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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle:   Burnt orange in color, fairly clear, moderate white head, spritzy, little lacing.   Zesty citrusy nose, sweetened hop, candied citrus peel for sure.   Smells interesting enough.   Hoppy up front, but not terribly bitter.   Has a citrus acidity to it too.   Slight fruitiness too.   Somewhat of an odd duck in that its not real bitter, its not real malty, has a slight metallic tinge to it.   The more I drink it, the more I want to back away.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not enough body.   Why is it that most of Full Sails Imperial IPAs just seem like oddly concocted IPAs.   Not juicy/malty enough for my taste.   Not bad, just not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6532) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Orange, mango, grapefruit, pale malt aromas. Medium bodied with avg co2. Tropical fruit flavors with a decent pale, caramel malt sweetness, nicely bitter finish--not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6349) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
bottled, copper colored with minimal foam, aroma is hoppy oranges, flavor of bitter grapefruit , caramel notes with an oily metallic and bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2011
22oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a nice sized off-white head and and some lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, bready and yeast
Taste: Fruity, caramel, bisquity with a nice bitter grapefruit finish
Easy drinking and flavorful. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (6111) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Clear copper in color, like a new penny, but slightly darker. The head was bright white but disappointingly small. Smells like a citrusy hop bomb. Im getting orange juice mixed with lemon zest and grapefruit rind, with a subtle toffee note. Very toasty flavor, albeit a little too bitter. Body is full and malty, but malt tones are bitter like a barleywine. Just barely sweet enough to balance. Very overshadowed by loads of citrusy bitter American hops. Tasty, just not a standout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2011
22oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium sized white head. Aroma was citrus (orange, lemon, grapefruit), sweet malty notes. Flavor was citrus and bitter hops, sweet medium bodied malts. Pretty hoppy, pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6101) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is toffee, grass and grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit and orange with some pine, bread and toffee. Low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Textbook visuals for an IIPA -- deep, brooding orange-reddish-brown, with an active appeal and a frothy, bubbly head. The aroma is simply kick-butt ... thick like lacquer with rich, oily hops. Drinking this is akin to chewing on a sappy fir branch ... sticky, earthen, dirty, and rife with flavor. Roll out some cheese, light the fire, and enjoy. (#4533, 3/23/2012)

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