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


on tap


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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle @ Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Pours clear golden with a small white head and lacings. Crisp and fruity hoppy profile. Peach and grapefruit. Medium and smooth palate. Lasting dry end. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (6487) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle in Johnny’s Off Licence bottleshop at RBESG Rome Day 2. Hazy amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity with pineapple, grapefruit, malts and loads of hops. Flavour is sweet and fruity, grapefruit and pineapple again, earthy liquorice root powder, strong hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Very good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21830) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 bottle in johnys off licence rome ... hazy dark amber ... thin white head ... sweet pine resins .. little grapefruit hop nose ... sweet rich hop .. loads of resins ....very nice bottle at the tap ... copper ... thin white head ...light dry lime hop nose ... zezty juicy pine hop ... soft toffeemalt ... little grapefruit ... huge hop resins ... 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4996) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2010
Bottle at 9.5 rather than 9 per cent. Blond with a small head.Full bodied as you would expect with lots of hops and some citrus. Bitter finnish and very much up with the awesome American IPA’s. A must try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Hazy dark amber color. Tropical fruity and sweaty hops in the aroma. Thick bittersweet flavor with grapefruit, lemon, nuts, toffee and pepper. Very firm taste. Slightly too thick for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7958) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle from Corks, Bristol. Hazy amber in colour with a slight white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit and sweet, caramel malts. Big, caramel flavours, with some dough, berry fruits and sticky apricots. Plenty of pine in the finish, along with warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2010
A descent IPA indeed. Good floral and fruity texture. Caramel body. Very piney and earthy too. Reminds me of some of the hoppy American beers. A very interesting English-US style beer. Drinkable and alcohol is very very presant. Suprisingly so. This is a big threatening beer. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (6842) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2010
Draught (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - Shared with Doggythedog. Amber in colour. Pine, toffee and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy taste with grapefruit, caramel, pine and peach.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2010
Pours amber brown with a decent white head. Nose is spicy, citrus hops, pomegranate, some toffee cookies. More spicy, tangy citrus hops in the mouth, plenty of bitterness nicely balanced with a sweet toffee-like malt character. A good, full-flavored imp ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Bottle from Darts Farm, Topsham, Devon. Been after this one for a while. Walloping sweet, pungent aroma right up there with the DFH IPAs and Mikkeller single hop stuff; grapefruit juice, Jelly Tots, lemon sherbets, pepper and (unlike those beers), more than a hint of Feta cheese on the turn- the whole lot honeyed enticingly with the sweetness of freshly crushed malt and raisiny, dripping bitterness of 80% Lindt. Pours deep, glowy orange propping up a thick cream head. Massive alcohol warm and bitterness with the first sip requiring a slight readjustment of the senses...there, that’s done it...deep nutty and biscuity malts supporting a great swaying, hallucinogenic canopy of flowers, resins, pine, confectionary, furniture, Rowntree’s jellies..all the things that hopheads love, and more. Evil lemon mousse palate sliding down like milkshake. The more beers I drink the more I big up the genuinely rare (in the qualitative, not the quantitative sense), and this is it: the best IPA or DIPA, or whatever you want to call it, I’m aware of in England right now. Is it too late to ditch Carlsberg and make this the official beer of England’s 2010 campaign? Sorry, just drifted into a parallel universe...

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