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RATINGS: 273   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by Camons ]. ABV: 8.2%. Clear medium to dark orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dried fruit, riped fruit, pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long long duration, riped fruit, pine, orange, tangerine, hoppy, medium dry, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130706]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, rich hops, flowers, pine, malt and flowers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2013
(12oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, light florals, and toffee. Flavor of orange, caramel, pineapple, tangerine, some pine, and apricot. Sweet IPA!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head, crystal clear dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some biscuit. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Resinous medium-full body, some acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Big Eddy Imperial IPA
Date: March 18, 2007
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark amber, wispy head
Aroma: huge sweet fruity and piney aroma
Body: sticky sweet body
Flavor: lots of caramel sweetness along with the sweet pine, plenty of hop flavor along with the sweetness, light bitterness lasts through the finish without detracting from the sweetness

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Big Eddy Imperial IPA
Date: August 19, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear deep copper, fine beige head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet liquid hop aroma, crystal and caramel sweetness, touch of peppery pine, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet and bitter flavor, caramel and crystal sweetness, big balancing bitterness, peppery pine, hint of citrus, spicy, earthy, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10792) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hop, grapefruit, little citrus and tangerine. Flavour is malt, caramel, tangerine, hops, little citrus, little sweet, toasted and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10765) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear copper with a 2 finger beige head. Aroma is rich and fruity. Med + body. Flavor is lightly spicy with fruit and a caramel backdrop. Finishes hoppy, spicy bitter and maltier than the NW style. Halfway to barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle @ hotel room. Amber pour with a white head. Sweet caramel nose, pineapple, and grapefruit. A touch of onion, some herbal notes, and bread. Flavor is a little bit on the sweet side. Caramel, bread, and sweet fruit. Herbal, piney hops, bitter finish, and some onion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (10590) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 100613

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittesweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a very good beer.


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