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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 122   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Imperial India Pale Ale


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8900) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours amber with a nice beige head and a very light floral aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that quickly goes from sweet to very bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8699) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a slightly hazy orange/dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big earthy, herbal hops, moderate plus bitterness, caramel, toasted malts, good drinkability for 11.1%, I am always impressed by the Knee Deep hoppy beers.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Big summer fruit and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness.Caramel and earth lingers with grapefruit, summer fruit, and pine. Seems a bit muddled.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a crystal clear deep gold body that has copper hues and supports a weak light tan head. The aroma offers up big resiny sticky smelling notes filled in by plenty of hop sweet citrusy and pine aromas and booze. The hops are largely pine like and bitter citrus trudging along in a pond of thick sticky maltiness. The taste is smooth and slick and sweet and resiny and syrupy sticky resiny hoppy stickiness, wow! There’s big bold pine and tangelo and pineapple and alcohol. Goodness. This is a sipper. It starts with modest citrus hop flavor and thick malts and then runs directly into booze, citrus hop and pine hop resiny bitterness and then sticky sweet malts. Git all messed up drinkin’ a 22 of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
65 cl bottle @ tiong. Bottled(?) 09.02.?
Aroma has strong citras notes with caramel and citrus. Also some sweet malty tones and caramel.Flavour has very strong boozy tones, fruits, caramel and hoppy tones, Burning alcohol too. Not sure what to think of this, but booze comes through too much anyway. Also too much glue here at the second glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7872) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Woof! .. Had at the weekly Wednesday bark about dogs tasting . . Rich Amber .. Lots of resin! Sap and boozy! .. . A nice beer, throw subtly out the window, this is great .. . . Hops wearing underwear!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of orange sweetness, rich herbal notes, floral hops and citrus. Rich flavour of herbal hoppiness, floral notes, orange sweetness, grass, rich citrusy notes and some sweetness. Full bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Alcohol warms nicely. Really pleasant lingering bitter, sweet, juicy fruity finish. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7479) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2014
22. Thanks c! Awesome treat. Pours a crystal clear pale amber with a sudsy white head. Big sweet grapefruit and oranges nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Darkly toasted caramel with dry bitter acetic pithy grapefruit and oranges on the mid palate. Long very dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2016
Bottle bought at City Beer in March 2016. A bit hazy golden with a white head. A lot of fresh hops in the aroma and taste. Pineapple, orange, hints of malt and caramel. Nicely bitter and balanced. A really tasty one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Big hop bomb, big grapefruit & citrusy hops, caramel malt backbone. Big bitterness, quite boozy but solid flavor


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