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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 This is a pretty decent IIPA but my can at least is not terribly fresh or vibrant tasting. If that is just how this beer is or if itís old, I cannot tell because there is no date on it. Oh well. Rated as is for purposes of science! It pours an orange color so hazy aas to be verging on muddy. Itís head is thick and white and made of evenly sized small bubbles. The nose on this is, as youíd expect, quite hoppy with an emphasis on pine mostly and some earthy herbal notes underneath. It is somewhat sweet but not overly so and just a touch on the sticky side. This is a one and done kind of beer. It is just a bit too heavy to drink a lot of, which isnít really a terribly problem at over nine percent alcohol. Finish is caramelly sweet with a lingering earthy bitterness. This isnít bad but thereís really just so many good IIPAs that I donít see myself every buying this again unless maybe I see it on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
12oz bottle brought over by JoetheYounger, thanks Joe. Rating #14. Appearance is dark brown with a little orange around the edges, pretty dark for a double IPA. Big citrus aroma, grapefruit mainly, but there is a little orange sweetness as well. Light sweetness, mild hops and more grapefruit, but pretty nicely balanced, not too shabby. (1203)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2878) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (2694) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2623) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
15 June 2012. Can. Gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet orange juice, barley winish, Carmelized syrup. Med body and slightly fizzy. Faintly yeasty, lots of sweet sugar, faint bitter finish. Great all around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle from pikapp327. The label ABV was 8.2, but there was a sticker covering every bottle with "ABV 9.3%". Brownish orange pour with a white head. Aroma is brown sugar and earth. Taste is brown sugar, heavy pine hops, caramel, and dirt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2582) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
It poured a hazy copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of moderate earthy hoppiness and sweet maltiness. The taste was similar with soft carbonation and a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2494) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Large tan head with good retention, fair lacing. Murky orange color. Nose is malt forward, grainy and a little doughy. Body is med/full, sorta chewy and a bit oily. Piney/citrusy hop flavors with some middlin crystal malt notes, lil ice tea and leafy notes as well. Lightly sweet finish, grainy ,lasting. Can from my buddy Roberrrrrrrrt, via Paul. Thanks guys!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - 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.


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