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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2007
on tap-pours an off white head and gold color. Aroma is nice, sweet citrus/grapefruit hops. Taste is nice, sweet citrus/grapefruit-bitter hops, plenty of medium malt backbone. Solid medium body. OK carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/04/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque orange, whispy white head, a touch of lace, strong sweet grapefruit aroma fills the air before the glass even hits the table, medium body, piney sweetness that grows nicely as it warms, a bit of alcoholic heat shows un in the finish but is hidden by a long bitter finish that accumulates until you need to scrape it off your tongue
-------- /> Date: 01/20/2007
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Score: 3.6 to 3.7

clear dark amber, dense beige head, lots of lace, a bit more balanced than last year with both the sweetness and bitterness reeled in to a compramise of rich caramel and good hop flavor and a long easy bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 01/27/2007
Mode: atl cask fest

sweet pine and citrus aroma, sweet flavor takes the initial lead but the bitterness kicks in for a long finish,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a slightly hazed copper with an excellent head. Pine blends with peach in the aroma. The flavor brings the caramel malt to the front and the hops meld with the malt sweetness to create a touch of citrus fruit and conifer candy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
On draught at Max Lagers on P-tree. Poured a nice amber-orange colour, with noticeable haze. Virtually no crown whatsoever with wispy lacing. Aroma is very floral and citrus, but not as hoppy as I would have expected for an Imperial IPA. Nice drinkable nature to it, with a delicate hop character. Extremely nice balance of malts to hop. Palate starts out thin and remains thin throughout, but with the bitterness increasing through the smooth hoppy finish. Definitely would not have been able to guess that it was 11% ABV. More of a regular run-of-the-mill IPA than Imperial IPA. Very nice beer Id drink again, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2006
Pours a hazy copper orange with a thin, wispy off-white head. Big fresh citrus hoppy aroma has a nice, sweet caramel malty balance. Body starts lightly syrupy sweet turning slightly harsher and more bitter toward a very warming finish. A little too bitter and alcoholic and doesnt have enough malt balance. Perhaps over-attenuated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2006
Draft @ the Mall of GA location. Nice appreance, but no noticable hop nose. This beer was very green and very watered-down. Like a weak IPA as opposed to an imp. IPA. Definitely did not notice the 11% alcohol. A weak example of the style IMHO.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
Nice deal at $5.50 for a full pint. Draft @ the downtwon location. Hazy dark orange-amber color. Minimal off-white head and clear oily legs. Hoppy aroma of both grapefruit juice and the grapefruit pith. Sweet caramel is underneath. Alcohol is very well hidden in the aroma. Piney hop notes appear as the beer warms up. The flavor was citrusy from the start with the malt almost hidden underneath. Hop bitterness ramps up starting from the middle of the flavor and it keeps growing through the very long dry bitter finish. Some warmth but for 11% the alcohol is very well hidden. The beer just gets to a medium body. The beer produces nice fresh hop cone burps. Mmmm..hop cone burp.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
platzap (5) - Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2005 does not count
This is a stellar high gravity IPA. Great full malt character shines through fresh hop explosion. Heavily dryhopped, floral , citrusy, and gives you that warming feeling of....uh....alcohol. Be careful. this is a great example of probably my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2005
On tap at the downtown Atlanta location. Pours a light orange, with a pleasant, sticky white head with thick lacing. Fresh, but not overly prominent floral aroma with a hint of mint. Flavor is not overdone, light citrusy hoppiness, some mint in there and a bit of nectarines. Some malty nuttiness adds a bit of balance. Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick. Pretty decent.


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