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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.


chalicemaster's rating

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The aroma is beautiful, very enticing combination of malt and hops. Rich flavour, but little bitterness. Alchemy Hour is the better imperial from Great Lakes, but there isn’t much in it.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4437) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from trade with jtclockwork, many thanks James. Orange golden color with medium white head. Malty aroma with honey and citrus hops. Taste, solid malty base followed by nic hoppy kick with oranges, tangerines, orange zest, pines, resin. Long fruity, hoppy bitter finish. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of citrus and orange, taste is citrus, malty, moderate to long after taste. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (113) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Nice ipa flavor with an orange citrus aroma. Not a huge Great Lakes fan but this is a solid beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1658) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Enjoyable and hoppy beer without being too over powering. The alcohol was well hidden and the hops nicely balanced with orange flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rollsrace (49) - - AUG 11, 2014
Imperial ipa. Honey orange with some pale bitterness aftertaste. Strong beer without being too syrupy

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Smells of alcohol but tastes like malt and hops. Easy to drink but not fruity at all. Strong beer that is copper in come. Had at bad dog ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4847) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2014
10oz pour at Big Hunt in DC. Pours a hazy orange with some thin, creamy, white head. Nose has a mix of sweet malt, a little caramel, some mild candy and pine, soap, orange, grapefruit. Flavors are the same, a little butterscotch lurking, some reduced orange juice, pithy, piney too. Lightly sticky finish but also quite drinkable at 9%.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Is a nice bitter ipa. Has a good strong pine hop taste, similar aroma. Good thick body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1024) - - 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 (177) - - 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...


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