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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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
Sarpa (952) - FINLAND - JUL 14, 2012
tap@baileys taproom. hazy golden with a small white head. resin aroma. sticky mouthfeel. lots of hops in the flavor, some caramel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bomber. Pours a light golden orange color with a small layer of off-white foam. The aroma is mostly hops oil, pine and orange rind. The taste starts off with an aggressively bitter resiny hops flavor that leads to some lemon, grapefruit and pineapple notes. Also a slight alcohol burn toward the end. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and more sharp, floral bitterness in the finish. Definitely delivers in the hops department but could use a little bit more of a malt presence for balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Not sure about double or imperial here. Clear copper color. Floral hop nose. Malts are a bit unbalanced on the mid palate as this shows very sweet. Refreshing hops on the finish, but lacking a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bomber. Crisp citrus and pine well balanced with caramel malt sweetness. A dry bitter and sweet finish that is a bit weak. Overall a solid brew but nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Nose of citrua floral hops grass pine light caramel and pale malt sweetness. Orange amber pour nice head and lace. Flavors of caranel biacuit citrus grass and pine. Nice amarillo in there. Decent bitterness good flavor good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laisx013 (12) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pleasant appearance on draft. Hoppy, grassy aroma. Heavy hopped flavor with grassy and citrus notes. Needed a little more malt to bring the hop flavor a bit. Crisp mouth feel with hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
Bottle:   Deep golden hued amber, large frothy white head, sticky lacing, very light carbonation.   Soft floral and resiny nose.   Oh wow, very, make that extremely smooth on the tongue.   This is like silk.   This is not a bruiser of an IIPA, hop sided nor a malt bomb.   I would go so far as to say its maybe a 1 & 3/4 IPA, but what a wonderful 1 & 3/4 IPA it is.   It comes across as hoppy, flavorful, yet not bitter.   It has a slight citrus peel, pith, and floral background.   This is just too easy to drink, and super clean.   I just wished the nose translated this, but alas the palate and taste is where this is at.   Just so damn smooth... and super clean, yet flavorful.   And at 9% ABV, its so drinkable its crazy.   This is an outstanding 1 & 3/4 IPA.   If you get the opportunity, do it.   Oh, and nothing about this to me seems organic.   None of that typical husky/grainy malt background.   So well made... damn... this is craftmanship.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Sample at Tasting Panel #1. 750ml bottle. Poured a clear golden orange with off white head. Aroma was wonderfully enticing with big grassy, citrus laced hops backed by well worked caramel malt. If only it tastes as good. No worries. The flavour is massively delicious. What starts as a very citrus hop note spans into a mid palette hemp note and then the slightly sweet caramel malt rides in to back things up...only to fade away and the crisp hops return to linger exceedingly well in the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden. Truly fantastic...made me wish I had easy access to a lot more of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 1L swingtop bottle, pours golden orange with a small white head. Beautiful aroma of tropical fruits, orange, and citrus hops coming through underneath. Flavour of wonderfully potent fruits, with the hop blast to follow and linger, balanced well with caramel malt backing. Absolutely wonderful Imperial IPA. 9 4 9 4 18

Second time I had this was from a 22 oz. bottle, with a bigger production, and was no where near as good as the first time. Not much of the fruitiness comes through, but is instead dominated by floral and herbal hops, some citrus and backed by biscuity malts. Still solid, but no where near the original bottling. 7 4 8 4 16

Third time I had this was on tap and it was a nastily cloyingly sweet bomb. Almost undrinkable. Very poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Gold pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt and a citrus/resiny. Sweet caramel malt, bread, with a light resiny bitter finish. Medium bodied but just a tad watery. Very nice.

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