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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2384) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle poures a hazy medium amber. Snall of white head. Malty sweet BW like aroma. Hops are soft and faded. Thick bodied and a bit syrupy. Boce malts and brown sugar flavors with nearly enough IBUs. Slight cardboardy woody trailer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2316) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pale golden orange pour with a thin soapy white head and light sticky lacing ... aroma of grapefruits and caramel malts .... taste is of grapefruits, caramel malts and a nice kick of bitter and pungent hops ..... lightly floral with a bitterness that lingers .... mouthfeel is a little slick and oily .... finish is dry with a nice long lingering spicy hop bite .... solid and the abv is hidden well

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2297) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours a golden orange from the bottle with thin ring of off-white lacy head. Aroma is bready grain up front, then a nice piney hop presence on the back end. Taste is more resinous, nice grapefruit and pine notes from the hops with a bittersweet caramel malt finish. Pretty decent, a lot better than the normal Kashmir.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle from Ross, the monroe transfer authority. Thanks to Navin for the free shipping. Pours hazy orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of rich toffee malts and citrus hops. Medium to full bodied with a slight syrupy texture. Initial flavor of toffee and apricot that transitions to a sharp hoppy middle. Finish is dry with a bold grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers, with a very small amount of alcohol detected. Definitely one for the hopheads, and not bad at all. Beer is a little better than than the score indicates. However, this is second string to beers like Hercules, Dreadnaught, Pliny, Hopslam, etc. Good to see some East Coasters taking a stab at IIPAs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Amber colored pour. Small white head. Plenty of lacing. Malty caramel aroma. Taste is the same, with a slight alcohol bite and a light bitter note. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2140) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2094) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bomber - pours deep gold with white head. Nose is floral caramel. Flavor adds resin. Wow, surprised with this. Malty and balanced taste wise. Torpedo on steroids.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2080) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle from Phil, thanks. Pours out an orange color with an offwhite head on it. Smell is very hoppy, full of pine and grapefruit and some slight hints of alcohol in it. Taste is smooth and hoppy and very easy to drink. Not sure if previous raters ended up with a bad bottle, but mine had no diacytel at all, and was really very drinkable. This stuff could give you a lethal hang over from being overly sweet though. Im glad I have some more of these around. Really good when its very cold.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma, floral and citrus hops with some sweet pale malty notes. Flavor, citrus and floral notes, slight bitterness, very sweet caramel notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Shared by Dickinsonbeer. Hazy amber/light brow in color with a small head. Aroma: citrus, floral, with alot of caramel malts and a light touch of alcohol. A touch of yeast also. Taste is alot of caramel, light to moderately boozy, with citrus and pine flavor and bitterness that does a decent job of balancing the caramel malt backbone. However, the hops are not in forefront, which is what I like in a IIPA. Taste also had some bready yeast. Finishes with lingering caramel sweetness, alcohol, and a moderate hop bitterness. Tasted more like a barleywine than an IIPA to me.


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