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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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An Imperial IPA with huge hop flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of hops, spices and citrus. The flavor is of hops, malt, citrus and spices. Has a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 22, 2008
Tasted at the May Northern California Beer Tasting. This imperial IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is piney hops and caramel malts. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The hops are caramel and sweet. The hops are piney and citrusy, but kind of ‘missing’. There was a very noticeable drop off in hop flavors. Seemed more like a barley wine than an Imperial IPA. Nice beer, but it wasn’t even an IPA. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Pours a hazy copper color with a tan head. Aroma is some caramel, and juicy fruity citrus grapefruit hops. Flavor is nice caramel with a juicy grapefruit hop finish and a little bit of alcohol burn. Would love to try this fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
22oz (2008 vintage) from fiver29.... poures a muddy mostly opaque orange brown with a thin wispy/soapy white head with bubbles gravitating towards the side of the glass..... strong initial burst of pineapple hops with a pervading sense of tropical sweetness endures throughout..... this one comes off as pretty sweet with a big fruity hop component with an equal amount of a sugary malt backbone. barely noticeable bitterness. very light carbonation with a thin, watery mouthfeel. drinkable nonetheless.....exact same numbers as drewbeerme. ha!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4-24-08 bottle shared by Crizay - thanks!
Thick dense orange pour with a nice off white head and some light lacing. Sweet warm grapefruit and orange smell. Flavor is rich and fruity - almost alcoholic pie like. The hops aren’t too bold or loud but they are surely there in the background. Mouthfeel is nice and balanced with a good medium level of carbonation. Overall, very drinkable. Thanks Chris and Beth... woooow!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Pine and grass nose and, thinning just a bit in the flavor which was sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Strong citrus aroma on first pour. The appearance is hazy amber with very little head. Lots of pine, smoke and resin in the nose - it’s a nice dank IIPA. Has that "cannabis" like flavor that my favorite IPA’s have. Flavor is a bit sweet, but that’s to be expected for a MW IPA. Where it’s lacking is in bitterness - this is a sweet but not bitter beer. It seems like they used lots of aromatic hops, but very little bittering hops. Overall a good Midwestern style IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottled. Ok I lreally liked this. Hazy orange/amber pour With a definite hop/fruit aroma. Bitter flavors with a hint of pine and oak. I liked it alot.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Thanks to Beerman6686 for this! Amber pour frothy off-white head, and spotty lacing. Tropical fruit aroma. Lots of hops, notable esters and a piney finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2008
The color was amber. The head was creamy and off-white. The aroma was very ripe peach, citris, mango, and hops. The flavor was apricot, hops, and sweet. The palate was medium-bodied. The finish was hoppy.


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