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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt and floral hop aroma. Sweet caramel notes moderate the grassy hop flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Pours golden. Aroma of lavender. Very mild hops for an IPA. Goes down very easily. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Not the best IPA that I’ve ever had, but it does rank on up there. It’s a bit more bitter than I enjoy in some IPA’s. However, with that said, this beer delivers on a very high level and has a great aroma with nice floral notes to accompany it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14469) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
27th February 2009
Cloudy orange - amber beer. Rich silky palate. A little pepper rides over a marmaladey orange and grapefruit hop. The hops are deep but also mellow and not over bitter. Long smooth hop finish with a lingering but pleasant bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Tasted on 10/29/2010. OK I found this bottle sitting in the back of the beer closet, its 3 years old, I know that and the rating does take that into account. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium copper gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is malt, biscuit, sweet and caramel. A medium bodied former Imperial IPA now a barley wine. The malts are very biscuity, caramel and malty. The hops are herbal and floral. Although this beer is probably a faint echo of what it was fresh, it has become a very nice barleywine. There is perhaps a touch of oxidation, but that is not always a bad thing in a barleywine. Nice balance. It was an interesting unintentional aging experiment. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pretty random bottle someone handed me at DLD 2010. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat oxidized but it held up well if this indeed over a year old. Citrus and a bit of creaminess. Pretty bitter still. Nice carbonation. Pretty cool to try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2010
22 oz. bottle picked up at Bruisin Ales (from notes). Pours a hazy deep orange amber color with a large frothy beige head. The intense aroma has equal amounts of big sweet caramel and toffee maltiness to battle the orange citrus hops. The flavor is fairly strong as well with the citrus hoppiness in the forefront. Big orange, grapefruit and some tropical notes blend along with the rinds. The sweet caramel and toffee malts try hard to add balance but fall a bit short. The alcohol shows at times, but not in a bad way. Full bodied and sticky which works well with this beer. I had a second bottle recently that had held up quite well. It was moving toward being a barley wine, but still quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
22 oz bottle split between three people. Color was ruddy orange with a good soapy head. The smell was intense hops but not pine or citrus. the taste was very hoppy with some tropical fruit flavors but not quite a West Coast. The only complaint I had with this beer was the astringency on my tongue. it got worse as I got to the bottom of my glass. Still, nice to be able to try this one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-28-2007 16:15:25

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured hazy amber orange, smooth, caramel, fruity, earthy hops, malty, little citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours an opaque mahogany copper with a thin cream colored head. Nose is overly sweet pineapple juice and caramel. The flavor is a bit better balanced with some earthy, dry hops. Still on the sweet side though, with a smooth mouthfeel.


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