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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


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 I’ve poured put before finishing. Not impressed

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (9782) - 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 (7093) - San Diego, California, 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 (2648) - 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 (724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pour, aroma, head, flavor! It’s 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 (12066) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Pours a light copper color with a thick white head that leaves good lacing. Smells and tastes like tropical citrus, caramel and toffee with a decent hop bite in the back end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is nothing special for a Imperial Ipa, just the run of the mill.

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.


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