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RATINGS: 196   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
15 June 2012. Can. Gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet orange juice, barley winish, Carmelized syrup. Med body and slightly fizzy. Faintly yeasty, lots of sweet sugar, faint bitter finish. Great all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Sampled @ The Pub in the Monte Carlo. Bright 14 karat pour with hints of tangerine and a small ivory head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit. Flavor is candied oranges, subtle resin, and caramel. ABv well hidden. Medium mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a clear amber with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, pine and tropical fruits. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Mostly caramel and citrus. Medium bodied with a creamy texture. Overall, very good. Not as good as some other beers out there, but I would gladly drink this any day.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2702) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Thanks to Wittales in the local 3.14 swap. Pours a clear golden orange from the can with bubbly off-white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma is light, but resinous citrus from the heavy cascade and a faint sweet maltiness. Taste is bigger, but a hint of soapy middle, bitterness takes over and lingers. Soft carbonation, good balance, minimal booziness, not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle from pikapp327. The label ABV was 8.2, but there was a sticker covering every bottle with "ABV 9.3%". Brownish orange pour with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar and earth. Taste is brown sugar, heavy pine hops, caramel, and dirt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2610) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Very hazy orange color upon pouring. Looks like a very unfiltered hefe. Sweet nose with only a moderate amount of hoppiness. Very dry and spiced hops up front. A bit of sweetness, finishing of with some sharp peppery hops. A little alcohol as well.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a hazy golden amber with an off white head, the aroma is extremely sweet with a ton of malt, the flavor is all malt and caramel with no hops to it at all, the mouthfeel is sticky and sweet and the abv is tasted through out the entire beer, this is a huge sweet malty booze bomb.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2573) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Clear amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma is maybe a bit stale but has notes of grapefruit, mango, citrus, caramel and blackberries. Quite fresh aroma with a nicely malty backbone. Taste is light sweet and medium to high bitter with notes of grass, caramel and biscuit. Medium bodied with a bit high carbonation. OK DIPA, especially for the price ($4).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2569) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Tasted from a bottle received as a trading extra. Pours a clear light brown with very little head, but just decent lace. The nose is caramel malt with good fruitiness, featuring mostly dried fruits, and a nice grapefruit hop aroma that sneaks in under everything else. The flavor has some sweetness up front, but is a little more bitter than expected from the nose with the citrus and almost raisin fruitiness coming through as well. The body is fairly full, but has somewhat of a watery texture with very little carbonation and a long bitter and fruity finish.


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