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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
22 oz bottle: Pours a bright but cloudy orange with a moderate white head and adequate carbonation. Aroma is balanced with no major scents overbearing. Taste is also balanced and fairly malty for an IIPA. Palate was dry and finished a little sour. Decent brew but not the most interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Earth, malt, light pine, slight resin, and citrus. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, very dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, Earth, citrus, light pine, slight resin, and some wood. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Hop, malt, citrus, slight resin finish is lightly dry. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Nice deep yellow gold color. Big firm head. Nice hoppy nose, citrus and pine and straw. Very crisp clean floral attack, clean dry finish. Yumm!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
22oz, bomber, Brewmaster Reserve 2011, $5.25 at New Beer Distributors. Hazy medium orange with a small off-white head, down to a ring quickly. Smells pretty bitter, but underneath there’s some orange and citrus hops first, spicy ones second, a little roses behind. Flavor has the same citrus with some light caramel malt sweetness. Dry finish, bitterness peaked at a 7. Light carbonation with a medium full body. Not too bad, but I wonder the age on this. That said, dunno how much it’d improve, as the hops don’t necessarily seem oxidized and old, just doesn’t seem loaded with the aroma hops (or dry hops), as the description claims.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
bomber. Pours amber with a thin, off-white head. Nose is of peaches. Taste is peach, but a bit too out of balance. Needed more caramel malt to balance. Mouthfeel was medium-thin and bitter. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4664) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Rich cloudy apricot color. Very small off-white head. Strong citrus and piny hop aroma. A littlebeer danky. Crisp smooth cool flavor. Strong and hoppy but balanced and not offensive. Small warming finish with an acute and mellow bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Clear golden pour topped by a thick sticky white head. The aroma is slightly dank with a touch of soft citrus as well. Significant malt aroma underneath but the hops definitely dominate. A bit of caramel malt through the middle. A little bit of zesty spiciness in addition to the light citrus notes. A little bit of pine as well, but this is a light backnote. The citra is definitely there in the aroma, but the flavour leans more toward orange. It’s a tasty brew, but something about the hop mix in this one doesn’t quite work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3848) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
22oz Bottle 9/19/11 (Davidson’s Liquor)-46° in Snifter-Pours a clear orangish amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and malt. Taste of malt, caramel, biscuit, and hops. Fits the description exactly. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is a bargain at only $3.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Bright and bold double IPA with strong edges. Nose is malty-sweet and citrusy. Texture is full-bodied and smooth. Hop side has lots of citrus, pine and grass, and it finishes with herbal aromas and a grapefruit-rind bitterness. Malt side is subdued and toasty, with just a mild amount of sweetness (caramel and honey). Aftertaste has a snappy, citric bite, along with a healthy amount of bitterness. Solid double IPA, but I prefer bigger hop aromas with slightly less bitterness and a pinch more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Piney citrus and sweet fruits. Bitter and crisp taste with some citrus notes. Pretty good but feel like its missing something.

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