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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 124   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Imperial India Pale Ale


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4359) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On draft. Clear golden orange pour, with a white head. Lots of fresh juicy hops, grapefruit, pineapple, some mango, pine resin, sweet, notes of caramel, and a bit boozy. A little too sweet, not really bitter (a good thing), and nice hoppiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeneugs (3244) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at Beer Rev. It pours a semi clear light gold with a tall white head. The aroma is on point with intense citrus, sharp pine and spicy hops. A little mango. The flavor is super spicy hops with more fresh citrus and very mild honey. The finish is bitter and spicy. Strong alcohol, but the freshness and intensity of the hop character matches it well. I donít usually go for these massive IIPAís anymore, but this one was tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle, May 6, 2014. Pours clear orange amber, small off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving some lacing. Aroma is very caramel, pine. Flavor is medium sweet and strong bitter, pine, caramel, some residual citrus, dank leaves. Biting harsh bitter finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Bummer on this one; a month in the cooler did not treat it well. First miss from Knee Deep for me so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2014
8oz pourv at Big Sur Taphouse. Good aroma sweet. Orange. Grapefruit. Little cedar. Lightly hazed golden orange color. Ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body. Creamy oily mouthfeel. Bitter sweet with a harsh bite on the finish. Pretty good. Just boozy. Otherwise good iipa. Aroma best part. Flavor and finish kind of suffer from high ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. A golden color with a white head. A huge spicy aroma with cloves, grapefruit, orange and loads of hops. A shock on the palate with a long dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2543) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is super hoppy and bitter, awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
"Simtra may have some conpetition as KDís best beer, and that is saying something. Big. pungent aroma of hop oils...citrus and tropical fruit and a whole lot of cat peed on my christmas tree. not quite the enamel eater in the mouth as the nose would have you believe, but almost. fantastic hop headís delight."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1887) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle via trade. Aroma is piney and a lot of citrus. Overall ok but has a touch of boost.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1885) - USA - JUN 21, 2014
Reddish orange in color with foamy white head... Aroma of sticky caramel malts, citrus and spicy hops... Flavor of spicy hops, creamy mouthfeel, caramel malts... Lots of spicy hops on palate... Can tell the Amarillo is big in this... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Pours a clear deep bronze with a thin film of white.

Aroma: Obnoxious levels of dank. Tangerine, orange, grapefruit, sweet blonde sugary malt. A little alcohol.

Taste: Grapefruit and piny bitterness. Orange pith. Relatively dry malt profile. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied mostest carbonation.

Overall: This was similar but different to Simtra. Not as dry or bitter as Simtra for sure. A wonderful hoppy sipper.


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