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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
2008-08-16. Hazy orange body with a modest creamy beige head. (3+) Aroma is a touch muted at first but some nice citrusy hops comes otf after a bit. Touches of tea like herbal notes. (7+) Sweetish malt core in the flavour with touches of caramel, light resin and herbal hops, light bitterness. (7+) Smooth medium bodied palate. (3+) Bottle, Coles IPA Festival, Buffalo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger, I’m pretty sure. Either that or my local Whole Foods... Enjoyed from a shaker pint. Mostly clear amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Lots of particles in the body make it kind of hazy. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Moderate to bigger bitter, light sweet. Alcohol is very well hidden. Grapefruit, pine, light caramel malts. Tasty, impressively easy drinking stuff. It made for a great party beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
Shared by goldtwins, mucho gusto. Pale amber. Aroma is very floral and fragrant with an earthy/dusty note as well. Noble/spicy hops, fruity, leathery and alcoholic. Really a strange combination of characteristics. Flavour is quite floral. Balance seems to be all out of whack. Strong peppery alcoholic flavour. I’m in the minority, but this didn’t really do it for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
My Bottom Line:
The boastful perfume of sweet flowers burgeons within the biscuity cereal sweetness of this balanced and powerful Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cardinal-hued amber.
-The hoppiness is quite complex, twisting into spicy and leafy profiles before settling back into its floral perfume.
-Malts build a chewy body which aptly sustains the intense flavor display.
-The finish could be drier to increase drinkability.
-Caramel leeks from the residual sugars.

Bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bomber thanks to tronranrer. Pours a nice clear copper color with a big and thick white head. A very nice nose with loads of hops, sweet and citrus-like. A very nice sweet hop burst, citrus and some caramel malts. A bit of alcohol and a really nice creamy head. Sweet and juicy. I’m glad to have gotten to try this brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of mgumby10. It pours a hazy copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma has an initial hit of sweet grapefruit hard candy (if there is such a thing), some pine hops mixed with malty sweetness. The combination creates a fruity – pale – almost hay like aroma. The thick mouth feel ushers in malt sweetness and grapefruit hop bitterness that seems to give way to a citrus hard candy flavor. A malty backbone shows up midway with lightly roasted malts and malt sweetness to interrupt the hop momentarily. The grapefruit hop bitterness grows into the finish and after taste. It doesn’t come together all that well for me. The flavors seem disjointed somewhat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle@Yespr’s - golden pour with small off-white head. Aroma and taste is fruity citrus, slightly toasty caramel malts, good sweet/bitter balance, slight spice, and a decent bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Had the original kashmir and enjoyed it, this is pretty much exactly the same. just doubled. same aroma and flavors. An enjoyable highland beer.

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams.
I am a traveler in both time and space, to be where I have been.

Is he alright? Are we alright?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5/28/13. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. I was excited to see this come back after a couple of years! Amber pour with a small khaki head. Mostly this was dank, resinous, and a bit caramelly and malty. I’m thinking by the time it hit Jacksonville it may have been a touch old.


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