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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Imperial IPA brewed in collaboration with our friends at Cigar City Brewing Company...


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2012
On tap at Capones. Pours a yellow orange haze with a white foam head. Really nice cloudy appearance. A nice grapefruit aroma that pulls you in. Some caramel and earthy aroma mixed in. A sweet citrus taste with a very earthy and resiny hop hit. More harsh than smooth but still creamy. Awesome by this hop lovers standards.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (806) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
12 onz prohibition pig. A: grapefruit, citrusy, tropical fruit. App: hazy blond with small white head. T/p: body is medium with long bitter finish. soft carbonation. O: amazing like the aroma. Its fresh perfect for a sunny day.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adam42381 (371) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Review from notes taken at Cigar City Brewing taproom on 7/15/12. Poured on draft into a Cigar City snifter. Appearance: Pours a cloudy light golden color with a 1 finger fluffy snow white head. Excellent lacing. Smell: Grassy and floral hops with a touch of grapefruit. Taste: Pine, grapefruit and lemon zest with a sweet citrus background. Aftertaste is bitter citrus. Very well-balanced. Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability, especially for a beer with 9.2% ABV. Overall: Excellent beer overall. I feel fortunate to have been in Tampa when CCB had this one on draft. An excellent double IPA and one that you should definitely try if you have the chance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Poured into snifter pale body. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Taste of grapefruit nice and hoppy. Very good dipa nice hop profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trancecyclist (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Capone’s near Norristown, PA. Really outstanding brew and possibly the highest level of bitterness I’ve tasted in a beer. Alcohol is subdued for 9.2%, and the mouthfeel before the bitterness is fairly light, deceptively so. Very little malt presence for a DIPA (which is a good thing from my perspective). Hope they’ll continue this one and bottle it (CC could, since HF doesn’t seem to bottle at all).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, pineapples, and just all around nice hoppiness. Tastes of the same nice hoppiness with the alcohol content hidden. Lighter caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leafs93 (1607) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit and resin. Taste is bitter with a touch of sweetness. This was ridiculously good.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenKozich (6) - - JUL 11, 2012 does not count
Pours a good golden color, head doesn’t stay long, flavor is very hoppy, with a dirty palate, very fruity/floral aroma.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
uhljoseph (64) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Best IPA I've had. The aroma is unbelievable! The taste and finish will surprise you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2713) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Draft Three Penny Tap Room. Perfect looking unfiltered gold with thick, foamy head. Retention the entire way down. Great nose, smells of bags and bags of wet fresh hops, intense fruit (citrus grapefruit and lemon)  Taste is much the same with a hearty bread malt as the backbone. Medium in body with amazingly drinkable. Drinks like an easy Pale ale. Not in your face over the top. But it is in your face... If that make any sense. I don’t realize it was over 9% ABV until I was finished with the glass. So flavorful I finished it rather quickly.  The finish is dry bitterness and lingers for a good amount after. Find this on draft. They hit a home run with this DIPA! 


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