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RATINGS: 694   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle. Bitter, with lots of grapefruit/citrus aroma as well as some spices. Dry finish. Would definitely pick it up again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2007 Bottle. [Courtesy of Storm, another great session @ Papsoe]. Small beige and thick head that mostly lasted. Cloudy amber color. Fair display of lacework. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel, spice and some fruit. Full bodied with a very dry texture and an average carbonation. Moderated to heavy bitter flavor with good counter sweetness. Dry and bitter finish. It went well down with the burger that I had. 31-08-2007

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm/sliffy. Cloudy, amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of citrus and oily hops. Quite full-bodied with sweetish caramel, spicy with a very hoppy finish. OK if not exactly outstanding. 310807

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/18/2006
Mode: Hand Bottled
Source: Tasting

hand bottled from a growler, hazy orange, sudsy head, earthy hop aroma, a bit thin, bitter hop flavor, big oaky character, a touch of piney sweetness, after warming (and recovering from last night’s hangover) the aroma picks up a nice light piney sweetness, good pine and bitter start to finish
-------- /> Date: 06/21/2007
Mode: bottle
Words: Tasting Pre-RBSG

ditto

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2007
Cloudy orange-amber color. Good hopping, powerful and resiny, a bit fuity (bitter oranges); but the sweetness and malt flavor are not enough for me; there is also a light vegetables touch. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (1994) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
22 oz bottle thanks to a little visit by Ibrew2or3. Nice fruity hops aroma. Very sweet there and in the flavor too. The bitterness in the flavor moved a little more toward the grass and flower flavors. Very nice beer. Thanks Dave.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2007
Bottle courtesy of trade. Drain pour. Just not that good. Jumbled flavors. Past its prime.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2007
Pours copper, very cloudy with color-strings of varying browns, like melting straw or grain. Modest carbonation supports a small beige head that dwindles slowly and never fully. The aroma is highly hoppy with notes of pine, grapefruit and sour mango and lesser other tropical notes. Malt is a force too, bready and caramel-laden. Alcohol is monstrous and ethanol notes burn the sinuses. The flavor is very highly astringent and ruined by hop overkill. Citrus and pine are pervasive and unrelenting. Acidity is medium-high to high, sweetness cloying at times. The malt doesn’t stand much of a chance even though it’s hefty; this seems horribly overattenuated. Finishes semi-dry, bitter and astringent, drying moreso with each sip. I couldn’t finish it. The mouthfeel is medium-full to full bodied, brackish, with biting carbonation, earthy and herbal resiny notes lingering. I looked forward to this for a long time only to find great dissapointment. It was a fresh bottle, so that wasn’t the issue. Astringency was the main culprit is my disdain for most of the flavor. This beer didn’t agree with me at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Bottle, courtesy crizay. Pours an amber-dark golden color, nice initial head, fades quickly, yet still provides decent lacing. The aroma is fruity, some floral, definite pine/resinous prominence, and even citrus notes. Malt profile asserts itself in the flavor, much more "balanced" then the previously consumed Manalishi directly before this, bready malts, earthy grain aspects, fruity flavors all accompanying the hop profile already described in the aroma. Mouthfeel is moderate for the style, a nice concoction. Thanks, Chris!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Puddintane. Not much hop aroma with this one. Minimal head. Somewhat sour finish. Hops presence felt more as it warms. Average IIPA.


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