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RATINGS: 1282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
"In celebration of the Hop. . . . This is a "Hop" tribute, worthy of a Kingís Imperial Court! Enjoy the blast of fresh Cascade, Simcoe, Columbus, Ahtanum, and Chinook Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly Imperial Fashion. Pucker Up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle at the Knoxville Spring(ish) tasting. Pours copper with ecrue head. The aroma is very orangey hops and some very light toast. The flavor sports a lightly citric bitterness with some cotton candy and lots of fruity hops, especially in the finish. It leaves a decent, bitter aftertaste. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Enjoyed with Scott. Pours hazy amber with a small dense head. Big hop aroma with citrus peal (grapefruit and lemons). Strong but enjoyable. The flavor is a punch of huge hop flavor and thatís it. Lots of citrus peal that have predominately grapefruit as the flavor. Itís also a bit hot and overall too much for me. Very dry and bitter. This is the 3rd bottle Iíve had and it just doesnít do it for me. WAY to powerful for my enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Mildly cloudy orange, big white head. Smoky, earthy, "dirty" aroma. Viscous, oily body. Very sticky, resiny.Very easy to drink, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours amber in color with a small head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sharp and piney with a bitter finish. not bad

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
From the moment you open this bottle the aroma of hops is beautiful and overwhelming. The first sip is a wonderful assault of hops on the tongue. Who cares what the beer looks like or what sort of brussels lace it has when it tastes like this. This beer is a hop lovers dream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2007
tan orange with a lasting creamy lacing head. a pine and grapefruit bomb in the nose. strong grapefruit taste. the back of my tongue burns in a good way. a cotton candy flavor lies underneath all the hop flavors. a bit sticky. grapefruit lingers long after everything else has faded.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 22oz bottle, thanks to davecooks for this bottle. pours a hazy orange with big white head. nose is of floral and fruity hops, slight pine in there too. really not that hoppy of a nose. flavor is pretty resiny and juicy hops. biitter but not crisp. hop flavor is pretty messy. this is tasty but not an impressive iipa.3.5

12/6/07, 22oz bottle, this bottle seems a bit fresher. pours dense glowing orange with nice white head. aroma of resiny, grapefruit, pine, and some bubblegum hop notes. flavor is nice and bitter with sweet piney and grapefruit hops that are really resiny. a slight touch of caramel malt and alcohol. body is med. each sips begs for another. when this fresh it worthy of the high marks.4.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Orange, with almost no head. Impressive hop bouquet, with spicy floral notes dominating over the pine resin. Medium body, with a harshness to the hops that is not well balanced by the body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
bottle: pours an orange hue with big white head. aroma is all hop very floral and fruity with cascades dominating. wow there is definrtly a hop bitterness to this one. the flavor is all hops and no malt. i feel it is missing just a little sweetness. well it starts bitter fruity hop and finishes bitter piney hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Beastly, brutal hop delight. Perfect aromatic-bittering blend; Cascade dominates but only ever so slightly. Iíd prefer a bit more malt--not necessarily for flavor or appearance, but for mouthfeel...and, hey, a brew this big should exceed 10% ABV, no!?

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