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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaseyBartlett (7) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2013 does not count
I’m usually not a huge IPA guy, but this one is VERY tasty! It has a great piney, citrusy aroma and a floral, citrus, hoppy flavor. Not overly bitter or bitey.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacemonster (76) - 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 (11) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Shipped from OR mid-summer, so this rating will be compromised. I will give it the benefit of the doubt, nonetheless. Pours a pale, hazy orange cream colour with a soapy off-white head that fades to a thin film, leaving spotty lacing. The nose is as malty as it is hoppy. The aroma brings impressions of chewy caramel, citrus flesh, subdued resin, and some heat as it warms. Flowery hops, citrus flesh again, orange creamsickle, sherry, some resin and very mild pine. Silky mouthfeel, fine carbonation that is on the softer side. Nice balance for a west-coast ipa, where they usually tend toward over-attenuated hop bombs with no body. Long palate duration with emphasis on the citrus. Stellar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (327) - - OCT 26, 2013
Tap. Light copper, foamy white head. Hoppy and crisp, citrus and pine and alcohol. Really liked it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (3500) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (3682) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught @ Baileys Taproom, Portland, OR

Pours hazy orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of dank wet piney hops, grass, fruits, malts and juicy notes. Taste is dank hoppy, malty, fruity and caramely. Finish is lingering bitter with massive amounts of fresh wet hops and dank fruitness. Awesome DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
At Oregon Brewers Festival. Pours bright orange. Absolutely delicious tangy with resin pine bitter finish. A tangerine pucker that is slightly carbonated , crisp, and wonderful. One of the most interesting IPAs sampled at this year’s festival.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 5, 2010
On tap at the 2010 OBF. Colour... golden orange with a thick off white head. Nose... bitterly hoppy with a bit o’ barnyard. Palate... Yow! Very sharp and bitter up front then plenty of stone fruits, kiwi skin, grapefruit pith and a lengthy finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/16/2010 Total Score: 4.3
Had this on tap at the 2010 Oregon Brewers Festival. Colour... golden orange with a thin head. Nose... like a bitterly piney, barnyard! Palate... YOW! Now that’s sharp ’n’ bitter, esp. up front! Lots of dried stone fruit followed by kiwi skin, grapefruit pith and grapefruit sweets. Yum, yum!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2011
What a great-looking beer -- golden-orange in color with a large dollop of lasting head. Sweet and hoppy nose. Easy-to-drink texture. Caramel and cocoa notes were tasty. Hops imparted notes of juicy citrus and bitter pine. Snappy bitterness in the aftertaste. Delicious beer.


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