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RATINGS: 171   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 IBUís, and best enjoyed at 55F.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Can. Pours with a hazy, deeper orange hued body with a massive, just off-white head with decent lace. Aromas show a huge crystal like malt presence. Malt dominates with a moderate floral, pine and citrus zest hop aroma component. Sweet iced tea aromas, insect repellant, marmalade, over ripe fruits and deep caramel aromas. Flavors are extremely sweet with a medium to strong bitter, some citrus pith, pine, hoppy, herbal grapefruit and noticeable warmth in the finish. Slightly sharp. Medium to full carbonation, medium bodied and boozy. Way too loaded with dextrins for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle at Freakiní Frog in Las Vegas. The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a medium and foamy light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops aroma with a malty and citrusy undertone. Medium body with a moderately hoppy character that is mostly citrusy and has malt and sweet fruit behind it. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Pretty good effort overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Canned. Poured hazy medium orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up orange and other, somewhat dank citrus fruits over some biscuity malts.. not big, but quite enjoyable. The flavor found grapefruit meat, sweet caramel, and biscuity notes at the core.. bitter orange peel and black pepper around.. finished citrusy and bitter, with a nice warm kick. Medium-bodied and a tad grainy on the palate.. balance was good.. this was better than expected, and Iíll have another.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle..conditioned? Certainly plenty of gunk swirling around in the bottle (mine is 9.3%). Sloppy bronze pour with no head and the condition of fruit juice. Oh dear. Sweet, soggy confectionery aroma; purple Allsorts, orange Smarties, fudge, banoffee and honey. Sounds good, but inappropriately sickly and hopless. Orange Smartie flavour, soggy with peach, cheesecake base and soap. At least the alcohol gets buried by sweetness. Drinkable, with no off notes but totally lacking condition and hop character. Easily the poorest US IPA Iíve ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and malt aroma with light earth. Caramel and malt flavor with grapefruit. Medium bodied. Nice bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with light pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12oz can pours clear copper with tall tan head of foam. The aroma offers up resiny hops, pine hops and thin hints of thick sweet maltiness off in the background. The taste begins with a hit of booze and resiny bitter pine hops before it moves into more hop flavor and still firm hop bitterness with grapefruit and lemon peel notes. Behind all of the hops is a bit of sweet malts that create nice base for this big somewhat boozy resiny bitter beer. All in all this is pretty darn good for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (6347) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
355ml can near 50F. Lgiht gold pour, huge head that is annoyingly easily-formed. The aroma is mostly cascade hops, pine, resin, and a huge amount of taosted malt scent. The flavor bring some hops, medium to low bitterness, some \ fruit and pine, I would say msotly cascades, very classic flavor. This honestly isnít that bad. It just has a totally different delivery it is still dry yet malty, nice bitterness, butlacks a tropical fruit punch and aroma , just an old-school dipa. Was expecting much worse.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle, Vegas, somewhere on the strip. Malt forward IPA, breadcrusts and caramel share the stage with piney hops. Moderate bitterness. I liked it. Fuck you,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Can:   Amber, clear, slightly fiery, moderate off-white batter like head, fairly nice lacing.   Seems like a fairly strong rich biscuity and caramel nose.   Moreso on the caramel side.   Sweet pithy flavor, citrusy, moderate malt base, not too bitter or hoppy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Seems like a weak malty IPA if you ask me.   Not much about this says Imperial IPA, not big in malts nor hops.   It certainly isnít all that bitter either.   Its not bad, its just overall light.



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