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High Water Retribütion Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Retribütion Imperial IPA is brewed for the true connoisseur of all things hoppy. We brew this beer with one theme, go big... or go home... Layers of bittering finishing and aroma hops all combine to result in a truly unique beer.

Formerly brewed at Drakes. Brewing transferred to Hermitage in 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
Backlog rating. Bottle shared by Fergus at CBC CW, London. It pours a rich golden color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is resiny and sticky, quite sweet with notes of caramel malt, toffee and ripe fruits. Taste has more caramel, ripe fruits and resin. Medium to full bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, sweet and sticky, not really vibrant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1541) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar clara de escasa espuma. Aroma de maltas/caramelo, pino y frutas tropicales. Sabor muy lupulado, uva, naranja, pino. Cuerpo potente. También la malta está presente, proporcionando dulce caramelo. IPA muy sólida.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10913) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark orange beer with a long lasting foam; hugely hoppy aroma showing notes of pine needles, peaches, quinces and cream; full-bodied, quite sticky, robustly bitter yet with some malty sweetness below; light residual sweetness and long resiney, caramelish and fruity finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3233) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle. Hazy goldenorange in color with a fluffy off-white head. Caramel sweet and piney notes in aroma at first. Lots of both floral and citrus fruityness too. Some bitters are there in taste together with some spruce and resin. Bitter and a nice soft malty finish here. Excellent. Dry and warming with some grapefruity notes in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1739) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Color cloudy orange with small white head. Aroma grapefruit, fruits, hoopy. Taste hoppy, bitter, grapefruit, dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1483) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
650ml bottle, pours hazy light golden brown with a white head. Aroma is a balance of big caramel malt goodness, with piney and citrus hop flavours. Finish is very bitter, with tangy bitter citrus aftertaste. Body is medium, texture oily, carbonation average. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (13303) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, hop, pine, caramel. Flavour is pine, caramel, grapefruit, malt, hop, fruit. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1718) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en enero de 2014. Sabores dulces afrutados con un cuerpo medio a intenso de 9.5 vol algo pastoso y denso. Para repetir sin duda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
22oz bottle - Maximum hops, maximum flavor, great beer. I’ve been waiting to try Steve’s new creations via High Water, and this was well worth waiting for. Aroma might be the weak link in this great beer, but that’s a stretch. The aroma starts out with a strong piney punch, resiny, juicy, fruity but restrained. Flavor has an enormous, hop blast like chewing on a fresh hop cone, lots of green hop flavor. The malts are there, and it’s definitely a balanced DIPA for sure. Nothing overly bracing about this DIPA, just a hop-showcase and something really smooth and satisfying about this beer. No noticeable alcohol presence, thanks in part to the malt bill.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"lots of orange and citrus in the aroma and flavor made this one stand out a bit. actually pretty well balanced but copious amounts of hops were evident. very nice beer."

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