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Brewed by Moor
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Bristol, England
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniel_Hop_It (15) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
sweet aroma from powerful hops, some tropical and exotic fruits and caramel. Flavour is sweet with caramel and some resin. V nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2008
Cask at Reading Beer Festival 02-05-08 following a two hour queue to get in grrrr! Pours mid amber with a nice white bubbly head that swiftly departs. Aroma was honey, yeast and hops but not as full on hoppy as I anticipated. The first mouthfull made me think that it was quite sticky sweet but the the hops burst through sticking to the cheek pouches and teeth enamel. Wonderfully fruity, tropical fruit abound as does some sweet tangerines and honey again. A great beer that I would love to try again at some point.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2008
Gravicask at Reading Beer Festival 08. Dark brown body with ruby highlights. Thin, but lasting beige head. Strong - very strong - hoppy content in aroma and taste. Nice gliding transition from a piny hop aroma to a darker hoppy taste. Full of dark and dried fruits complemented by dark berries and a solid bitter ending. It surely needs more than one sampling to really appreciate its complexity, so I’ll be looking for this great brew for later enjoyment (02.05.2008).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9005) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2011 Bottle:Hazy, amber coloured, small lacy off-white head; gorgeous malty and hoppy nose; creamy MF, medium bodied, very robust sweet and bitter flavour; fruity traces in the lingering hoppy and roast-malty finish. Great english stuff......... Re-rate 07/11: Dominant herbal-grapefruity hops in the vinous-caramelly nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, pretty soft; lingering and balanced vinous-caramelly and solid grapefruity-hoppy finish. Great..... 7/4/8/4/18

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mconstant (13) - Melrose, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2009
660ml bottle. Pours rich amber, slight head. Fruity, malty aroma. Sweet, fruity taste - malt, grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, caramel. Nice bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2009
Bottle, April 2008 tasting. British brewed US-style Double IPAs are very rare beasts so perhaps my judgement was a little clouded but I enjoyed this beer immensely. It is imbued with a massive resinous hop character throughout topped off with a rasping, somewhat astringent, gooseberry tart bitterness. There may not be too much else to behold and the bitterness may be a bit harsh but the huge hop rush on its own did the trick very nicely for me. Keep it vup!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sm89walt (1780) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2009
Cask - The Bull, Horton Kirby. Dark amber in colour with a fine, off-white head, moderately long in duration and a thick, oily glass coating. So rich and full of characters. Resiny, grapefruit hop aromas with notes of tea, caramel, nut and a real earthy kick on the nose. Grapefruit flavours combine with a dry nuttiness, with toffee and thick, sweet malts before finally being cut through by crisp spicy, fruity hops on the finish. Thick and coating on the palate, medium to full in body with slight carbonation and dry, lasting finish. Warming and boozy, the alcohol’s there but not obtrusively so - great on a chilly autumn day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9755) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - 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.


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