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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 114   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This beer was developed as a collaboration with Mark Richman, the lucky winner of the Taste of the Nation "brewer for a day" silent auction item. This is one monster of an imperial IPA, brewed with a bit of honey and beet sugar.


malkyore's rating

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malkyore (277) - - MAR 4, 2013
Wow. This is a great beer! Pours a beautiful dark Amber Brown with a nice thick head. Smells sweet, brown sugar and citrus notes. This is a marvelous imperial ipa, sweet malts at the start give way for a nice hoppy middle, and a sour citrusy finish. Citrus tones float throughout the drink starting out sweet with the malts in the beginning and finishing off sour and satisfying at the end. This beer finds the sweet spot between delicious malty beer flavor and refreshing, thirst quenching ipa finish. This is a gem, and one of my all-time favorites. Up there with Lagunitas Maximus.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1243) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
12oz bottle, shared by dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, grassy. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, very sweet, honey, some bread, nutty, light pine hops, light citrus, orange, pineapple, with a light, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle the better half brought back from Michigan. True love. Copper color with thin white head. Nose is sharp hops with intial taste much smoother than expected. A hint of the high booze content. Very tasty.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Great double ipa. Almost like a fresh hopslams style brew. Very enjoyable with the honey balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Orange mahogany with an ample tan head. Unsurprising strong floral, honey notes, tangerine. Fairly bitter, though quickly overwhelmed by cloying sweetness. Transitions to a more typical biscuity malt finish, though the initial sweetness still persists throughout. Very oily, medium body. Quite upfront alcohol. Not much carbonation. Not particularly well balanced, though not without some interesting flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (119) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
A full light tan head on a dense copper/orange body. Nose features citrus hops, alcohol and malt. This is a nice mix of hops and biscuity malt. The hops morph through a wide range of tastes, including citrus, citrus rind, floral, and a heavier earthier hops finish. The honey and sweet malts balance off the hops well. The medium to thick body and 10.1% abv make this DIPA a real east-coast style meal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is amber color with medium, off-white head. Aroma is heavy on the fruity hops with lots of citrus, orange, and floral. Taste is sweet for a DIPA particularly on the front end--notes of sweet orange, sugar, and grapefruit. Bitterness becomes more prevalent as the taste evolvles. Although it is tempered by the honey, the alcohol is still very noticeable giving it an astringent quality. Palate is medium-bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglebones (71) - Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Deep copper orange with a huge offwhite head and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and a hint of honey. Medium body and carbonation with a sticky mouthfeel. Sweeter than some DIPAs but I think that along with the alcohol warmth nicely balance out the hops. Nice beer overall.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CutSteel (10) - - JAN 22, 2015
Very smooth IIPA with very little hint of high alcohol level. The honey hides bitterness until late in the taste. There is very little hop aroma detected- mostly sweet but pleasant.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2015
インペリアルIP 好きな甘さ 香

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
From the bottle it has a golden amber color with a good size head. Nice aroma with fruit up front and a touch of malt. Taste is kind of backwards for and IPA. More malt up front then some fruit on the backend. Mild bitternes with a good finish.


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