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RATINGS: 187   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Super hazy golden coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pineapple, pine, resin and a nice bright hop smell with tons of alcohol and a decent amount of sweetness. Medium-bodied; Strong pine and resinous hop notes with a good pineapple sweetness with a pungent malt backbone and a nice fruity flavour with some good complexity on the finish. Aftertaste is mostly pungent resinous and piney hops, but a good malt backbone, some strong alcohol and a nice smooth complexity. Overall, a nice imperial ipa in a CAN, and according to the rankings, but better than I expected. Iíd easily get this one again if I could find it all over the place. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 04-August-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 07-October-2012.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle. dark amber with small head. boozy. hops overwhelmed by fruit with raisin and caramel malt. this is just a flat out mess.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3385) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
0.65l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a light cloudy honey-colored one with a small bubbly off-white head. A bit fruity, but tons of malty, sweet caramel with sweet dried fruits on the aroma. A bit concentrated and sweet. Oh, the taste is quite pungent and sweet. Lotís of boozy tones swirling around here. The texture is shockingly thin and watery. Feels like the flavors lie on the bottom of the glass and itís just water up on the top. Strange strange. Cactus finish with some sweet raisins. Mysterious. 27.07.2012

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
JDR (1) - - SEP 29, 2012 does not count
Alcohol burn overwhelmed the malt and hops. First ipa in a long time that Iíve poured put before finishing. Not impressed

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (7651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle 650ml @ ClubGonzo
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, raisin and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long sirup sweet and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Poured from a can. Deeply golden with a lasting froth. Smells very fresh and piny with a touch sweetness. Full on the tongue with a silky, creamy texture. This high octane brew is a classic. High hop rate, fat malt body with an excellent sense of freshness. Pour me another will ya?

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Can. Pours hazy gold with an off white head. Herbal and floral hops, lighter fruity notes, and a lightly sweet malty base. Just a touch of harsh bitterness in the finish. Nice enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2494) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Large tan head with good retention, fair lacing. Murky orange color. Nose is malt forward, grainy and a little doughy. Body is med/full, sorta chewy and a bit oily. Piney/citrusy hop flavors with some middlin crystal malt notes, lil ice tea and leafy notes as well. Lightly sweet finish, grainy ,lasting. Can from my buddy Roberrrrrrrrt, via Paul. Thanks guys!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (688) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pour, aroma, head, flavor! Itís what I expect from an IPA. Not the best, but real good!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10712) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Bottle shared by Nat. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good to excellent lacing. Moderate earthy hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium smooth balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer.


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