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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
Big, bold, and British! O.G. 1080, 100 IBU’s, AbV 8.5%. She is amber/copper in color with a strong persistent head. An intense hop aroma is deliverd by copious amounts of English Styrian Gold and Kent Goldings hops. She is full bodied with a strong sweet malty toffee/caramel backbone that supports the 4.3 pounds of hops per barrel making her a very bitter, but delectible woman.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lou109 (4) - - FEB 15, 2014 does not count
Can smell the hops The head looks great on this one Yes its Bitter and can taste grapefruit - Bold - full flavored Be careful of the alcohol content My favorite at the Grumpy Troll

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Further proof that the Grumpy Troll can brew nothing less than great beers. Near-perfect pour, with a pillowy head. It’s a ruddy lemon color coming out of the bottle, but when it settles into the glass after a dense swirl of bubbles it’s more of a toffee color. Aroma is a little bready. Not as bitter as most Imperial IPAs, but still loaded with flavor, especially dense, crisp pineappley hops. There’s a backtaste that’s almost a Belgian-like funk, which only adds to the pleasure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2009
On draft, and delicious. Clear red amber pour with a large beige head and glass coating lace. Floral to piney hops aroma, honey sweetness and alcohol. Flavor is a floral aromatic hop bomb, and delicious. Sweet malts and alcohol heat combine like crystallized ginger, and harmonize well with the hops. The hops bitterness outlives the aroma elements by a hair, and the finish is a bit overly bitter. Full creamy body with a nice hops bite on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This pours a cloudy copper orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mixture of hops and citrus. The taste is smooth, rich, with a lot of hops mixed with citrus and caramel malts. Finish pleasantly dry. This is an all-around good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll brewpub. Hazy reddish-brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus and woodsy hops, pine, resin and grapefruit. Taste of pine, citrus balanced out by sweet malt. Medium bitter finish that’s mildly sour. Balanced and one of the better offerings at the Grumpy Troll

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub. Poured a medium and cloudy orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caralem, citrus, and fruity. Tastes of citrus, caramel, melons, and fruity. Alcohol content well hidden.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.
Ah, now this is more like it. I had low expectations for this one after drinking their frankly disastrous American IPA. This one has a nice malty aroma with alcohol and piney but crisp hop bitterness. Flavor is malty-sweet without being sugary, a touch of dried citrus, and bold, assertive piney hops that never quite become dish-soap overbearing. Nice chunky palate with lively carbonation. This is a top-notch traditional imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8886) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a nice combo of grapefruit and pine with a grain backbone. Flavor begins with grapefruit that transitions to a bitter pine note with a bit of a light grain backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heemer77 (5210) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 Bottled this time. I gave it a slightly lower score, but still enjoyed it. The character was a little more muted. Pretty much the same notes. Original tap rating follows. Dark gold body with a slight haze and an off white head. There was lots of grapefruit in the aroma along with musk and dandelion. The taste was grapefruit with some biscuit balance. There was also some toffee with pine in the finish. A nice well balanced IIPA, but will not please the hop juice desiring hop heads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at the Grumpy Troll. Poured a rich copper color with nice amounts of lacing. Aroma is light citrus, pineapple, and floral notes. Taste is intense citrus, light caramel malt, and flora notes.

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