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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
It poured a hazy copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of moderate earthy hoppiness and sweet maltiness. The taste was similar with soft carbonation and a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Nicely done.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3652) - 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

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/amber with a huge lt tan head....good lacing and retention...only thing they got right. Aroma is sweet butterscotch. Flavor is uber piney butterscotch...what a mess. Mouthfeel is full and oily and the finish is bitter piney butterscotch. Horrendous.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3514) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle; poured a murky/hazy/cloudy golden/amber/orange color with an off white/khaki head. Aroma of sweet chewy malt, alcohol, and a bit of earth. Not very hoppy for the style. Flavor had alot of sweetness, caramel and some very ripe fruit. Hops were again subdued. Tastes almost more like a barley wine than a double IPA. drinkable, yet disappointing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Rerate (seems better than when I originally tasted it), can: Malty nose. Creamy and smooth texture; a bit too sticky for a double IPA. Flavors are OK, with overly sweet notes of caramel, cocoa and toast. Hops are tame. Too tame. Some floral bitterness surfaces in the aftertaste and itís not bad, but it fades fast. Overall, itís just not very balanced (too sweet).

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle given to me by Destral, poured into my Darkness glass...Pours an ugly murky dark orange. Hardly any carbonation at all, no head surfaces except for a few sparse bubbles on the side of the glass...The aroma is super malty tons of caramel and bread, a little pineapple, no hops, a bit of alcohol. Doesnít smell bad, but no balance...The taste is terrible, at first almost devoid of flavor then comes moldy grass, stale hops, and alcohol. This is not a good combination at all. The feel is really light, a weird harsh finish. This is a skip in all regards.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3505) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12 oz bottle
Because of the generosity of a fellow member I was able to try this beer from a new state. It wasnít very exceptional as far as imperial IPAs. On the other hand it does knock out Nevada which reduces the number of states even more. If this is the calling card for the state than I doubt I will be hurrying to try any more.

Aroma / Appearance - A shock white head was bright against the caramel opaque body. A light orange tint around the edges was the color of the rising sun. Rosy floral hops, caramel, honey, and chocolate raisin bread are generally tropical in nature. A bit heavy handed it is a little flawed but not majorly off kilter.

Flavor / Palate - Chewy pine nuts and chocolate muffins mixed evenly. Caramel notes in the background add a bit of depth but do not make it more interesting past the third sip. The mouthfeel is a little cloying and syruppy. Overall it is decent but slightly below average. All the elements are there for a good experience - it is just that they donít quite fit together seamlessly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3489) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind and sweet caramel flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3480) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Can. Aroma is alright, fruity. Light tropical and citrus, bit grassy. Taste is less exciting, not much flavour, pine, not much else. Alright though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (3477) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2016
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is resin, caramel and malts.


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