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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Hoppy, crisp, and citrusy, with an underlying malt character. Made by blending lots of malted barley, wheat, and a judicious quantity of Cascade hops. A "big" beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seatlle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, pine, grass, malt and has a long bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Clear golden amber with a white head and lacing. Aroma of biscuit dough, herbal tea, citrus and alcohol. Flavor is doughy malts with a medium hop bitterness and alcohol warming. Medium body with a thin mouth feel. This is an alright beer, kind of boring though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Half pint at the brewery. Pours a cloudy light orange with a good head. The aroma is citrusy with notes of pineapples and grapefruit. Not incredibly aromatic for the style, but I can tell there are some hops going on. The flavor is far more robust. Itís resinous with pine, cough drops, lemon and a lingering, drying bitterness. The body is full, on the heavy side of things. Itís pretty good. It has the heaviness of an IIPA but not quite the hop onslaught, but remains enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Outside of the word Imperial on the bottle, not sure what makes this anything beyond a regular IPA from the PNW. The nose is notably disappointing as I expect a beautiful explosion of hop aromatics from DIPA, this shows hints of pine and little else. Pleasant, fresh mouthfeel and a dry finish, but nothing standing out as Imperial or Double.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
takelondon (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a tulip. Pours a cloudy gold color... no expiration date on the bottle so Iím not sure if this was a bit old. Aroma of hops and malt, maybe a little citrus. Taste was medium bitter, not too flavorful. Thin mouthfeel with a light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8135) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. This beer pours a clear pale orange-gold color with a medium thin off-white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of hops, grapefruit and sweet malt. The finish is hoppy with a short citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and citrusy. Smooth fruity, grapefruity and pineneedle hoppy. Ends bitter and bone dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves only specks of lace on the glass. A mild earthy hop aroma with traces of citrus. Taste is a light malty sweetness finishing with a blast of lingering earthy and citrus notes. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation. This is a decent quality beer, but something in it just didnít sit right with me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Gold pour, white head. Dank, piney aroma, leafy. Biscuit and toast malt body, pine, resin, earth. Dry and not too sweet. Nice choice for a six pack.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours a solid dark yellowish golden color with ample foamy white head. Aroma is mostly hops oil, grapefruit, caramel and pine. The taste begins with a shot of resinous earthy hops, candied citrus and dried tropical fruit followed by a bit of brown sugar, toasted malt, alcohol and hops bitterness. The mouthfeel is full-bodied with adequate carbonation while the finish is more resiny hops and malt sweetness with a slight alcohol kick. Overall, a quality DIPA with lots of aggressive hops, sweet ctirus and caramel malt flavors to chew on.


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