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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chibuck (3510) - 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. Doesn’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3509) - 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 it’s not bad, but it fades fast. Overall, it’s just not very balanced (too sweet).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
Can from Whole Foods - El Segundo. Big grapefruit nose, some floral notes, too. Hazy dark straw. bid rocky head. Heavy toffee, caramel initial; hops poke through in mid, but not much; final has some mild hop traces over thick sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Maybe less-than-stellar ingredients are used in this one. Contract brewed for Fox Brews. Okay. A bit too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3179) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can’t hardly smell much else. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3167) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Have to say for an imperial IPA, it's kinda lackluster, does have an even amount of malt and hops but it fails to give off a extra punch of either, though strong it hides it's abv very well, not a session, drink carefully ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3123) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. can. The pour is a very cloudy yellow with a modest white head and lacing. The aroma is both herbal and floral. The body is medium. The taste has a slight toasted bread character to start but the herbal and floral bitterness winds it up. The herbs feel like Ginger or Rosemary.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a deep rich amber color with a big three finger head... Aromas are sweet toffee butterscotch with a touch of pine. On the palate this really is a mess... Butterscotch and alcohol, taste like an overly sweet barley wine that was mixed with a half glass of tap water.... slight bitterness in the finish, other than that where are the hops... again where are the hops ?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (2958) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can pour. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a patchy inconsistent head. Semi sweet citrus flavors with a hint of grassy hops too. Smooth transition to a decent bitter hop finish. Enjoyed this one. Pretty heavy beer. Good overall.

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