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

bottled
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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


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.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
fjw1972 (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2011
One of my all time favourite beers. Massive hops but superbly balanced, even at a whopping 9.5%abv.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
somersetelvis (11) - Weston super Mare, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
What can only be described as an explosion of flavour! Although unsessionable, I just wanted to sip it all night. A full bodied richness. More like a barley wine but with subtle IPA hops!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Crunchie (36) - Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2008
Wow. Balance. Mix of the best of the US with the best of British. If only the Americans could get subtlety and the British weren’t so stuffy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2008
Cask conditioned gravity, White Cliffs BF 08. Even though the Oakham’s was good, this was beer of the festival for me. A genuine English IIPA. Reddy russet colour with very lasting dark beige head. Big PNW grapefruit aroma. Raspberry/strawberry too. Stunningly well balanced. Malts are syrupy, but not too much so. Then this big hit of hop kicks in. Stunning grapefruit hop. I’ve not had an English beer like it.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
renffisch (757) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
What a beatiful headbanger!!! If you dont like hops, alcohol or generally flavour please run the other way. This is an exceptionally grand beer. a heavy lemony nose. Dark copper colour and hop hop hoppy in flavour. Deep round palate. yum, yum if you can stand it!!!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCast_Rich (1847) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
[cask at the Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh] Deep, hazy orangey-bronze from the cask pour, nice white head. Aroma of sweet, sticky caramel and resinous hop. Really syrupy on the flavour – perfect on cask, as the resinous hop flavours really come out. It’s like drinking that sticky amber you see running down tree trunks, trapping insects. Yet despite that – and the abv – it’s really very smooth. One of the best beers I’ve had this year, and a real shame it’s now so rare on cask in the UK [14072012]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Phil (176) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2008
As with Ian, recommended by Ian... great beer, and so good. Blind, I would have said, US made. About time that a UK brewer has made a beer this noteworthy. Off to a DIPA fest in an hour, so will compare. And, I know it will favourably.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
Cask in Blackfriars. This was a special that Jon boy got in for me on the fly without telling me, had it straight after venting, a day after venting and 2 days after also, amazing the way it has developed. Pours like SN Bigfoot, aroma is bursting with american aroma hops to start with, however as it developes the caramalt shows a big presence, infact by the end you’d have mistaken this for a barley wine easily. Taste is wonderfully balanced, yes its very sweet due to the massive caramalt presence, however the american hops are excellent also, itsa pritty full body, but still dangerously drinkable.This for me is infact an american hoppy barleywine rather than an imp ipa, but either way its such an awsome beer, and im very very happy indeed about the fact i have another 8 gallons of the stuff for tonight.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (1907) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Amber-brown pour with a huge off white head that lasts for ages. Very nice, fruity aroma. Quite different to anything i’ve sampled recently. There’s definately some peaches, mangoes, strawberries, pineapple in there. A veritible fruit salad of a nose. Great lacing. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, citrus, summer fruits. Lots of tastes in there that shouldn’t work together but by jiminy they do! Friuty-hoppy mouthfeel. Finishes pleasantly hop heavy with a little sweetness. Very well balanced, well constructed Double IPA. Moor of this please! (sorry).


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