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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 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6169) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6067) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5935) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5879) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5826) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5695) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Floral and citrus hops on the nose , Full Sail house yeast that is extremely distinguishable in my opinion, biscuit, and hints of caramel. Pours golden with light chill haze and a thin head. The flavor is biscuity with light caramel and a good blast of citrus and floral hops. Moderate bitterness, light lingering resins. Drinkability is high for an IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5480) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5404) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle. Rusty amber with a moderate, fizzy white head. Aroma is hoppy but not the hop bomb I was expecting. Tropical fruit, mango, peach, caramel, light grapefruit and sweet malt in the nose. Taste is big tropical fruit, soft pine, grapefruit juice, peach, sweet malt, soft caramel and melon. Body is medium with soft carbonation and a slight syrupyness to it. Finishes with more tropical fruit, floral hops, pine, grapefruit, melon, caramel, herbal hops and sweet malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5329) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Sampled on 7/9/2011. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrusy, herbal and tropical. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity, tropical. Lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are piney, citrusy and herbal. Nice carbonation. Hoppy without being an over the top hop bomb, (remember what those were?) mostly balanced leaning slightly to the hops. Crisp and clean. Lots of hop flavors at the finish, and they linger way past the aftertaste. Think hop burps. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, but with a whole lot of dryness. Aftertaste is bitter.

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