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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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"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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (652) - Pasadena, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Bomber. Wow, this is up there with the finest of all. It has the great tension of flavor between bitter hop and aromatic fruit. I tasted clear pine and citrusy grapefruit along with a slight bubblegum thing. Me and 3 others did a taste test with 4 Imperials, this along with 3Floyds, Stone 10, and Reaper Sleighor. Itís a good time to be alive and like strong IPA!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raphael (867) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2006
This beer finds a tenous balance at a high edge of bitterness and flavor. Hop assault. citrus and piney aroma. almost too much aroma for the mouth to hold. donít now why the tongue doesnt go numb in surrender.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2006
One of my favorite IPAíS.Aroma was of grapefruit,Very big citrus.Poured a cloudy orange.Flavor was big hops,alot of citrus.Finished very bitter.Loved this beer.I could drink this one anytime.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Thanks to both FlacoAlto & jjpm74 for bottles of this beer. the aroma is a nice spicy fresh floral hop smell with some piney resiny aromas coming through, all the while there are even hints of citrus/fruity smell. The taste is a really nice and smooth malty sweet at the front with a thick mouthfeel and then has a really big and nice bitter finish to th beer. The bitterness sits on the tounge for a while. Overall a damn good beer, and it makes me mad that I can find all other moylans brews in Ohio...but not the hopsickle for some reason.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Pours a cloudy ruddy orange amber. Thick densely packaged beige-ish head. Caramel/toffee, citrus, grapefruit, pine resin nose. Sweet, chewy malts up front, toasted, roasty, medium to full body, dry, earthen, citric, floral, perfumey, pine hops linger along a drawn out finish. This is not far from some hoppy sex in the mouth. Khaki hop shorts, struttin down the sidewalk. Toss me some salad, you braggot. Thanks to Turd Ferguson for making me bring him to Julioís for this luscious puppy.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4507) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Big change coming from the Cantillon Iris to this - beer 15 at the party, for me. Almost some malts in the aroma! The taste is very hoppy, with a simple finish that just gets more and more hops, esp. in the after after-taste. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2478) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Iíve been hanging on to this one for a bit but am glad I finally cracked it open. Citrusy, slightly spicy aroma. I swear I get a little bubble gum aromas as well. Creamy white head adds texture on the first couple of sips. Sweet caramel tastes with a sugary aftertaste that lastes for a while. Finish is the expected bitter taste but not overpowering. Reminds you of what kind of beer you are drinking. Well made double. Big ups to fordest for this one.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Bottle thanks to footbalm: Amber color with a medium off white head, some lacing. Aroma, citrus, pine and caramel, big big hops. Could smell them a foot away from the glass. Flavor, more citrus and pine, oozing hops, but a nice malty backbone, great bitterness on the finish, but not overwhelming, thereís some sweetness in there as well. It was a pleasure to drown in this bomber.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Sampled many times, including during a blind IIPA tasting. Iíve mentally rated this higher during other times than the blind tasting, so Iím going to go with these impressions. I suspect the beer may have been a bit cold during the blind tasting, which would have quelled its killer aroma. Hazy dull brown, wan head. Aroma has a big hop presence (tangerine, light flowers), and a sizeable dollop of malt as well (chocolate, toffee, dough). Ever-so-slight whiff of diacetyl, which I like. Nutty, biscuity maltiness in flavor, fresh citrus notes carry on from aroma. High level of bitterness, yet at the same time quite smooth. Oranges figure prominently in the finish. I love this stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3299) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Beer #2 at Grantís Blind IIPA tasting. Single blind for me. Grapefruity, citrus hop aroma tht is pleasant, sweet, and floral. Some nice sweet malty notes are also detected. Rather quaffable. Moderately hazy amber color with a moderately light off-white head and some decent lacing. Lightly sweet grainy maltiness with some roastiness present in the middle. Dry, earthy hoppiness to finish. Rather grapefruity and too dry of a finish for my tastes. Still decent.


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