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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 IPAís 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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
elevation is a common word but there are only two beers named such. that makes no sense. I drank this but donít really remember it. kind of hoppy, kind of oily, a bit caramel-heavy. filtered, clean, boring, but cheap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9014) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours clear amber with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of citrusand a bready feel. The finish is fairly bitter once the massive hopping kicks in. Interesting and complex, but not especially tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers with light caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bomber from the State Store. Pours a very nice dark orange color with a large white head. The aroma is caramel, some citrus and spices. The flavor is not very good, it has lots of bitterness but not a lot of hop flavors, not fruity, lots of caramel malts, something akin to dirtiness, earthy. Some of the traditional IIPA is in there but not enough and what is there isnít pleasant. Still, it is drinkable. Reminds me of amber ale with some dirty bitterness in it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with white head. The aroma offers up firm bold spicy hops, some tangelo and pine resin like bitter hoppiness. Nice. I think it leans a touch toward tropical fruit. It seems the aroma is almost sticky with hops and it makes me wonder if the flavor can deliver. And . . . the taste is fortunately similar with robust sticky yummy citrus and spicy hops rolling swiftly from side to side with a mild sense of bitter pine hops and some malt sweetened grapefruit like hops going on in the background. Iím loving the bold hoppiness of both bitter and flavor type hops. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Floral hoppy aroma with light citric notes and a light sweetness. Light citric and floral hoppy flavor with sweet caramel malty notes. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....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 .. . letís 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?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
22. Pours a murky burnished dark amber with a scant, loose, whitish head. Mild nose of caramel and oranges. Even fairly cold (as this is being served), this is a ridiculously subdued nose for 7.5%. That right there is reason enough to take the "imperial" off the label. To say nothing of the fact that numerous house IPAs hit that abv. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, toast, and oranges on the mid palate. Not sure how you list five hop varieties and use the word "copious" in the same sentence when this is the aromatic and flavor profile that results from your recipe. A nice-enough beer, but clearly has delusions of grandeur thanks to the marketing department.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
22oz bottle pours a clear, copper amber with a creamy, white head. Nose is a little mild for a double IPA, grapefruit, a little malt, a little lemon zest. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, a little caramel, light lemon. Full bodied, lightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly murky dark orange with a snow-white fluffy head. Hoppy, sprucey aroma with a piney twist. Flavor was initially bland but brightens up as it warms. Decent bittersweet citrus notes, some biscuit like maltiness, a touch of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is thick enough, decent amount of spritz to keep it interesting.


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