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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"In celebration of the Hop. . . . This is a "Hop" tribute, worthy of a King’s 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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3188) - 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

4.7
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2191) - 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.

4
   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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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. I’d 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!?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
This is like Ruination on steroids!!! Strong bitterness, a tottal tounge bruiser. Will not taste anything right for aweek. Great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
A true hop bomb. Heavy bitterness and lots of floral and grapefruity hop flavor. Slight alcohol warmth. Lingering bitterness. Its all hops for this one. A true hop lovers beer and only for hop lovers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and caramel. THe flavor is caramel malts, lots of pine and hopspy blissfulness. Good brew.


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