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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 278   ABV: 9.25%
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This is a special release of the Armada Imperial IPA, which is a collaboration brew that was created by Mission Brewery and Dean Rouleau of San Diego Brewing Co. It is a Double IPA at 9.25% alcohol with big hops, big malt, and is deceptively smooth.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - OCT 12, 2013
At GABF. Not a typical DIPA. Not a typical IPA. Way more malts than your usual West Coast IPA and slightly spicy? Pretty marvelous.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
20 dec 2013, tap. Light orange, clear, no bubbles. Nose is brown sugar and sweet grapefruit juice. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sweet grapefruit, maybe orange juice. Nice. Mild alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5867) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft at Cork n Bottle a few weeks back. Pours a dark golden orange color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have a caramel and lightly toasted bread malt base with citrus, floral and earthy hops all around. There is pretty good balance between the malt and hops. Finish is dry with a lingering bitterness. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2992) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Very good ipa on tap at the brewery in san diego, super hoppy and fun to drink, enjoyed

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3233) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Poured on draft into a tulip glass. Pours a translucent gold with a white cap of foam. Pretty good retention. The aroma has notes of guava, pineapple, and papaya. Taste is softly fruity sweet for the majority and then finishes of dry and bitter. That bitterness sticks with you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2006) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Clear golden in color... Aroma of citrus hops... Flavor has prevalent notes of grapefruit, citrus and piney hops... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
On draft at the Brew Kettle in Ohio. Pours clear gold with an off white head. Floral hop nose. Smooth mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Flavors of citrus. Bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6937) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2013
32oz growler from Lackman for $12. Shared with Annie about an hour after I filled it, on her patio. It was cold outside, the beer stayed pretty chilled. Clear orange color. Thin white head. Little dots of lace. Bigger body. Good smooth lighter carbonation. More dry. I was pretty disappointed by the Shipwrecked DIPA, but this Armada is pretty good. Much better, much more what I’m looking for. Good balance of hop and malt, both with enjoyable flavor profiles. The malt isn’t too heavy with the caramel, more biscuity, pretty nice. Grassy, lightly citrusy hop flavor. Kind of drinks like a 7.5%-8% IPA actually, in both aroma and taste, which is pretty sneaky. Doesn’t taste too big or boozy, nor too aggressive or assertive in the flavor. Taste is kind of bitter, good amount of sweet, nearly no hint of the big alcohol. Nice, surprisingly drinkable DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2013
Draft to pint. Looks good; a transparent orange with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; balanced hops with a bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex west coast hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a solid beer.


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