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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (548) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Mouthfeel is a bit oily, pours a clear orange hue, aroma is decent. Not bad, but it's the 9% that saves it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (213) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Beautiful golden brown color, aroma of caramel and citrus, taste of citrus, lots of caramel, somewhat sticky mouth-feel with a medium aftertaste. Alcohol is very balanced and well hidden. Very interesting beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (419) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Medium-dark golden color. Aroma is of sweet malt and booze, with a little hops. Taste is citrus hops to start, then sweet caramel-like malt, with just a hint of booze. Has a medium body that is light for an IIPA, but Iím not complaining! The bitterness lingers lightly for a decent while. A really good IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
This is a beer snobs beer. Great overwhelming taste of hops and aroma as well. Sweet fruit make this one great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Leinenkugelís 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 Leinenkugelís Big Eddy Imperial IPA 2013 finishes mostly dry, rich, and sip-able. Overall, this is delightful and so well made. RJT

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (333) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmill527 (63) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (414) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2013
bottle. For an imperial IPA, this was one of the more underwhelming Iíve had. Just didnít have a distinct or even unique taste.

3.4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (316) - 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.

3.2
   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, í12 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 doesnít 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.


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