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RATINGS: 186   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Very lightly hazed copper/amber with a slowly fading ecru head. Aroma is a floral and citrus mix with pepper, sweet malt and vegetal notes. Tastes like grapefruit juice with caramel, mild alcohol and a mild bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Can courtesy of beerbastard- thanks Joel! Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow color w/ a big, fluffy white head. Decent aroma of faint, piney hops & sweet, bready malts. Bites the tongue initially w/ bitter hops & alcohol. Moves into un-ripened nectarine, grapefruit pith & pine. Get some cracker & caramel in the middle. Finishes a little more bitter w/ the alcohol showing up again. More sweet than I typically like my DIPA’s but not bad overall. A hard category to be "great" in.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a hazy burnt-orange with sticky white lacing. Smells hoppy and somewhat funky. Tastes like it smells, but better. Mouthfeel is good, but somewhat bretty. Good, but an atraditional DIPA.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Can. Pours with a hazy, deeper orange hued body with a massive, just off-white head with decent lace. Aromas show a huge crystal like malt presence. Malt dominates with a moderate floral, pine and citrus zest hop aroma component. Sweet iced tea aromas, insect repellant, marmalade, over ripe fruits and deep caramel aromas. Flavors are extremely sweet with a medium to strong bitter, some citrus pith, pine, hoppy, herbal grapefruit and noticeable warmth in the finish. Slightly sharp. Medium to full carbonation, medium bodied and boozy. Way too loaded with dextrins for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a copper gold color with a cream colored head. Lots of maltiness and citrus hops in the nose. Taste is sweet and bitter. Its a good DIPA, but I’ve had better.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
12oz can: Pours a clear dark gold with a nice medium white head which leads to nice lacing. The aroma is sweet and piney. The taste is bitter and almost has a rye character. The mouthfeel for the beer seems off. Lighter but still coating. Not sure how else to describe this. I’d want to like this and it’s not horrible but I wouldn’t buy it again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Clear golden orange with a fluffy white head. Brown sugar, mild pineapple, citric hop notes, and a touch of grass. On the finish there is some noticeable alcohol. Quite sweet and sugary on the palate. Some pine bitterness, grapefruit peel, and a hint of orange. A little bit boozy, maybe some bread and toffee. A touch of perfume as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (966) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2012
Bread and caramel aromas. Outstanding head. Orange colour. Somewhat of a root beer flavour.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ej (703) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
Amber, relatively clear with a small film of foam. Aroma of sweet caramel , syrupy and raisins. Taste is nutty with bitter grassy notes and caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6191) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber. Orange pour with a white head. Caramel malt and hop, but cardboard elements too. Not great.


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