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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   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 9.3% ABV, 90 IBU’s, and best enjoyed at 55F.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2013
This is one of the better DIPAs out there. Very well balanced malt and hop wise, and the slight sweetness really works. Bitter but not a hop bomb. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Can from Uber in Seattle Apricot with a loose soapy top, slightly hazy. Smells nice with peach, mango and dry, crackery malts. Flavor is well balanced on the hops to malts - not particularly bitter, but lots ofhop flavors, fruity and tropical overall. Medium bodied with light carb and a semi dry finish. Nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintofbitter1 (7) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Intensely hoppy and aromatic, expressed through vibrant notes of orange zest, lime and mandarin. Precise carbonation leads to massive bitterness, buttressed by a rich malty body full of toast and caramel character. A huge IPA yet all aspects in excellent balance. Find and drink soon! ---- http://instagram.com/pintofbitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12oz can from Total Wine. Pours a hazy amber orange with some foamy white head. Citrus aroma with some pine notes. Balanced taste with a nice hoppy bite. Pretty good and a great value.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chuckstout (243) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Big grapefruit, citrus and resin aromas. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Definatly big with the hop flavor and mouthfeel

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fcjack1 (117) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 oz. Can from world beers. Light amber color. Scent of hops and a nice sweet grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy. Not really sweet at all. Still, very drinkable. Good beer for the price.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Clear amber with 2" of white head. Aroma is sweet and intense with juicy red grapefruit hop nose. Taste is much less sweet and juicy, with grassy herbal hop bitterness. $3/12ozcan

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper color. The beer smells of crystal malt and then some supporting hop character. Sweet tea notes, caramelized grain, touches of grapefruit, and some pine like notes.

The beer has a solid bitterness, with a lingering pine and menthol astringency, with an up front grapefruit zest character. The finish also has a toasted whole grain cracker note, some lingering sweet tea leaning crystal malt notes, as well as a caramelized note that adds a bit too much here. The body is a bit on the chewy side for an IPA.

Not really my type of IPA, a bit too malt focused, and the hop character could be a lot more floral and characterful. Wow, I was quite surprised that this was an Imperial IPA, really makes me like it even less.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
merc7186 (1957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Good Lacing S: This smells like a bad, gritty barleywine. There is zero bottle dating but I am going to say that this is an old bottle. T: This is completely devoid of any hops... M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, ...this is either an old bottle or just junk. Overall....nothing more to say.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.


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