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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2012
bottle. dark amber with small head. boozy. hops overwhelmed by fruit with raisin and caramel malt. this is just a flat out mess.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4833) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is cloudy, dark golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is hops, fruits, bitterness, and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4755) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Courtesy of a trade with Doran in Missouri. Pours a deep copper color with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is hop forward with a bit of fruit. Citrus finish. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4572) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is of tropical fruits, caramel, citrus and grass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4342) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Can. Pours a clear copper color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is a little more resiny than I usually find with the IPA family, but pleasant nonetheless; just a hint at some caramel in the end. Taste is quite bitter, but still very drinkable and light. Hides the 9.3% quite well, methinks.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4302) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a very murky ruddy brown with some sediment present. Foamy head that took a bit of coaxing to get a rise. Aroma is very sappy, sticky hops. Lots of resiny notes on this one. Flavor is woody and aged, with bitter hops that leave a dry aftertaste. Lots of exciting flavors with an aftertaste that lingers forever.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Brown pour with some muddy extras at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is malt and light tropical citrus. Palate is on the flat side. Malty brown sugar and molasses in an ashy taste. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4204) - South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 oz can Slightly hazy pale amber body with a decent head and some sticky lacing. Quite hoppy, in line with the DIPA style. Fruity and piney/resiny qualities.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper color. The beer smells of crystal malt and then some supporting hop character. Sweet tea notes, caramelized grain, touches of grapefruit, and some pine like notes.

The beer has a solid bitterness, with a lingering pine and menthol astringency, with an up front grapefruit zest character. The finish also has a toasted whole grain cracker note, some lingering sweet tea leaning crystal malt notes, as well as a caramelized note that adds a bit too much here. The body is a bit on the chewy side for an IPA.

Not really my type of IPA, a bit too malt focused, and the hop character could be a lot more floral and characterful. Wow, I was quite surprised that this was an Imperial IPA, really makes me like it even less.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4129) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2013
Pours hazy dark orange. A very grapefruity aroma, almost overpowering and not fresh. The flavor is dominated by the hops, perhaps too much. There is a distinct bitterness that tapers off toward the end leaving a pleasant, mellow dryness on the back of the tongue. This is its most redeeming quality.


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