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High Water Retribütion Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It’s an unclear, dark golden to amber colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. The aroma is quite malty, with a nice hoppy touch in the back. Pine cones, resins and some oranges, with a faint cheesy touch. The flavor is really bitter, with resins, pine cones and orange peel. Full body, some alcohol warmth and a nice carbonation level. Lasting bitter finish. Nice indeed, although a tad sweet. Guess it’s influenced by age too. 140717

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, cheese, mint and floral. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, bitter and floran, cheesy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of of pine, some minty notes,malt, caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, some herbal notes, caramel, biscuits and floral hops. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2921) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Bottle picked up from Cotteridge wines. Bright orange coloured pour with a thin white loose head. Aroma is caramel malt, metal and pine needles. Flavour is old hops, light metal and sweetish loose caramel malts. Why do americans add caramel malt to IPAs? Palate is nice sticky resin, semi sweet and medium body. Finish is rough and metalic. Maybe not the freshest of bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppera (10) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2014
Buena dipa potente aromática y con un amargor muy bueno. Es impresionante este tío de Cervecería Arte & Sana es un maquina. Menudas birras se gasta. Antonio y yo estamos flipando.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Cloudy amber color, with sticky hop scents. Great resin hop taste up frnt great balancing malts equal it out into a refreshing aftertaste leaving the palate moist but with a light hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle courtesy of wyzzywyz22, cheers mate! At his. Clear golden amber with a thin to medium off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some malty caramel. Flavour is fruity citrus, some nice warming alcohol, sweet malts, long finish, thick medium sweet palate. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomekk1978 (445) - POLAND - APR 20, 2014
Barwa: jasno miedziana, lekko zmętniona. Piana biała, drobno pęcherzykowa, niewielka i utrzymująca się jedynie przy ściankach. Całość dość gęsta i oleista. Aromat: słód (karmel), alkohol, chmiel (żywica, zioła), niestety znowu nieco przytłumiony i niezbyt wyrazisty. Smak: pełny, słodowy, jedynie lekko słodki i bardzo alkoholowy. Dość szybka chmielowa kontra ze zdecydowaną goryczką (z pewnością powyżej średniej) i ponownie alkoholowy wręcz spirytusowy koniec. Pierwsze piwo z High Water, które zdecydowanie rozczarowuje. Jest to chyba najbardziej alkoholowy imperial, jaki próbowałem. Jego dość wytrawny charakter i zdecydowane alkoholowe nuty nie są niestety równoważone przez wyraźną słodową i słodką kontrę. Z tego względu pije się go dość ciężko. Być może dlatego trudno znaleźć je obecnie na stronie browaru wśród wciąż warzonych piw. Kolejny raz mam również wrażenie, że piwo nie jest pierwszej świeżości, bowiem chmiel wydaje się zwietrzały

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7150) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig herb, fruchtig, tropische Früchte. Geschmack stark malzig bitter, fruchtig herb, minimal würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to. It pours orange-amber with a medium white head. The nose is orange, nectarine, peach, toffee, brown bread and orange sponge cake. The taste is bitter-sweet, pine, orange peel, resin, peppery, warming alcohol and muffin with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit sweet perhaps, but ok.

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