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RATINGS: 192   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3226) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/amber with a huge lt tan head....good lacing and retention...only thing they got right. Aroma is sweet butterscotch. Flavor is uber piney butterscotch...what a mess. Mouthfeel is full and oily and the finish is bitter piney butterscotch. Horrendous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12 oz bottle
Because of the generosity of a fellow member I was able to try this beer from a new state. It wasnít very exceptional as far as imperial IPAs. On the other hand it does knock out Nevada which reduces the number of states even more. If this is the calling card for the state than I doubt I will be hurrying to try any more.

Aroma / Appearance - A shock white head was bright against the caramel opaque body. A light orange tint around the edges was the color of the rising sun. Rosy floral hops, caramel, honey, and chocolate raisin bread are generally tropical in nature. A bit heavy handed it is a little flawed but not majorly off kilter.

Flavor / Palate - Chewy pine nuts and chocolate muffins mixed evenly. Caramel notes in the background add a bit of depth but do not make it more interesting past the third sip. The mouthfeel is a little cloying and syruppy. Overall it is decent but slightly below average. All the elements are there for a good experience - it is just that they donít quite fit together seamlessly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3087) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind and sweet caramel flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (3044) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (2937) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz. can from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is toasted malt. Did I mention the aroma is toasted malt. Whereís the hops? This is a 2IPA, correct? Maybe I got a old can? The flavor isnít any better. The finish is fairly smooth and has a hint of pineapple. Medium body. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. The beer isnít bad, itís just not a 2IPA. NO HOPS!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - 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.


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