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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 IPAs 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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coolfunnj (322) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2011
strong floral hops honey like malts and perhaps a piney presence too in the aroma.. appearance the usual ipa look clear amber orange liquid white dissipating head but good lacing..tatse is hoppy indeed..grassy piney spicy citrus and floral malt component comes out with warmth..palates a four light-medium bodied but again strong hoppy bitterness..overall a little one dimensional but good and not expensive(4.99 per 22 0z bottle)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Honey colored with thin white head. Nose with light orange and pollen. Medium in the mouth with thin grassy notes, lavender, and bit of honey. Ends with a bitter grassy hop finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Pours slightly hazy golden with a small off white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, orange zest and lemon. Has a strong hop flavour, citrus, orange, some spices and a nice malt compliment. Pretty damn good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bomber to tulip glass. Amber with a medium beige head. Nice citrus aroma. Prominent citrus taste. Well hopped. Not overly powerful. Very well balanced IIPA (never thought Id say that). Its flavorful and tastes like an IIPA without being as "forceful" as some other IIPAs. Definitely not common among IIPAs. Not my favorite, but definitely worth the reasonable price of $4.50. Not many IIPAs for under $5. Its also a very easy drinking beer. I would recommend it for those new to the IIPAs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2011
This lovely brew has a seriously dank aroma, the kind much loved by hopheads. Orange and floral notes dominate the complex blend of herbal scents. The taste is appropriately heavy on bitterness, with plenty of malty depth to balance things out. I prefer the relatively low alcohol percentage, although some may want more booziness. This one blurs the line between single and double IPA. It has a long hoppy aftertaste. Overall a well-crafted, easy-drinking, and tasty offering from Full Sail.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Nice aroma with complex malt and strong multiple dimensional hops aromas. The flavor is really nice save for the citra needing to be cranked down a hair. The finish is a bit drying but not unpleasant. Overall a very nice beer. Thanks to argo0!

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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 What a great surprise from Full Sail. Beautiful orange color and with flavor to match. The orange and lemon really shine, but are perfectly matched by the 5 different hops. Nose is ok. Palate is great - fruity sweet up front and bitter as hell on the back. This may be one of the best "Summer IPAs" Ive ever had. I opened this intending on sharing, but I think I might just drink the whole bomber right now.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoctorB2B (13) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Very impressed with this offering from Full Sail. The smell is intoxicating .. tons of citrusy and tropical fruits. Flavor wise was even better ... not to insanely bitter. The malt backbone balanced this beer out quite well. I will definitely buy this again and again!

1.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bashley11 (3) - - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
This smelled and tasted terrible. This is the only beer I have ever thrown out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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