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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (402) - CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Pours pale amber with one finger of light tan head head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark caramel malt, piney and floral hops, tropical fruit. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, strong bitter finish. (4/5) The malt forward nose was a bit of a disappointment, and despite the huge hop bomb bitterness, thereís still strong maltiness in the flavour. This isnít a bad DIPA, but itís not my preferred type of DIPA. For the price, there are better examples of the style. (14/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Keg at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 08/11/14. Clear orange amber with moderate off white edgeing. Nose is pinr, bitter citrics, tropicana, grapefruit. Taste comprises caramel malt, grapefruit, pine, orange pith, straw, light booze notes. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Decent DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (567) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A big nose of resinous fruit. The flavor is similar with candied fruit, oranges, some light fusel alcohol. Smooth though overall. A nice IIPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (162) - 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 (6083) - 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 (508) - 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 (5820) - 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 (12788) - 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 (142) - 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 (171) - 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!

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