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RATINGS: 703   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Thanks to KP & Brentfeesh. Poured a slightly hazy gold color. Hoppy aroma is floral, citrusy, and earthy. Light fruit. Flavor has a sweet beginning that quickly turns piney and citrusy and drys out. Leaving you with a bitterness the fills your whole mouth. It isnít overpowering though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3163) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Thanks to Brentfeesh for sending this hand bottled sample to me! The pour is a dark orange with a slight haze under an average sized head. Malty pine aroma comes easily. Lightly sweet with a good hoppy bitterness to balance things out nicely, all delivered with a full, smooth mouth feel. Very nice IIPA indeed. Thanks Brent!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
This Imperial IPA, is the emperor of IPAs if you ask me. The color is a cloudy golden yellow, with a long lasting head. The body is thick and covers the palate very well. The aroma and flavor is very very strong and very full of hops, fruit, and some citrus. And the alcohol really hits you, but you canít tell from the amazing flavor. WOW!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Picked this up in growler form on a trip to Ohio (2/06). Pours cloudy orange from my growler with a light head. Very floral aroma, bouquet of nuts, pine, and citrus peal. Citrus flavor with a bitter-dry pine/citrus finish. Malt body is significant (light caramel) and provides a great pallet for the hops to be showcased. Light carbonation (likely due to growler time). Lightly sweet. Creamy medium body. Not a bad 2IPA. Iíll likely polish off my second growler this weekend.



Tried this again from my second growler and Iíve bumped my score up one more point. More of a citrus aroma in this one and a better taste. No reason for this except for my taste buds (perhps). 3.9

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Had on tap at the GLB brew pub. Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a thin white head. Slight citrus aroma with hops. Taste is the same. A very bitter aftertaste that wasnít evident after the beer first hits your tastebuds. The bitterness was quite delicious. Iíd love to see this brew being sold elsewhere besides the brewpub because I live too far away to get it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2005
Tasted a MRAF in Columbus. Cloudy dark amber with a medium white head. Full hoppy and sweet aroma. Flavor was complex but pleasing with a medium to full body with a medium finish that was oily and medium bitter. Intense all-round and did not have a alcohol bite finish. Great brew to taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2005
Cask version at Barleyís 3rd Annual Mini RAF (04/16/05): Pours a murky orange color with a thin off-white head. Thin lacing too. Nice hoppy and citrusy aroma. Medium-bodied and very smooth with a subtle but persistent hops flavor. This reminded me very much of the DFH 90 Minute on tap, which is definitely a good thing. There are also some citrus and pine flavors. The finish is slick and rather bitter. All in all this was a great way to kick off the event, an Imperial IPA as good as I knew GLBC could do it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 16, 2005
MRAF í05. Pours a hazy golden/orange with a tiny white head. Faint citrus/grapefruit aroma. I think the firkin took away some of the big time hop flavor in this beer. There was a good hop presence in the beer, just not what I was expecting. Citrus hop flavor and faint in the aftertaste. A good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 Cloudy orange pour, white head. Citrus aroma. Flavor is citrus, orange, grapefruit, and resiny hops. Caramel malts fill the backbone of this adding a nice sweetness to the finish. Very drinkable and the bitterness isnít harsh and this beer just taste good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Has a perfume-like hop aroma, with some kind of unidentifiable scent that was not all that pleasant. Strong bitterness, particularly in the finish, grainy at times. While still good, the better offerings from this brewey overshadow this.


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