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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (13084) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2011
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some pine, caramel. Medium-full body, some resin, fairly drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Small Gathering @my place-12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork?-pours a retaining off white head and gold color. Aroma is spice/floral, secondary medium malt. Taste is spice/floral hops with some bite, sweet medium malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bomber from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA, opened 6/8/11. Pours a clear orange-copper color with a thin offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy hops and toasted malts. Earthy hops with some citrus and a toasty finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
22oz bottle. Poured a hazy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, floral, and spruce. Tastes of caramel. citrus, some fruitiness, and juicy oranges.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10475) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9730) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle, shared with JJ. Medium orange amber, modest off-white head. Aroma is ripe papaya, melon, sweet. Flavours are much the same, with sweet soft tropical fruits filling the palate, ending with grapefruit peel bitterness. Very sweet malty body. Not sure why this doesn’t get higher ratings-- its sweet but good.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On sale for $3.40, so figured I’d give it a try. Pours clear orange red with nice lacing white head, aroma has notes of grass, caramel, citrus notes with tangerine, grapefruit, some slight biscuit. Taste is fairly clean, with notes of tangerine and orange, some grass and pine notes, touch of biscuit and caramel, finishing bitter and dry. Not bad!


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