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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bright golden orange color, big citrus hop nose, immediate hop bitter upfront that leads to a nice malt balance and finishes long and dry, made with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo hops backed by Munich Caramel and Pale Ale malts.
2007 vintage: 9.6% abv (draught only)
2012 vintage: 8.9% and 8.2% abv


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Romans. Clear copper with a lacy beige crown. Aroma of pine, citrus, resinous hops, malt and some garlic. Taste of orange, citrus, caramel and is a touch too boozy. Bitterness is on the high end and it’s a bit rough around the edges.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Deep orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma is resin, deep pine and grapefruit. Flavor is almost perfectly balanced between hop bitterness and malt. Caramely but bitter. Sweet but citrus. This beer is great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2658) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle - Pours clear rosy amber with a big foamy light tan head. Huge sticky citrus nose, with some pine sap, onion, a touch of sharp booze, and a big bready malt body with a touch of sweetness. Taste is actually pretty smooth and drinkable, while still being bold and sticky. Big dank hops, with onion and garlic, big sweet bread, slick and sticky. Citrus rind and boozy warmth on the finish. Toffee peeking through, along with some pine. Big slick full body with nice carbonation. If macros can pump out beer like this, then...well...I’ll still buy the little guy. But this was still pretty impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Pours clear amber with a quick tight off white head that dissipates to a spotty film and collar. Aroma is off the hook with resinous piny fruity hops and just the right amount of caramel malt in the end. Taste is more bitter resinous piny hops and malt. Palate is full silky slick and sticky awesomeness with a dry finish. Wow this is a top notch Imperial IPA!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milljs (2) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2012 does not count
Appearance – Brilliantly clear, apricot orange to amber with tight off white foam crown that quickly dissipates. Very little to no carbonation visible in the snifter. Aroma – Spicy, hoppy, and complex. Hop notes of floral, pine, and citrus. Fresh green wildflowers, pinecones, and tangerine. Taste –Big complex hops from the aroma come thru on the taste, with more fruit. Resinous, tropical, mango, pineapple….MMMM I love citra hops. But also pine and maybe some hibiscus. Extremely complex hop taste. A floral freshness. But definitely a subtle but present malt sweetness. Honey toast. Also subtle citrus fruit, like a candied orange peel. Mouthfeel – Medium to full bodied. Creamy and complex Finish – creamy, bitter, and sweet all at once. Complex but not overwhelming. Delicious and a FANTASTIC Imperial IPA

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lagermeister (13) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2012
For a macro beer, very, very good. Out of a bottle, poured a beautiful burnt amber. Firm creamy head. Nice hoppy bitter mouth. A little pricey for a four-pack (around $11 bucks) but worth it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NearABeer (8) - COKATO, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
I have to say i was impressed. Very smooth not to complex. Like all Imperial stout very strong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drawz (10) - Keene, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Sweet beer with complex hops taste. Hops are of several types giving a slight complex aroma as well. Could use a little more malting to balance out sweetness, but again was a very good beer from this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2008
Limited handbottle sent from Murrayswine, quickly and fresh. One of the smoothest DIPAs I have tried. Just great bitterness, and tasted and looked as if off the tap. Creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation was purrfect. C-hop aroma. Orange and grapefruit. I could have drank this all night.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Notes from 4/27/07, on tap @ the Echo Tap. Clear copper orange with a one finger creamy off-white head, pretty good retention, although after a few minutes it did fade to a thick film. Aroma of pineapple, tangerine, and pine--full of juicy fruitiness! Also some sweet caramel/cotton candy is present. Smells pretty bitter. The hops shine here. Flavor is more herbal and piny hops (almost perfumey), with some alcohol. Biscuity malts and sweet light caramel try to balance things out. Semi dry lingering bitter finish that peaks around a 7-8 Burps perfumey pine needles. Low to moderate carbonation, creamy yet slightly prickly. Medium to full body with decent lacing. Leinie’s can make a good beer if they want to!


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