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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Brewed with 195 pounds of Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial hops, this hopped-out beast had hops added at every point; mash tun, first wort, kettle, and dry hop. Huge spicy and citrus hop aroma, flavor and deep bitterness with an alcoholic bites. I see it in your eyes, take one drink and die, the only thing you see, you know itís gonna be, The Ace Of Spades! 9.2% ABV 21.5 Deg Plato 100+ IBU

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (159) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Poured from an oversize bottle. Pours reddish-amber with an off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of apricot and honeysuckle. Flavour is hops, grapefruit, pine resin, balanced by honey and sweet malts. Awesome smooth easy drinking IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
nice hop blend used here. starts out a little odd but grew on me as we sipped. floral, citrus and a little piney all in one. complex for the style. agressive but not overly so. not bad."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (398) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Amazing IPA. Huge blast of hops in the aroma and flavour. Tons of citrus and hops. Well balanced and the abv really backs it up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5557) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bomber to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Bottle indicates it is 8.6%. Looks solid; malty though. A fairly transparent burnt orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of fruity, piney, and bitter hops with a full-bodied bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a full but smooth mouthfeel. Abv is nicely subdued. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Slight haze, fresh blackberry, floral nose, sweetish and then a little alcohol and bitterness come in late.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
julesjis (72) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a 22. Nice sweet aroma. Great taste....a bit grassy, but very balanced with the bitter and the sweet. Great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (92) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
22 oz bottle from New Seasons Market in Hillsboro, OR. This huge NW IPA has a very strong resinous and citrus hop profile with enough malt to balance it out perfectly. The mouthfeel is gloriously strong, smooth, and bitter. The taste is sweet and bitter throughout with a pleasant bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. The alcohol is masked amazingly well too. This is definitely my favorite Hopworks beer, and for me, it rings in as one of the best Imperial IPAs out there!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2014
Tap at Hopworks BikeBar. Solid caramel nose, with big fruity hopping. Bright amber color. Thick sweet caramel, rotten dates, sweet, juicy wine-like raisins, light hop tracks in finish. Medium-heavy body. Very tasty. The hopping is clear and present (bit 100+ IBU, really?).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paincane (164) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Hazy copper body w/ light tan head. Citrus, floral hoppy aromas. Beautifully balanced malt backbone and crisp hop bitterness & finish. Great big DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Vintage 2011, unknown bottle date: A: Hazy toasted apricot ale is topped with less than single finger of white foam. This falls in moments to a sheet of the same. No lacing. S: Lots of sharp citrus notes here. The amarilloís in this are a bit overdone IMO. Lots of grapefruit, some peaches, cat piss and onion. Canít say Iím impressed, but donít feel disappointed really. Just kinda, meh. T: Super sweet. Super bitter. Itís hard to address, but it is certainly both really bitter and really sweet simultaneously. The bitterness is resiny, citric peels, spicy (think raw peppercorn). The sweetness is peaches, malts, caramels, pralines. This is quite a complex IIPA. M: Medium on heavy for the style with moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Not quite what I look for in the style, but certainly fitting for the beerís personality. O: Iím really torn on this beer. The appearance is far from impressive. The smell is not particularly good, almost dislike. The mouthfeel is forgettable. The taste, the taste is really nice. I would like to see more reviews on this beer to see if there is something Iím missing about this, if I got a chill haze beer, or what. Itís good, not great and far from exceptional. Adjust the aromatic hop additions and weíll see how this beer improves. Serving type: bottle 06-27-2011

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