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Brewed by Moor
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Cask: Occasional.
Also available bottled at 9.5% abv.
This is one big beer. Forget the ABV, which is just a by-product of the passion. James and Josh from the Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, and I (hence JJJ) have a shared passion for great beers and were lamenting the lack of true IPAs in the UK. So we decided to brew our own version of heaven. Double IPA was just not good enough - we needed a triple IPA. Triple the gravity, triple the colour, and more than triple the hops. With nearly 700 kg of malt and over 11.5 kg of hops this beer is big in every sense. In fact, it was so big and hoppy that it broke our pump! Deep copper in colour, over the top in aroma and flavour, but somehow still remaining (somewhat) balanced, this beer is not for the faint of heart. And if you don’t like hops, don’t even think about it. But if you do, dare we say this may be the best beer you’ll ever taste. We like it so much that upon racking we decided to make it a permanent part of the range.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
660 ml bottle. Foggy amber with white suds. Nose is candied orange peel, juniper, dusty attic and a touch of cayenne. Full bodied resin bomb but sadly almost flat. Taste is tangerine, caramel, gin and pink grapefruit. Finishes with a crunching bitterness and a burn.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
Tap@The Warf, Aalborg.Pours amber orange whit a small white head.Aroma of caramel, citrus/grapefruit, and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel and a sweet and bitter finish.Full body, average carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle, Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Very murky amber pour with a medium sized, lingering off white head. Nose had plenty happening and was very fragrant and hop laden, with notes of sweet malt, sweaty pits (arm not coal), bubblegum and booze. Flavour was also big, with balanced fruit and sweetness tussling with a good and heavy hop hit that was just bob on and left a cracking bitter finish.I wish there were more English IPAs like this out there. Very enjoyable stuff. Dug it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (4001) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2010
On tap at the Rake London. Aromas of citrus fruit, grapefruit and toffee malts. Big bitter hop flavour and nice malt backbone. Quite similar to Brewdog’s Hardcore.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theSlipperyPen (248) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
From the bottle, 9.5% ABV. Pours a copper toned amber with a blood orange tint to it; the head is a tall, tight thing but quickly lows, leaving a yellow ring and some fine lacing. The nose is big on the malts and citrus fruits; fresh orange, marmalade and a sharper grapefruit aroma. These carry through to the palate, with the malt holding a rich toffee taste. The hops go straight into bitter mode, balancing the sweetness somewhat. However, this remains a rounded IPA. I’m not sure when this was bottle but the hops seem to have lost some of their floral characters, leaving the beer with a malt heavy quality; closer to the barley wine mentioned on the label. It’s really very tasty though. You can tell there’s booze here but it makes up part of the flavour profile rather than being heated in any way. The mouth feel is thick with a medium carbonation, giving the beer a creamy texture. It finishes on orange peel, pith and bittersweet hops. And finally there’s a slight cheesiness, a little vintage cheddar, if you will. An excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (8230) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2010
bottle from Darts Farm (08/2010). Nearly clear, perhaps slightly hazy chestnut-amber colour. Rather shy but very pleasant resiny-citrusy hop aroma. Full-bodied, intensive malt flavours, incredibly intensive resiny-citrusy hop flavours. Perhaps a bit more resin-flavours in the hops than in some American Double IPAs. Lingering bitter-dry hoppy finish. Spicy and very, very hoppy. The alcohol is detectable though very well disguised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6576) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
Tap @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Rated @ 22.4.2010.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Good retention and lacy. Loads of hops with fruity notes, pleasant. Mild sweet flavour of caramel malts, fresh hops and fruits. Great dry hoppy finish. Medium bodied with a slicky mouthfeel. Pleasant brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 3, 2010
@ The Wharf. The aroma is tense maltieness and American citrus hops. Colour is murky copper what looks like hop haze. Flavor is intense citrus and grape with a nice strong maltyness backbone. It is very like Avery Brewing Co’s Maharaja double IPA. A very intense malt and hops beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn. Very nice appearance. Not very complex. Slightly nutty and surprisingly malty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9818) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - quite clear and reddish-amber in colour with a persistent white foam; a flowery and creamy hoppiness, some red fruits too; medium-bodied, a solid bitterness and a long hoppy flowery finish


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