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Dark and robust brewed in the style of a American strong ale, full bodied and screaming with hops.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 Bottle, 22 oz. fresh in NJ. Dark orange nad clear, with a tan lasting head, upping from 4 to 5. . Massive fresh citrus hop aroma that is totally awesome. Upping from 7 to 9. Flavor is massivly frsh in hops. Malt is subdued behind fresh hops. You would think that there would be more carmel maltiness here with the appearance, but it seams to be missing.

Draft, Tap NY. On the darker end of the spectrum.Assertively dry hopped with American hops. Sharp, piney and assertive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2004
Nose of candi sugar, sweet hops. Flavor - the hops just aren't right, maybe too much bitter and not enough floral? Deep mahogany with no head. Still a very solid brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 15, 2004
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Dark, clear copper color with a small, thin head. Caramel aroma. Sweet, big, hoppy bitter bite followed with a high alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 2, 2004
Pours hazy amber/mahogany color. Aroma is fruity--lots of citrus and some hoppiness too. Hoppy at first, middle is sweet with more fruitiness (sort of like a barleywine). Finish is bitter with alcohol burn. Very hoppy IIPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
on cask at david copperfield's. wow. a wonderful example of the style. it's a deep reddish brown with a simply lovely nose. it's sweet-ish, but certainly not overpowering. heavily hopped, but not unbalanced. gorgeous aftertaste. i approve, whole-heartedly.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2003
Dark amber-brown. Lightly tanned head. Rich woody aroma with caramel maltiness. Slight chocolatey notes, rich hops. Smooth. I like this balanced, "English-style" Imperial IPA...reminds me a little of last year's Big A from Smuttynose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2003
Hoppy, sweet aroma, clear ruby with a small toffee head. Sweet tasting hoppy malts. Very well balanced, nice bitter after taste. A fine example!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Dark brown, creamy head. Sweet nice malty aroma with hoppy notes . Nice aftertaste , good balancing . Reminds me Of Bells with hoppy theme.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4358) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) Thin, white head and a copper body. Caramel malt with nice hoppiness. Grapefruit hops mix with strong malt. A bitter unbalanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Dark amber colour with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Super hoppy aroma-definately showing pine and perfume notes. Medium-bodied; Sticky sweet flavour, full of pine cones. The spicy flavour is intertwined with a nice malt balance. Aftertaste bittered from the hops and sweetened a bit from the sugars. Overall, a good beer, but I don't typically like the style. For the style, it is a bit sub-par, but not a bad beer at all. I got this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York on 13-November-2003.


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