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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
"Constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original." Need we say more? True to its Imperial roots! This brew clocks in at 9.5% ABV, and over 100 IBUs! It is made with four varieties of grains resulting in a bold dark amber color and four varieties of hops, creating a subtle citrus aroma, and bitter, hoppy finish. Winner of a gold medal at the 2009 Santa Cruz National Organic Challenge, this recipe surely will not disappoint.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1543) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pour from 22 0cz. bomber. Pours a dark copper orange with a two finger off white head which fades to nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (A lot of orange and some grapefruit), pine, tropical fruits (pineapple and nice mango notes), sweet malts, and some light caramel. Taste is of citrus (a lot of orange), pine resin, sweet bready malts, caramel, and a little booze. Has a medium-full body and a creamy, slightly chewy, semi dry, pretty bitter, but still well balanced finish. Overall, a decent DIPA that is more of a East Coast style then a true west coast style, that could hide its abv a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Very nice peppery spices hop aroma. Very sticky resin hop flavor a very god beer form this place probably their best one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
euniceradio (338) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2015
22 bomber to cervoise. Pours deep hazy amber, light head. Aroma of pine, pepper, caramel malts, citrus, cereal and nut. Good carb. Taste is spice, bready caramel malts, pine, dark fruit. Boozy finish typical of Mother Earth. Good brew, underrated Brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
Fonefan 191214. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, pine, grapefruit, peaches. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, peaches, caramel, alcohol. Full body. OK/Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep, amber with off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, caramel, alcohol spice, floral notes, and faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is good balance of malt and hop complexities with faint sweetness, piney/floral hops, and a spicy, boozy finish. Medium/full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2015
From a bomber. Pours hazy copper brown with a smooth, bubbly beige head. Tastes like smooth booze, caramel, nutty malt, and grapefruit hops. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel, booze, grapefruit hops, and nutty malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (252) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2015
Burnt orange pour with a nice frothy tan head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is floral hop but quickly gives way to a sweet brown sugar candied malt forward aroma. Dried fruit(dates, figs, raisins) sweetness as well. Taste is mostly burnt sugar and dried fruit sweetness, but does have some hop bitterness coming through. Sticky mouthfeel. Little but of alcohol warning. Really good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2769) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2015
Real thick, cream-colored, long lasting head, lots of lace, and a clear honey amber color. Aroma is caramel, toffee, fruit, hop - very nice. Flavor’s like nose, slight sweet, carbonic tang in front, then the bitter which is long. Body is perfect. Very good drinking. Slight alcohol warmth at the very end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Rubber tire smell. Permeated through an otherwise great beer. Nice mouthfeel really clear with some chill haze at beginning. Would be a 4.5 beer but could not get over rubber tire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Tap at Abnormal Beer Company. Pours rubied copper with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey and caramel malt, fruity and floral hops. Flavor is sweet honey malt, dank, earthy, herbal, and fruity hops, medium bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hapjydeuce (990) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottled. Color is clear dark gold. Nose of grapefruit, pine sap and apricot. Flavor is quite sweet with notes of caramel underneath layered with more sticky grapefruit, lavender and hops. Pretty aggressive and thick. OK I guess. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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