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Hale’s Aftermath Imperial IPA

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Hale’s Ales
Style: Imperial IPA
Seattle, Washington USA
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong, smooth, and full of hop flavor.
2012 vintage - 8.4% abv
2013 vintage - 9.5% abv


Hanuta06's rating

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (438) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Serving: from tap at Smarty Pants. Aroma: moderate, piney hoppy aroma. Appearance: small, creamy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, medium-amber body. Taste: heavily bitter initial flavor, and heavily sour grapefruit-like finish with long duration. Palate: medium-to-heavy bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: huge taste but too heavy-handed for me.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3773) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
22oz bottle 8/8/15 (Pear Delicatessen)-Pours an orangish amber with a decent head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew wasn’t good but wasn’t bad.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1881) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bomber. Pours a golden orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bitter, with hops, citrus, grapefruit, and pine notes into the dry, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jjgmd (1948) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
With Z , pours a semi clear light rusted orange Amber color with a beige head. Nose is sweet citrus with some trailing bitterness. Taste is pleasant sweet citrus with softer pine and resin. Finishes on the sweet citrus notes with a hoppy dry finish . Ok ! Quaff Score 6 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18423) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle from Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WA; no ABV on bottle
Hazy amber color, medium sized head. A good American Barley Wine, as it’s well malty, noticeable from the moment you pour; sweet, rich, with nice hopping, lowering bitterness, but still good fruits and hop resins.
Very good, but probably not fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (11045) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle - Sweet earthy hops and caramel. Dirty gold with a decent off white head. Sweet caramel and bitter hops with a long sweet bitter finish. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014
22 oz bottle @ Hale’s. Pours cloudy dark orange with thin white head. Aroma is thin sugary sweet malt and muted citrus hops. Taste is similar: thin malt is quickly overwhelmed by heavy sugary sweetness which pushes through the hops on the finish. Some nice big flavors in the hops - pine, orange, and grass - but again they’re really obscured by the lingering sweetness of the malt. Not that bad, really, but... odd beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Dark orange pour vDraft at whiskey bar in Seattle. Creamy head crazy pine smell. Good hop and bitter taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at brewery. Ahh... the ubiquitous IIPA. A requirement of all west coast breweries. I was very impressed by the smoothness of the beer for the high alcohol level. Very easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2012
22 oz. from Chuck’s @ $8.99. After a half-dozen beers or so from Hale’s without a single one so much as memorable, I was hesitant to even try this one. But it’s an imperial IPA, so why not! Simply blown away (and not just in comparison to their other beers). This is a big and boozy IPA that really calls for sipping with a cigar. Woodsy, malt and bitter through and through.


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