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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   IBU: 122   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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Imperial India Pale Ale


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13609) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Aroma is fruity and citrus. Med body. Flavor is fruity and suddenly that citrus that is almost like pine. Lots and lots of hop. It’s a bit sweet, but there’s enough hop to solve that. Extremely tasty.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2016
On Tap at Growler Guys Meridian. Clear golden thin but sturdy and lasting off white had and lacing. Big up front piney hop aroma. Big time hop vehicle but a full malt body to carry it. Lingering IBU burn and the 11+% will get to you. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (490) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Sharp and green floral hop aromas mixed with a sweet malt come from this clear pale orangy brew. Sweet hop flavor and moderate carb come from this full bodied beer. The hop flavor turns to bitterness and lingers followed by the warming of 11.1%. Well balanced great taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1756) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: golden blond beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: really hoppy attack, fresh grassy hops. Caramel notes. Very intensive hops and resin finish. Taste: full body with caramel, pine and resin balanced with grassy notes and fresh hops. Good attenuation, alcohol finish. Astringent. Aftertaste: resin and pine with high bitterness. Quiet drinkable for the style. I appreciate it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
babymammoth (43) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2016
Brilliant US hops, the nose is full of pine forest and oily rich. Drinks so smoothly because of well used malt characters. Toasted bread and caramel works well with the abundant hops. Fantastic!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
1st May 2016
Light haze on this gold - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light, all things considered, it’s semi dry and has good fine carbonation. Smooth rich malts, nice creamy sweetness. Hops are orange, spicy orange and marmalade. Good does of pine. Mild hop spice and jammy tropical fruits. More spice and pine on the smooth semi dry finish. Lacks a bit of brightness of the very best but this is an incredibly drinkable DIPA and it hides the abv very well indeed. Certainly felt it when the whole bottle was gone!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
How have I never had this? Delicious. A little bit strong alcohol. Otherwise, nice hop aroma of citrus. But the grain starts to come through. Maybe just not really balanced well. Leaves a nice sticky hop finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (4300) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, guava, berry, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, passion fruit, guava, berry, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, honey, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, honey, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible big imperial IPA! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy/dank citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. This was extremely well attenuated and dry for the ABV on malt sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6034) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Big citrus hop nose malt base is light with notes of pale malt and white sugar. Dank citrus tropical notes. Golden orange pour creamy white head and lace. Flavors of bright citrus and tropical hops pale malt base white sugar soft vodka big chewy citrus resins. Dry danky finish. Hides the booze ok. Not bad at all.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gyllenbock (7166) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirLimpsalot (3476) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
@ Basunen 16-4-16: Stor trevlig doft av humle och stor ton av frukt som apelsin och ananas. Mycket trevlig. Riktig gott.


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