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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark and robust brewed in the style of a American strong ale, full bodied and screaming with hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Great pic on the bottle, very interesting. The desc. says Imperial IPA, it is not, the desc. reads strong ale, which seems more accurate. Smells almost like a bourbon aged rye ale I had recently and didn’t like. Hopefully the taste is better, nice doughy foam topping. My first beer from this brewery. Hoppy, bitter from start to finish, less aromatic and more up front, complex taste, has a fruity almost tangy taste to it, very interesting, I do like it, definitely one bomber will do you in, a "big" beer, very rich but very good. Alcohol can’t be tasted too much. Can really taste the roasted malt. All in all strong to very strong. I’d like to try another beer from them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Nice amber color with a white head. Aroma of spruce and citrus hops and caramel and cereal malt. Smooth balanced taste. The medium sweetness hits you right in the front of the mount and the medium sprucy bitterness hits you after. Finish is a lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Date: 11/26/2010 Source:Other 22 oz bottle. Spicy floral hop nose with moderate caramel. Clear amber brown with fluffy tan head that persists. Caramel flavor with some slight minerally notes. Slightly nutty with floral spicy hop flavor. Medium to light body. Finish is clean and moderately bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Tasted from a bomber bottle obtained in a trade. Pours clear but dark amber with an average white head that leaves uneven lace. The nose is maple, molasses, dark caramel malt, and some resin and bitter hops. On the negative side, there is a pretty strong alcohol aroma as well. The flavor is burnt brown sugar with maple, caramel malt, and a nice bit of hops bitterness. The alcohol is actually very well masked on the palate compared to how strong the smell was. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and burnt brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Growler. Not really a DIPA but a nice American Strong Ale. Lots of caramel and spicier malt notes. Hops are pine resin with a little bit of grapefruit pith. Body was a little thin for the relatively sharp flavors but that was probably emphasized by coming from a growler that had to make a cross-country trek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (3003) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Sweet and sharp malty aroma with hops describes this brew. The. Color is amber dark cherry with a nice lacey head on top. The flavor is potent and tastes very hoppy, malty, and boozy. It is medium bodied and not too smooth until the temperature goes up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Draught @ Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, NY: Deep amber brown pour, no head and no aroma to be found. All is well in the taste - a sharp and spicy, very hoppy, toffee, boozy lovefest! Even found a bit of a cherry note, nice! She’s a hop bomb and I love her face.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajd11 (16) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2010
poured from a 22 oz bottle. color is bright amber. nose up front is malty with a touch of hops. Also noticeable scents of caramel and various sugars. The taste follows with a strong malty taste followed by a hop twist. Decent with the alcohol. very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Dark orange color. Thick, fluffy head. Hazzy but pretty spartan. Nice thick lace. Heavy grapefruity hop smell. Bitter and so inviting. Very bitter smell. Seriously bitter, hoppy grapefruit flavor. Sweetly bitter aftertaste. Very delicious. English yeast adds the perfect depth and a bready base. Yeast/hop balance works; very little malt presence. Really sits on the tongue. Semi-thick feel, but not chewy or chunky. A tiny bit fizzy. Great drink. Hoppy but surprisingly smooth; bitter but kind of sweet. Gotta love this Wench.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Dark amber pour. Citrus apple nose. Taste has some initial bitterness and then a very dry finish.

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