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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.


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 can’t tell from the amazing flavor. WOW!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imajamoke (1) - - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
This beer packs a wallop! Somewhat hard to find outside Ohio...so be sure to buy in bulk!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The bottle has a freshness date of 7/18/10. It also lists the abv at 9.1% and it has a very brief description of the beer. Appearance: The body has a very cloudy cooper colored body with a more orange like hue when head up to the light. It is also full of fine yeast sediment hanging in suspension. On top sits a light off white head that starts off a tall 3 and a half fingers and then slowly settles to a small cap of creamy foam. This cap lasted all the way down the glass and left lots of spotty lace and lace fingers which slowly slid down the glass. Smell: Its nose is full of sweet orange marmalade like notes, citrus (orange/grapefruit) hops, a light hint of musty hops as well as some light cereal and bready malt notes underneath. Taste/Palate: There is a big hit of citrusy orange zest and marmalade like sweetness with hints of grapefruit pith upfront. This sits on a sturdy backbone of bready malt and yeasty notes which rounds out the front and middle. On the back end the hop bitterness bits into the tongue in a good way. The citrus notes get more concentrated like orange oil and now there are some mild, spruce like piney hop notes mingling with mellow warmth from the 9.1% abv. It’s full bodied, well carbonated and still nice and smooth. Notes: The flavor is outstanding and nicely balanced with may disappoint hard core hop heads. For me there is just enough hop bitterness to make me happy. This is also one of the easiest to drink beers around the 9% range. Overall I feel this is an exceptional IIPA!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle pours orange/copper with a small head. The beer is cloudy with visible particles. The aroma is of strong hops with a hint of malt sweetness. The taste is smooth and very hoppy with citrus notes and a touch of sweetness at the start. The finish is dry and beautifully long, hop bitterness lingering. Perhaps the finest beer I have had. Too bad it has sold out! Please make this a regular GLBC!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (656) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
The body has a very cloudy cooper colored body with a more orange like hue when head up to the light. It is also full of fine yeast sediment hanging in suspension. On top sits a light off white head that starts off a tall 3 and a half fingers and then slowly settles to a small cap of creamy foam. This cap lasted all the way down the glass and left lots of spotty lace and lace fingers which slowly slid down the glass. Its nose is full of sweet orange marmalade like notes, citrus (orange/grapefruit) hops, a light hint of musty hops as well as some light cereal and bready malt notes underneath. There is a big hit of citrusy orange zest and marmalade like sweetness with hints of grapefruit pith upfront. This sits on a sturdy backbone of bready malt and yeasty notes which rounds out the front and middle. On the back end the hop bitterness bits into the tongue in a good way. The citrus notes get more concentrated like orange oil and now there are some mild, spruce like piney hop notes mingling with mellow warmth from the 9.1% abv. It’s full bodied, well carbonated and still nice and smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2006
I had this at the Great Lakes Tasting in Fairfield, OH at Jungle Jims International Market. I want to compare this to the Burning River, but its double that. Piney, and citrusy, with a candi like sweetness. Amazing hoppy aroma, just screaming at you to tell you what the flavor coming up will be like. No failing, it is very hoppy, lingering long after you’ve swallowed. Strong malts, and almost silky smooth.I Would love to have this again, unfortunately, it is not bottled, and only available at the brewery. Highly recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Bonus bottle thanks to Punkrkr27...Pours orange with a fluffy white head...Aroma is sweet citrus hops, almost like fresh oranges...Flavor is oranges and grapefruits with a slighty sweet but very long lingering bitterness...Great IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (954) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
12 oz bottle from jsquire. Thanks Jeff! Pours clear golden orange with a large, fluffy white head. Smells of hops, big orange and citrus notes with a hint of pine underneath. Taste is bitter, lots of big orange notes and some grapefruit and a hint of pine. Medium-to-full bodied with a slick texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Grate Lakes Lake Erie Monster Double IPA finishes with a very tiny touch of sweetness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Pint @ The Pour House in Greensboro. Pour: Amber/copper/orange pour. Surprisingly light, almost lager-like translucent body. Frothy two-finger collar of foam. Excellent lacing. Aroma: Floral, citrus, grapefruity notes. Lingering nutty maltiness also. Taste: Do not trust that light appearing body! This is a beast of an IIPA! Incredible blend of caramel, nutty, bready malt and some serious hops. Great mouthfeel. Overall: I miss her. This was a one-night stand. I had two pints and figured that I could find it somewhere later. I haven’t found this amazing Double IPA since that magical night . . .If you have this beer, help a brother out ,please?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
indrafool (10) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Frothy head and a nice bright amber color. Aroma is a great. Each component is coming through with some resinous hops, toasty malts, nice doughy yeast and in the background some raisins and a bit of banana. And nothing is very muddied in this beer. Taste is heavily bitter but has a great undercurrent of sweetness and a touch of sour to balance everything out so your mouth is not puckering with intense hoppiness.


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