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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1939) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2012
For a super-heavy-ass IPA this one had a lot of good, solid flavor. After one glass I would crave more.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (345) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Clear, golden with big head and nice lacing. Aromat full of sweet and citrus fruits. The are also malty sweetness and lot of pine. Dry taste with lot of fruits. Also citrus, sweet and pine of course. Medium, short bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (461) - GERMANY - MAY 3, 2015
Orange, leuchtend, perlig. In der Nase kandierte Orange, alter Hopfen, tropisch. Am Gaumen sehr gallig, bitter, minimal Orange, zu alte Flasche erwischt.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 66cl à la brasserie. Couleur blonde/ambrée, mousse présente avec une effervescence moyenne. Nez sur l’herbe. En bouche sensation granuleuse, avec un goût sur le cêdre, réglisse et le pin. Fin de bouche sur le pain blanc et l’alcool. Tuerie

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gandalf39 (129) - - APR 29, 2015
Trop de sucre résiduel, amertume astrigeante, arômes correct. Pour une américaine c’est pas formidable!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (338) - POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Aromat: w zasadzie czysty chmiel. wyobrażam sobie grejpfruty rosnące w sosnowym lesie, tuż po letniej ulewie. brzmi idiotycznie ale to piwo tak pachnie, cytrusy, żywica, sosna - wspaniały aromat Wygląd: opalizujące mętne złoto, ładna, świetnie prążkująca piana Smak: mega wytrawne - niesamowite, zero słodyczy, totalny chmiel i nic poza tym - aromat, smak, niesamowita goryczka - wyciśnięto z tego chyba wszystko. Proszę zapomnieć o karmelkowo-żelkowo-cukrowych posmakach znanych z polskich IIPA. Wysycenie niskie, alkohol totalnie ukryty. Wspaniałe piwo.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fcjack1 (217) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bomber From world beers. Pours amber. Thin white head. Scent is citrus and hops. Taste is floral and piney. Hops linger. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1113) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Couleur blond clair. Nez houblonné, ananas. Palais superbe, équilibre parfait, houblon bien présent. Superbe impression générale. Finale longue et agréable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (710) - , Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2015
22 picked up at the COOP, but most of the bottleshops are carrying this one now and even some grocery stores/bodegas. Pours a clear dark golden with an okay white head.. little to no lacing... Fruity hops remind me of melon and mango but are lighter than most PNW DIPA’s and balanced nicely by the maltiness... Bitterness is restrained and also balanced and leaning more toward the back.. Body is light given the 9%.. Bubble is spot-on... Very drinkable and perfectly balanced, I just prefer my DIPA’s a bit more aggressively hopped.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
figas (8) - - APR 21, 2015 does not count
Butelka. Bardzo dobre równe piwo. Goryczka mocna, ale nie męcząca. Trochę straciło po ociepleniu, ale i tak bardzo polecam.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (2938) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
West Coast imperial IPA with irregular, creamy, yellowish white head, lacing a bit and retaining quite well; deep golden blonde colour with orangey hue (’old gold’) and good fizz. Aroma hoppy and fruity, but there is a kind of burnt rubber smell in it too; I assume the bottle I am tasting, has been standing in the store for too long, losing a lot of its hops bouquet . Apart from this initially somewhat disturbing, but fortunately completely receding smell, I get hints of grapefruit peel, caramel, hemp seed, gin, nettles and other weeds, pine needles, rainwater, bitter honey and bitter herbs (wormwood), marmelade, white pepper, sweat, roasted pine nuts, biscuit; when warming up, a delicious, fragile strawberry sweetness creeps up from the glass as well. Heck, the aroma seems to get better and better after giving it some time... Taste begins with a full, copious, exotic fruitiness, pineapple, some banana perhaps, mandarin, papaja, lightly sourish starfruit touch, minerally, only very faintly salty (luckily!); relatively soft carbo, smooth and supple, bit oily mouthfeel, spicy notes tingling on the tongue and paving the way for a hoppy finale, resinous, piney, subduedly citrussy, floral and bittering, but not as ’agressive’ as I had expected, still leaving room for ’juicy’ maltiness to come through; a faint hint of warming, gin-like alcohol is there, but subtle and very well hidden. Doubtlessly a well-accomplished example of its style, but this bottle is a bit too old and surely has lost a lot of its hoppy seductiveness through time. Still, very enjoyable, balanced, elegant and recommended if you are into big IPAs. I will not take the DMTS smell into account in this rating, as it manages to withdraw easily.


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