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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6850) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6679) - 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,

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
12 oz. can, pours a murky orange / brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and some unpleasant cloying maple syrup - uh-oh. Flavour is quite musty, with herbal hops, some syrup notes, caramel / toffee, finishing on a hoppy sweet note. The warmer it gets, the more herbal and nastily sweet this becomes. Quite repulsive, really.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6265) - 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 isn’t all that bitter either.   Its not bad, its just overall light.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz can, hazy orange-yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of butter, cardboard, hints of slight grass, orange, marmalade, caramel. Taste is a mix of cardboard, grass, orange, caramel, hints of a mix of butter, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6136) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bomber. Orange pour with a white head. Caramel malt and hop, but cardboard elements too. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6114) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
12-oz can. Pours a hazy medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that takes off as soon as it touches the moustache. Very mild apricot nose mixed with caramel. Creamy medium body with modest carb. Caramel and apricot mid palate, along with a bit of nitrogenous funk. Not a welcome addition. Mild finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Can. Pours hazy gold with an off white head. Herbal and floral hops, lighter fruity notes, and a lightly sweet malty base. Just a touch of harsh bitterness in the finish. Nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to mora2000, golden brown color with butterscotch and fruit aroma, butterscotch, bitter grapefruit and caramel flavors

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (6001) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
10/19/13. 12oz can thanks to PorterPounder! Clear golden pour with a small khaki head. Bland, creamy aroma, some resin and dishrag, maltiness. Plain malty flavor, dishrag, resin, caramel. Meh.


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