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RATINGS: 183   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
I was surprised to see this beer for sale in Texas. The beer pours a orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma is a strong mix of orange and caramel malts. This smells a lot like a hoppy barleywine. The flavor is very similar with some spices in addition to the caramel oranges. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not sure when this beer was brewed but it appears to have faded into barleywine territory. Still, it was not a bad drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Caramel aroma sugary sweet w notes of citrus and floral hops. Very sweet aroma. Pours amber nice clarity good head lasting lace. Flavors of caramel iced tea moderate to low citrus and floral hops. Sweet finish. Light lingering citrus. Not my favorite too sweet for my taste but not flawed and well put together.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5536) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Mora2000) clearish amber with off-white bubbles. Nose of sweet bread, maple, grass, and honey. Taste of grass, lightly bitter grapefruit, with an oily body and lightly bitter palate finish.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Bottle shared by Vtafro. Crazy looking label. Pours a hazy orange body with a thin white head. Wow what the hell happened, this beer is shot dunno if its an off bottle or what but dam, freaking drain pour. Soap y hop character, paper and moth notes. Some light pine citrus and caramel malts but ugh the clear oxidation or infection is overwhelming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5447) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 12 oz can. Pours a medium golden with nice bubble action, a sticky show white head and thick rings of lacing. Strong resiny fresh spruce aroma, touch of spearmint. Flavor has plenty of sticky hop citrusy bitterness, a touch of maple syrup sweetness, a hint of spearmint. Mouthfeel has a nice stickiness to it. Fades just a bit in the finish, but overall pretty solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by dudeabide. Pours a hazy golden brown color with a medium off white head. The aroma is tingly, almost tart citrus, sweet caramel malts with light herbal notes. Not very hoppy for a DIPA. The flavor is interesting, but not like an Imperial IPA. Tart citrus, grass, herbal, moderately sweet malts with a dry finish. Doesn’t seem to have the big malts and hops for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a hazy burnt-orange with sticky white lacing. Smells hoppy and somewhat funky. Tastes like it smells, but better. Mouthfeel is good, but somewhat bretty. Good, but an atraditional DIPA.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Geez, what a mess. Bright yellow. Smells nicely hoppy. Taste is really just a big boozy mess. Overly sweet mixed with harsh bitterness and a lot of alcohol. Ugh.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bomber, thanks to my brother. The body is a medium copper hue with a light khaki head. The nose has some earthy sweat and a bit of pine. Then there is also some grapefruit. The taste is mineral and herbal with grapefruit on the back end. There is a strange slight tartness with some bread crust. This one is definitely off.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
12 oz bottle shared by vtafro for after Maxs party. Pours a hazy deep amber with a dull body and fading off beige head. Aroma is medium toffee and biscuit malts, light burnt hints, old stale cheesy hops, mineral and spice with herbs and tea. Flavor is more dull oxidized malts and hops, cheesy, papery, earth, leather, spice, grassy hops, pepper, paper stale malts, bitter and astringent in the end. Past its prime and messy. Blech.


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