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RATINGS: 286   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1257) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Imperial IPA 2013 has a very thick, yellowish-colored head, a semi-hazy, deep copper appearance, bubble streams, and some lacing left on the glass. Aroma is of rather intense and full barley malt and especially hop resins. Taste is of that, with caramel, sugar, hop resin, and some bitterness, but one would not guess at an 80 IBU. Mouthfeel is mostly heavy, and Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Imperial IPA 2013 finishes mostly dry, rich, and sip-able. Overall, this is delightful and so well made. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (376) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
The aroma is hops - Citrus then a sweetness, caramel. Pours a brown/copper/orange, cloudy with an off white head mostly diminishing, excellent lacing. The taste is medium/light bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy - just a touch thin, the carbonation lively and the finish a long bitter. A very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmill527 (75) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2014
An excellent IIPA. Very nice citrus aroma with a sweet hoppy taste. The sugary honey taste makes this beer stand out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (434) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
bottle. For an imperial IPA, this was one of the more underwhelming I’ve had. Just didn’t have a distinct or even unique taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
oconnors111 (3) - - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
Excellent stout, very rich. The color is smashing, the head is like caramel. First sip was boozy but not the second.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (489) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Amber colored. Has a light citrus and honey aroma. The hops are light, with a hint of honey sweetness, and the finish is dry. A complex and enjoyable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 29, ’12 Poured from their 12oz bottle into a Leinenkugal tulip. A: Sticky. piney and resinous. deeply hoppy aroma backed by a decent amount of sweet, cara malts. A: Poured a clear, orange-amber with 2 fingers of golden yellow foam, very nice lacing left on the glass. T: Dark tropical fruit intensity - grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple. Biscuit caramel malt is a little sweet but blends superbly with the hops. Finishes with a pine and grapefruit bitterness that doesn’t last long. P: Medium to heavy medium body for an IPA. Coats the mouth with fruit rind sweetness and some piney bitternes. O: While not a higher peak on the IPA mountain, this beer most assuredly is a base camp in preparation for a summit attempt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2152) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 14, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 07814-B21011337. 2013 vintage. The pour is a medium amber with a quick lasting off-white head. The aroma has a barleywine feel to it with a potent, boozy caramel maltiness but the hops are more in the background behind the malts. The body was full. The flavor has a caramel malty and sweet character. Moderate dry bitterness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with some orange hues and a spare diminishing fizzy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, quite fruity and somewhat sweet, along with resiny hops, grain, toast and alcohol. Flavour is hoppy yes, but also sugary sweet, with brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol, bready notes, fruit and a long bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good but for a DIPA it’s a bit too sweet, and not hoppy enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2013 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear amber color with a small light tan head. Light lacing and carbonation. Aroma is mostly toasted malt and light floral hops. Flavor is sweetened toasted malt, esters, and light floral hops. Finish is kinda sweet with a small amount of bitterness. Medium to full body. To be honest, I’m kinda disappointed with this beer. I guess a fresher bottle would be better

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