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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
The beer you are holding is very special, very limited and very delicious. This is the Imperial version of our Green Elephant Organic IPA. This beer is all about hops, hops, and more hops. Cascade, Ahtanum and Amarillo hops added in the kettle, hop back, and fermenter give this beer its kick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2014
On tap. A: Amber color with a light creme colored head. N: Crystalized sugar, pineapple, pine, orange in syrup, sweet biscuit, mango. Green sapling and earth. T: Excellent sweetness and bitterness. A lot of citrus. M: Sticky, heavy body, moderate alcohol burn. O: A big, successful beer. Although it’s not the most flavorful, or mindblowing IIPA, it goes well with spring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7583) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bomber. Pours a bright ruby/copper color with a medium white head. A rich nose of sugars, sweet malts, floral hops, crisp oranges. The flavor is big rich hops, sugary sweet caramel, toffee, tropical fruit, almost no bitterness. In terms of flavor, pushing toward a IIIPA. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1741) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2014
Draft pour. Strong, bitter citrus aroma and taste. A bit of a sweet, flat finish. This one wasn’t too memorable to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2014
Draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Pungent hop nose with a bit of sewer. Hazy copper color. Thick sourish caramel / mid goes a little sweet with rotten dates and then flattens out / finish is malty. Medium body. Nice enough. The rotten date note kind of unsettles everything. Doesn’t really come together so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lickmygooch69 (11) - - JAN 2, 2014
Mediocre beer for mediocre man (which I am not). Will not be drinking again. I have better things to do with my time. Like trying to lick my own gooch. So far, I have been unsuccessful. I think I need rehab.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1509) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Past notes. On tap. Colour...cloudy gold with a massively thick white head. Nose...teaming with sugared grapefruit, dried pineapple and hop resin. Palate...thick, chewy and delectable with massive hops and a great balance between the grapefruity and piney hops. Tropical fruits abound and sweetness is present without being cloying. The bittering continues through the finish which is long and memorable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from De Laurenti, Pike Market, Seattle
Hazy golden color, with medium sized head. The aroma is a bit cornish, sweet, then maybe fruity. Good body, round but lean, smooth, not sticky, no crystal malt feeling; it also has a good toffee flavor, very strong bitterness, piney resins, light fruits, and some cereals.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Great nose, great IPA taste, and great finish! My second favorite at the 2012 Concordia Alehouse Imperial IPA blind tasting contest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
650 mL bottle to taster Hops, alcohol, papaya, and cigarette smoke. Smokey amber with a thin white head. Sweet and intensely hoppy, peppery and very long lasting. Full bodied, slick and oily with the expected alcohol burn at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle - Very complex nose, sweet malts, alcohol, hops and some more floral hops. I also smell some brine and vinegar. Slightly cloudy light orange with a thin head. Amazing mouthfeel, huge body and very nice on the tongue. A very well rounded mellow taste, earthy hop forward with some mild resin and orange peel. Light caramel notes and not much bitterness with a nice long finish.

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