly finish. Well balanced. Flavors of spicy hops, honey biscuits, light resin notes. Noticing more fruit notes with apricots and citrus notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Yet another winner from Full Sails. Beautiful orange color with plenty of head. Nose is a bit stuffy but I get some citrus on the aroma. The body is wonderfully bitter with just the right amount of malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle.
Pours a chunky cheddar orange with a nose of orange rind and grapefruit. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, and a light pine finish. Thick on the palate. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear orange copper with a small off white head diminishing quickly to nothing. The aroma is a floral hop and pine. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop and caramel with a nice light bitter finish. A very good IIPA from Full Sail.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Pours an orange color with a large creamy head. Notes of bubblegum, citrus rind, and flowers. Creamy semi sweet mouthfeel with a moderately long finish.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tabednar (139) - - NOV 11, 2011
11.11.2011 - Houston, TX Bottle Delicious but unrefined IPA. Well done and worth the price.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a minuscule off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing. Floral hop aroma with subtle earthy pine along with juicy citrus notes and sweet malts. Slight spicy and grassy but the fruit notes dominate the hop profile in the nose. Lots of orange peel along with some mango and grapefruit. Subtle malts with hints of caramel and biscuit. Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Very earthy with lots of grassy pine dominating the flavor. In opposition to the nose, this beer is more bitter than sweet with faint citrus fruit notes, mostly grapefruit and orange peel. Sweet malt backbone provides decent balance with some caramel and biscuit. Boozy heat toward the end of the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured goldish Orange with a white head. Aroma was citrus, Orange, caramel, and slight pine. Flavor was caramel, pine, and slight Orange. Body was medium with soft medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Pretty average, with a fluffy sweet malty base and a nice smooth body. Hops are there as part of a general malty character - though it works well with the nicely creamy mouthfeel. But it’s not the kind of fruity, refreshing thing I had in mind.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
8/25/11 elevation tap at pap. coppery amber. ow head. quite hoppy...gf, pale malt, caramel, pine is mild, floral and a touch spicy. thin and crisp. quite quaffable for a imp. (but now entering and realizing its only 7.5% makes sense). 6/3/6/3/14-


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