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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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An aggressively hopped and higher gravity version of our Kashmir IPA. Five different hop varieties added at seven different times in the brew kettle, hopback, whirlpool and fermenter add to its complexity. This Imperial IPA also differs from our traditional Kashmir IPA with the addition of over fifty pounds of dry hops, adding a spicy nose. Over two hundred pounds of hops were used in this limited fifty barrel batch. The robust, malty and complex hop flavors and aromas are best enjoyed with an extremely stiff upper lip.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DragonStout (thanks!). Poured a deeper and muddy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, tropical fruits, and spicey. Tastes of pine, spices, caramel, and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Pours a vibrant orange-amber color. Aroma is pine, nectarine, and melon. Taste is rather bitter, some citrus comes through, and I also detect a floral or spicy taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Thanks for the trade Ross. Pours a deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light grapefruit, malt, some resin and some earthiness. Taste is citrus hops, malt, vegetal and dirt. Alcohol is well hidden but that’s is it’s only redeeming quality. It seems like someone dropped some potting soil in a mediocre DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Delightful grapefruity citrus filled IPA. Dark hazy copper pour minimal white bubbles around the edges. Nose huge on all things citrus......grapefruit is quite potent. This beerseriousy reminds me of good grapefruit juice. Very well done with the malts bringing up the rear just enough to really balance her out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Pours a muddy looking, dark brownish amber with a small, off-white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Random spots of lacing noted. The aroma is very fruity and malty, which isn’t what I was expecting from a fresh IIPA. I picked up notes of melon, orange, grapefruit and pine amongst big, malty caramel and nougat scents. The flavor is again dominated by malts, with caramel, nougat, and even faint hints of chocolate showing through. The hops are discernible, though far more subdued than I would expect. Orange, grapefruit, and pine varieties are all present. Medium-full bodied and very smooth, this one drinks more like a light barleywine than a IIPA. This is an enjoyable beer, but one that defies its description, and most likely, the brewer’s original intentions.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 750ml bottle maybe actually a bomber from JMichalel shared with Bartzilla. Pours orange with a 1 finger head. Nose is hoppy and sweet. Taste is sweet big and full of a nice big ass kick. Pretty damn nice east coast imperial ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma has hops, pine and citrus. The flavor is full of hops. Really nice bitter finish. Definately one of my favorites from Highland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle in trade with performula. Good pine, resin and citrus aromas hit the nose. Orange body with off white head. Flavor started out with a malty sweetness. Citrus hops kick in middle to finish. Dry bitterness hits the palate near the finish. Good Brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Pours a deep amber with one finger white head. The nose is smooth and subtle only hinting at the citrus and hoppy flavor. The flavor is crisp and much to ones surprise much more aggressive that the aroma would have you think. A pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Deep orange reddish in color with a nice white fluffy white head. Hoppy citrusy malty aroma. Malty and citrusy hoppy flavor. Caramel roasty piney notes. Sticky malt taste. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied. Nice beer.


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