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Joseph James Hop Box Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015
From a 12 oz can. Hazy yellow orange body with a small head of white bubbles with nice lacing down the glass. Big grapefruit hop aroma with a bit of caramel to tame the aggressive hops. Somewhat underwhelming hop flavors for an imperial ipa,but still very evident. Bitter grapefruit rinds,subtle florals and a bit of caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA Championship, buffalo ny GeneMcCarthy’s.ight bodied, pale colored, light aroma, cigarettes, floral bitterness. 636312

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1957) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from shop on the Strip Vegas - hazy gold with a thick lacy white head. Aroma seems a nice balance of citrus hops and sweet malt. Hoppy bitter flavour well balanced with malts. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, some alcohol warmth. I usually prefer less balanced (more hoppy bitterness), but this is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (529) - Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Golden pour. Big white head. Sweet lemon citrus pine aroma. Citrus bitter honey like sweetness. Grapefruit bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1049) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy golden, with a foamy white head. Citrus and simcoe aroma. Sweet citrus and hot alcohol, simcoe is there but this is a boozy beer. Not really bad and dirt cheap at 3.99 for a 22oz

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Joseph James Hop Box Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, pine, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dusty hop finish, almost harsh bitter, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (11073) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at Franks house, big thanks to Jason Man Boy, 10/11/14. Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, earthy hop notes, pine, bitter citrics, grapefruit, light spice. Taste comprises caramel malt, boozey notes, sweet licks, candied orange peel, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light booze tunes. So so DIPA but no disaster.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (14385) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Clear deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet citrus, booze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Comes off more like an East Coast IPA, than a west coast brew I expected more bitterness, you can definitely taste the malts on this brew. It looks more like a Pale ale than a IPA The aroma or is a little hop forward but not what I expect for a Imperial ale. Reminds me a lot of a local Imperial I PA I drink from Grittty's

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, citrus, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, pine, grapefruit, hop, citrus, caramel. Full body. Bitter finish. OK beer.


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