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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
As the name implies, every aspect of this American style IPA is amplified - from the upfront hop aroma and bitterness to the big malt body. This year we pumped up the American citrus-fruity hop character with Warrior, Summit, and Brewerís Gold hops. Pale, crystal and Munich malts add the punch of malt and mouth feel to balance the hops. The golden-orange hue glows like the late winter Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 7.8% IBU 80

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5458) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Hazy golden beer, with a thick, soapy lace - aroma of dry, crackery malts, herbal, minty character, earthy hops, kafir lime leaves - soft carbonation, full in the mouth - dry, biscuity malts pair well with potent, barky, quinine-ish bitterness - this bitterness lingers long into the finish - the malt profile seems more british than american, but I canít really complain - this is a fairly solid ipa - youíve gotta like your ipas on the dryer side, though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
A bargain for the price. Solid DIPA but nothing critically outstanding. It is half the price of the others so worth stocking up on. Pours nice, decent body, decent finish. Very pleasurable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
This is about the 4th time Iíve had Slipknot and each time itís very enjoyable but seems to be missing something to really push it into the upper echelonís of IIPAís for me. Donít know if it needs more hops, or more body but it lacks something. STILL, very easy to enjoy and I always grab a few bombers when I run accross them.

This bottle, the beer pours out a dark, golden yellow/light amber color with a sizeable white head with nice retention. Aroma starts out with a noticeable malt profile, caramel and iced tea notes and then the hops show up and then make you notice. Citrusy, orangey hops with a showing of pine too. Flavor has some light toasted malt notes, definitely piney with light caramel showing up. It definitely showcases the hops, but they arenít overpowering like a good IIPA should be. Itís balanced, which is good but I do like my IIPAís to be an avalance of hoppy goodness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3041) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2009
22 oz. bottle. 2009. Pours a nice white head of good duration, over a dark golden (SRM 15) clear body.....nose very heavy with citrus, some pine, bit of toffee....taste is mild toffee malts to start, then heavy grapefruit, mild pine bitterness....mouth feel is medium, carbonation medium. This is a pleasant somewhat higher hopped IPA. It is more flavor and odor than the typical IPA, but bitterness is not really increased by as much. ABV is kind of low. This is a good, but not great Imperial/Double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (2020) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Brewmsters Reserve 2009 Poured light copper with a medium o/w head. Aroma is peppery herbal hop, some citrus and a medium caramel sweetness. Flavour is strong buy not very sweet malt, some burnt sugar tones and an earthy bitterness. Some lingering pith like less pleasant bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chumba526 (6) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2009 does not count
It poured a bit lighter than most Imperial IPAs. The smell wasnít memorable or unique by any sorts: just smelt like hops; nothing wrong with that though! It tasted similar to how it smelt: it had a significant hop taste; the hops tasted bitter but didnít really have a grassy or herbal taste to them but it did have a earthy citrus taste. There was very little presence of malts making the beer very light and smooth: it is easy to drink. It is a good summer imperial IPA. It also is different than most imperial IPAs, which is a plus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Courtesy of THE douglas88, thanks again. The pour is clear copper with orange hues and micro thin off white head. The modest aroma has rich malt sweetness, pine hops, earthiness, floral hops and grapefruit hops. Overall the aroma is a bit timid in strength but does manage to deliver a nice array of aromatics. The taste is full and rich with solid grapefruit, pine, earthy, spicy and floral hops. Most hop variety notes seem to be accounted for here. I get a nice load of malt sweetness holding up the hops and allowing the whole thing to ride into the finish with a thin slick layer of lingering malt sweetness as well as fading hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
I dont like IPAs so this probably wont be a good rating Pours with a clear amber hue, with no head Aroma is hoppy and weird Flavor is bitter all the way through and hoppy as hell! Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2009
2009 bottle. pours with a bone colored head over a clear copper or bronze body. Aroma is dank, fruity, and orange hops with a slightly herbal and caramel back note. Taste is cleanly hop bitterness with light esters, caramel and herbal/pine C-hop notes.. Medium carbonation with a dryish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22 oz. Pours a orange with a average white head . Aroma is lacking here mild floral maybe pine, lemon.skunky.Taste is bitter with no malt to back it up. its not balanced. And its not for hopheads.Not a imperial ipa.

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