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RATINGS: 686   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Clear golden pour with white brim of a head. Right off the bat a vegetative aroma teamed with pungent sweet hot alcohol. Flavor changes very little, comes across as an overly sweet, grapefruity vegetable ridden hop bombish mess. Thought it might have been bad bottle, now can only hope it was a bed 4pack.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (572) - - AUG 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review from 8-26-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a very lightly hazed golden-orange color with a light white head. The head faded over time to leave a good level of lacing. Smell – The smell is a nice balance of citrus hop, sweet tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) as well as some malty breadiness. A balanced smell that is not subtle, but yet not overpowering either. Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit and malt base. The fruit is a mix of tropical flavors as well as citrus with the malt being of a bready nature. As the taste advances some of the sweetness and malt fades, but the hop increases with some flavors of grapefruit and a tangerine/lemon hop coming to the tongue. While the sweetness fades some in the middle, it resurges again at the end. With it there is a slight increase in the hoppy nature of the beer as well. The citrus hop flavors get stronger and in the end, a nice sweet yet hoppy flavor are left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to creamier side with a carbonation level that is just below average. Both suit the more balanced hop and sweet malt flavors of the brew very well. Overall – A very tasty, sweeter, and rather drinkable Imperial IPA. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (168) - - JUL 26, 2014
This beer is great! Hops out the wazoo, that’s what an ipa should be, and this definitely delivers! The issue arises afterward, where some ipas have a crisp finish, this has a syrupy lingering hop taste.... This is worth it. Buy it, try it, but make sure you have a glass of water handy. Because you’ll need it...

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krej (83) - USA - JUL 26, 2014
Really good. A great thickish amber color. Tastes hoppy bit not bitter. My ideal looking beer. I want my flagship beer to look like this.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
samsmith33 (355) - - JUL 23, 2014
Appearance: clear yellow. Big white head. Aroma: urine. Yes, really, urine. Funny i’ve drank several of these as this is the last of a six pack,but only now did i take a reAl whiff. Smells like piss. The hops and pine are way behind the abhorrent pee smell. Yuck. Taste: Ashy, dry. Not awful, amazingly. Feel: dry, if that could be said about a beer. Low carb. OVERALL: pretty bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8050) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Oak Tree. Pours clear gold white head. Nose/taste of perfumy hops, lemon, caramel malt, bitter orange peel and dank grapefruit. Medium body. Touch of alcohol in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gripweed57 (615) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Amber orange color with small rocky white head. Sweet tropical fruit malt nose has notes of duck sauce and butterscotch. Flavor upfront is toasted malt with more butterscotch and notes of mango. Mid taste has notes of resiny hops and sweet alcohol. This is a big brew that drinks small, as DIPA’s go!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (265) - - JUL 13, 2014
amber color; piney, citrusy hop flavor with tropical fruit notes and a medium-bodied, bready, caramel malt base

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
8th July 2014
Very light haze on this gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and slightly viscous, semi dry with fine carbonation. Smooth malts precede alcohol dryness and spice. Little resinous pine and citrus. Mild hop spice. Light finish. Clunky but passable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (121) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours cloudy amber with half a finger of frothy head. Smell is pine, resin, citrus and lemon. Taste is citrus, floral hops, pine and lemon. Light body, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 10, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods. Pours a clear golden color with active carbonation. White head leaves spotty lacing as it moves to the rim. Aroma is bright citrus, lemon and lime zest notes. Flavor is citrus hop bitterness, with a pleasant balanced sweetness in the finish. Active carbonation, medium bodied, sweet ale yeast finish.


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