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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pkbites (695) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pour, aroma, head, flavor! It’s what I expect from an IPA. Not the best, but real good!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Joseph James Hop Box Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, citrus, pine, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, dusty hop finish, almost harsh bitter, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle at Franks house, big thanks to Jason Man Boy, 10/11/14. Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is caramel malt, earthy hop notes, pine, bitter citrics, grapefruit, light spice. Taste comprises caramel malt, boozey notes, sweet licks, candied orange peel, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light booze tunes. So so DIPA but no disaster.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Draft. Clear deep golden amber color, small white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet citrus, booze.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Comes off more like an East Coast IPA, than a west coast brew I expected more bitterness, you can definitely taste the malts on this brew. It looks more like a Pale ale than a IPA The aroma or is a little hop forward but not what I expect for a Imperial ale. Reminds me a lot of a local Imperial I PA I drink from Grittty's

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, fruit, citrus, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, malt, pine, grapefruit, hop, citrus, caramel. Full body. Bitter finish. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhatB420 (647) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Two 12oz cans into a giant tulip. Pours a marmalade orange, butterscotch tan. Head is large, frothy and full. Plenty of lacing, white and nice. Aroma of spiced orange, coriander, and melon, dried fruit also. Taste of orange, hoppy laced fruit, gracious vine picked hops, sweet candied pine resin, and bitter grapefruit. Finish is bitter and hoppy with a dry pine cone slap. Abv is not too obtrusive, holds nicely and rounds this one out. Not impeccable, but a solid imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can pour. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a patchy inconsistent head. Semi sweet citrus flavors with a hint of grassy hops too. Smooth transition to a decent bitter hop finish. Enjoyed this one. Pretty heavy beer. Good overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1853) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
can from some place, cant remember where right now. pours medium amber, off white head that leaves a generous lacing coat. Big pine and hop resin nose. taste features bitterness, toast, caramel, citrus, and more resin. big body but not full.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1173) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Hazy brew with a orange/amber colour. Hoppy deliciousness pine cone and citrus aroma with a nice pungent grassy hoppy backdrop and sports a slight pepperness. On the palate it is made in a drier hoppy style that showcases the hops, slight sweetness but that only adds a little bit of backbone to this brew. Has a sort of soft mid-palate but that doesn’t’ take away from thisdelicious brew!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timjbaer (24) - pahrump, Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Light head much like a golden pilsne r in color with some haze. Citris notes with a light cat urine notes . Massive hops bite that lingers with high resin notes.


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