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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3283) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of rye, citrus, resin, floral hops and some yeast. Flavor is fruity, bitter hops, very full bodied and with some spices. Slightly warming finish. Smooth and nice balance.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle - hazy gold colour with creamy white he’d and good lacing. Aroma sweet malt, caramel, resin, hops. Very nicely balanced. Great creamy mouthfeel, very well hidden alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Thx Joris for sharing. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, fruity, sweet, florar. TASTE: alcohol, pines, wood, fruity, sweet, florar, hoppy. Sweet and dry aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2014
11/I/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ JorisPPattyn’s place - BB: n/a but should be pretty fresh (2014-31) Thanks to Joris for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: little sweet, fruity touch, pineapple, sweet caramel, citrus, bit piny, passion fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sweet, caramel, bit piny, pineapple, some honey, nice fruity hops. Aftertaste: citrus, pretty piny, honey, nice fruitiness, pineapple, some passion fruit, bit of caramel. Lovely stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patjeadam (56) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
At first a bit stale smell, even some faint chocolate, followed by a powerfull malted and hoppy beer. The finish has some sweets and you can taste loads of amarillo hops, a personal favourite. If you like your imperial ipa's malty! Retribütion is your friend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (1878) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2013
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Pours hazy dark gold with nice white head. Goodhead retention, poor lacing. Malty, caramel, some honey like aromas. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is caramel, spicy, quite dry, hoppy, mild bitterness. Well balanced and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear deep amber body with light carbonation. Resiny biscuity malt aroma with spicy citric notes. Dry-sweet resiny spicy cardamom taste with citric fruity notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, smooth mouthfeel. Dry resiny spicy cardamom aftertaste with citric biscuit and wood notes. Very nice, full of flavour, yet highly drinkable. Has that class US malt character. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle, Kris Wines, London. Poured a clear amber colour with a fading white head and some lace. Nose was caramel malts, piney hop and tropical fruits. Nice. Fullish mouthfeel. Flavour was resinous hop, caramel malts, orange, pine and wood . Robust bitterness with some alcohol coming through towards the finish. Very solid IPA that just falls short of greatness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2239) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Overly sweet malty and oily DIPA. The malts are far too forward and the hops dont seem fresh or inviting. Stale metallic and hugely malty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2454) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Can’t taste it, just feel it. Great stuff.


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