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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Big flavor, intense pine and citrus aroma. We keep the malt profile clean in this Imperial IPA to let the love lights shine on the fine Northwest hops.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1021) - Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
From bottle. Dark golden orange color. Great citrus and grapefruit hop aroma. Well hopped, but very balanced with a sweet citrus caramel and tart grapefruit flavor. Finishes with an intense hop kick and slight warming.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate pillowy white head on there. Nose is very hop forward, which I like; there is some nice resin and grassy notes to it. Taste is fairly bitter, and grabs your palate. Really interesting and pleasant beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (162) - - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with a quickly disappearing white head that leaves some lacing. Hop nose of citrus and pine-not much though. Medium bitter and lightly sweet taste, medium body, flavors of grapefruit offset by a solid malt backbone, average carbonation and a long clean bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
22 oz bottle. Clear copper with a whitish head. Nose is orange, toffee, cherry, apple and slight feline. Crisp medium body with a hoppy bite. Taste is grapefruit juice and peel, lemon zest and citrus honey. Bitter and bready; good for a hop fix.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (73) - Igo, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
This is another winner from Hop Valley. Taste is REALLY balanced.....such excellent clarity of purpose. What a great beer. Taste is dead-on West coast IPA...citrus but not as up-front as their CITRUS MISTRESS. More old school ground and pound with excellent backbone of great malts. This brewey is one to watch.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
handlebar (10) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Very nice Imperial IPA that is very well balanced, but still aggressively hopped. Very nice aroma of pine and citrus and all the bitterness you expect from a great West Coast IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18957) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo, Japan (8.5%) Hazy pale golden, small head. Aroma of pear and mango. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, pine, citrus and pear. Long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (991) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
bottle thanks to a double trade with writerljberg and douglas88. not sure who gets the credit. poues a hazy dark orange with small white head that dissipated quickly. Nose is straight up dank and weed. wow. Taste is similar, with the hops flavor up front and quickly turning bitter. The hop flavor seems to come out more as I drink it, but the malt kind of falls flat and the beers seems a bit watery. otherwise, great hop expression if you’re into that danky hop (reminds me of la cumber project dank), which I am. very solid, could just use a bit more mouthfeel/malt, but without sweetening the beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Classic NW DIPA. Big, piney, resinous. I just can never get over that smell. Dank shit right here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (574) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
22oz bottle pours a pale amber color with a bit of head. Good full hop flavors and some yeastiness. Citrus flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (264) - - OCT 26, 2013
Tap. Light copper, foamy white head. Hoppy and crisp, citrus and pine and alcohol. Really liked it.


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