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Joseph James Hop Box Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
This Imperial IPA has a large Hop Aroma and sweetness from dark caramel malts. This brew uses Simcoe and Cascade hops and is hopped at 5lbs per barrel. The brew is best enjoyed at 55F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (704) - - SEP 7, 2015
Can. Gently hazed with a deep golden hue and a large, frothy white cap. Aroma is hop-forward -- grapefruit and lemon, a little grass, some cattiness. The flavor kicks off with these bright hop notes, landing on the tongue with heavy bitterness. A hint of honeyed malt is the only sugar balancing this alpha acid onslaught, and ethanol strikes at the finish. Soft, whipped medium-light body; mild fizzy CO2. Not a terribly complex double IPA, but if you’re looking to smash your tongue with bitterness, look no further.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1314) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Pours a light caramel color with a floral and sweetness to the aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, good amount of hops, citrus and floral. A decent IPA, lighter than expected for an Imperial. Decent bitter floral aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6580) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
25/VII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a (2015-996) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the can!

Clear orange beer, creamy off-white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, pineapple, resinous, piny. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very bitter, hoppy, resinous, citrus, bit metallic, pineapple. Aftertaste: hoppy, resinous, some alcohol, pineapple, bit sourish, very bitter, caramel malts. Don’t understand how this can score so low?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8008) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa. Dorée-orangée, col fin blanc. Arôme est houblonné, résineux très plaisant, malt caramel, fruité tirant sur les agrumes, houblons type C. Palais est houblonné bien résineux, malt caramel pâle, note fraiche de pin avec un agréable fini agrumes - pamplemousse et citronné procurant une pointe aigrelette-amer en fin de bouche et balançant le côté malté.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
930slantnose (17) - Las vegas, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
At tap room in Monte Carlo awesome pine grass aroma. Flavor of mild malts and fresh hops. Bitter fresh no alcohol heat for high abv. Excellent homie brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5872) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to sebletitje! 355 ml. can split by 4. Hazy orange, small white head. Nose is bitter orange, pine resin rather malty with some marmalade. Taste is milky yeast, bread, bitter pine resin, some sugary sweetness, marmalade, bitter dry finish with chewy malt body & a bit too much yeast. Quite nice & decent. A bit surprised by the very low score on here. Nothing special but quite satisfactory all the same.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Can. Aroma is alright, fruity. Light tropical and citrus, bit grassy. Taste is less exciting, not much flavour, pine, not much else. Alright though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2015
Clear golden, bit of foam. Aroma nicely fruity, clean and dry. Bit of booze coming through. Taste is intensely bitter and hoppy but doesn’t really feel balanced. Bitter but a bit messy. Long bitter aftertaste. Overall not bad, amazing nose but the unbalanced taste was a bit of a letdown for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (312) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
Thanks to ShoulderBroken for sharing the bottle. Poured into a taster showing deep gold, highly filtered, and no head. The nose shows sharp clean pine mixed with cannabis. The palate is thin bodied and fully carbonated. Alot of pine resin and extremely hop forward but a light sharp IPA bitterness at the finish. The intensity of the hops and flavors are out of this world. Albeit one dimension as to the flavor (pine) and really lacking any tropical fruit flavor, etc., the intensity really makes it fun.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4220) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
Light golden color. Sharp grassy nose with some citrus notes, a bit harsh. The mouth is light for the abv but very simplistic. Alcohol burn at the end. Very simplistic.

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