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RATINGS: 696   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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An Imperial IPA with huge hop flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bomber sent south by crizay, thanks Chris. Shared with fordest, padrefan98 and toncatcher. Pours a hazy orange with off white head. The taste comes off pretty sweet and chewy with malts that give way to mild grapefruit hop bitterness and then sweet late addition to the boil grapefruit hop flavor. Not a big hop bomb for sure as most IIPAs. But nice and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Big nose of sticky oranges and syrupy orange marmalade, along with a sickly fruit and muddy sugar presence. Big, for sure, but not dank or grassy at all… more like chewy caramelized grains, with a tinny note noticed on the back. Tastes at times like old blood oranges, with a metallic twang. I’m skeptical. I don’t notice any obvious infection, but perhaps the bottle handling wasn’t superb, or this batch is simply off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
22oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a murky, orangish-rust color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Sweet and mildly tart hop aroma; grapefruits and earthiness. Medium-to-full, sticky mouthfeel: tropical fruit, grapefruit, and chewy candy sugar; very sweet malt core; minimal astringency, but just too sticky and sweet to drink a lot of this; lengthy, sticky hop and earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Poured from a 22 oz. Thick sunshine. Mandarin orange and toffee are predominant in the perfectly average intial aroma; hints of tide and vinegar take it for a strange and disconcerting turn. Leafy flavor leading into candy sweetness; green apple, quite tart, spices, and slick, sweetened iced tea. Butterscotch, honey, sugar; straightforward and bold, but too sweet. Sticky in the mouth and undercarbonated, letting the heat through a bit. Cloying; haphazard. Thanks for sharing, Mike!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
Hazy amber colour with a beige head. Hoppy, light fruity aroma with some caramel sweetness. Light malty, caramel sweet flavor with hoppy fruity and bitter notes. Dry, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Small tan head, fair retention with a bit of stringy lace. Amber orange color with a goodly amount of haze and floaters. Nose of pine and grapefruit, somewhat earthy. Body is med/full, lightly oily and resiny on the palate with a gentle carbonation. Grapefruit and pine enter first, citrusy orangey flavors all over the place with notes of pine and maybe some caramel malts bringing up the rear. Lightly sweet finish is hoppy and long. A touch more bittering hops to balance out the sweetness would be nice. Props to jasonmech77 for the bomber!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, berries, hops and pine needles. Flavour of fruits, hops, grape fruits and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2007
hazy orange nice big head leaving sticky lacing. sweet aroma with a hin of hops. hops were piney and grassy and very light. sweet malt character. expected much bigger hops in this. overall it was very smooth and a nice drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottled. A hazy orange beer with a lazing white head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with light notes of malt. The flavor is sweet malty with light notes of citrus and straw, leading to a dry bitter finish. I’m not overly impressed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2007
Bottle. A hazy orange beer with a big off-white head. The aroma is of sweet malt, lemon and floral hops, so is the taste. Medium to full body with a sweet light dry finish.


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