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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This full bodied Imperial IPA is brewed with massive amounts of premium varieties of hops such as Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe and Crystal and paired with a rich blend of luscious Munich, caramel and 2-row pale malts. The result is a perfect balance of luxuriant malt and heady, exhilarating hop flavor. After primary fermentation is finished, we dry hop our Imperial IPA with copious quantities of the above mentioned hops. It is then cold conditioned for a few weeks. The result is an outstanding and unforgettable hop aroma. Starting with an original gravity of 20 Plato and finishing at 8.0% alcohol by volume, this Imperial India Pale is a hop tour de force!


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Can the nose be both sweet and bitter? Intriguing, I’ll say...let me proceed. The taste was quite refreshing and the bitterness left me realizing that Imperial IPA’s are where I want to take my palate. Spectacular!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Unclear orange favet IPA with lots are segments in the glass. Fine white foam providing lace on the glass. Something bitter but good grapefruit hoppy flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma is lots of caramel, some citrus. Taste is confusing? Lots and lots of malts, mild bitterness, some alcohol. To me, this is more between a Scottish ale and Barley-wine than a DIPA. Disappointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (512) - - MAR 10, 2014
amber color; caramel malt aroma; flavor is mostly malt with caramel notes; some hop bitterness, but not what I would expect from an imperial IPA; more of an English style IPA, with malt being the prominent flavor; a very good beer, but more like a barleywine that an IPA

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmill527 (80) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Strong alcohol taste and it’s only 8%. I’ve had a lot of Imperial IPA’s and love em, but this one doesn’t do it for me. A sub par DIPA that I will not get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (280) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 4, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Bottle: Hazy, yeast lees, orange copper, thick head and good lace. Huge hop lift. Orange rind. Slightly roasted caramel malt. Reese chocolate and peanut butter. Almost like east coast DIPA. Clean. Rich. Dry, not sour but very bitter. Rich, dense long palate. Bitterness is even to excessive for the the rich malt palate. Other than that issue its very nice. Fruit. Mix of yeast, malt and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alkolas510 (699) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
Bärnstensfärgad med mellanstort ljust skum! Massor med humle i doften och lite malt! Tropisk och lite krispig i smaken med en del malt! Bra öl!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, biscuits, some herbal hops, fruitiness and pine. Flavor is sweet and somewhat bitter with some floral hops, mint and citrus.Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and orange. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a small, dense, off-white head over a quite clear, golden body. Mint-ish and resiny aroma with some maltyness. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming on the palate, semi-sweet. Sweet maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor. Mint, herbs, grass notes and some pineapple. Lasting bitter finish. A decent one, far from impressive. 131231

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
From Voldby, Dk. Bottled, 011113. Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit and malt. Flavor with caramel and fruit.


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