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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1732) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Well, since I was not a big fan of the non-imperial version, I was not very optimistic. Expectations were exceeded. Taste was very clean maltiness, light citrus, some pine and just a hint of booze. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (3275) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours a pretty clear amber with a thick and fluffy pale buff head that leaves some good lacing. Strongly hoppy aroma has mostly evergreen and resin, with an undertone of Mandarin orange. Bold, hoppy flavor assaults the palate with resiny, rather bitter hops and sour orange plus a touch of honey. Firm, smooth texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a hoppy and slightly sweet finish. A hundred kilos of hops? Sure shows!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger, Iím 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Sampled at the brew grass festival. Pours a dark yellow color with a tan head. Aroma is very floral and hoppy. Taste is about the same. Typical simcoe double IPA taste. Finished with a nice carbonation feeling on the tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle. The pour is a transparent amber with a lasting pale head that creates some nice lacing. The aroma is intense in citrus (grapfruit, pineapple, and lemon), hops, and pine. As it hits the tongue, Iím somewhat surprised by its first impression. It isnít as aggressive as I had expected. I was looking for a twinge of hops bitterness and some citrus to hit but didnít sense any from when the brew first hits the tongue to a minute after it has passed the tongue. This brew seems to be quite malty. The flavour is very floral and not nearly as citrusy. The hops is intricate and prominent in the flavour. Grapefruit seems to be noticeable in the background. Pine and the citrus flavours becomes more apparent in the finish. Itís also moderately dry. The burps afterwards are very piney. This is a little tamer than I expected, but a very tasteful and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Courtesy mgumby!!!! Pours a pleasant copper brown color. Aroma is a touch fiery, the alcohol is very evident. Hops are there, along with a malty sweetness. There is a slightly grassy component, adding a bit to the dance. Flavor is more of the same. The alcohol is very evident. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: September 22, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Appearance: clear dark gold, frothy dirty white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity pine aroma
Body: stick sweet body
Flavor: rich sweet caramel malt and pine flavor, good fruity tangerine character, light bitterness adds only a bit of balance, warming

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: October 03, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
Score: 3.7 to 3.4
Aroma: dark caramel and earthy hops to go with the sweet pine aroma but only light fruit
Body: normal body
Flavor: much more of the earthy bitterness in the flavor with the sweet pine and citrus taking a backseat
Overall: better on draft, needs some age

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: October 21, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Score: 3.4 to 3.6
Aroma: still sweet and piney aroma backed by the caramel malt
Flavor: earthy bitterness in the flavor continues to grow, the caramel and pine sweetness still present but stay into the background until warming and then surpass the earthyness, lasting bitter finish
Overall: aging well

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: August 02, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
sweet caramel, medicinal, fusels, herbal, not aging well, breaking down in a bad way,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6843) - 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 Ė pale Ė 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 doesnít come together all that well for me. The flavors seem disjointed somewhat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bomber from ucusty. Murky amber with a dense off white head. Sweet malt and orange nose, some earthy notes, a bit of pine, rather fruity. Very earthy flavor, a bit of pine in the back, caramel. Nose is far more interesting than the flavor, but still a nice beer. Borders in a barleywine.


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