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RATINGS: 1277   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Wouldnít have guessed this to be at 9.2% alcohol. Pours a hazy orange with thick off-white head. Resiny, leafy hop aroma. The body is thick and rich with a big hop bitterness, resiny/ peppery notes, and a buttery, toffee like malt background to make it highly drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
CL RB gathering. poured a deep orange/light amber. Aroma: loads of citrus hops as well as some malt and a spicy quality. Taste is resinous and earthy hops, citrus, malts, and a spicyness in the middle. Finishes heavily bitter. alochol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2006 12 oz Bottle via Mystery Swap (thanks FlacoAlto!). Pours a semi hazy amber with an average size beige head. Nose is grapefruit, pine and caramel. Taste starts out with some sweet caramel and mandarin orange, then turns to resiny pine and finishes with a bold grapefruit hop kick.I would swear there is some rye in there as well? There is a bit of metallic aftertaste, the only negative here. Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation. oily mouthfeel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Rerate. 22oz bottle, still no date Hazy orange light brown with a small creamy beige head, fair retention. I just grabbed this bottle from a store that just got it in within the last two weeks, so Iím hoping itís fairly fresh. The hops up front are piney, resinous, grassy and grapefruit rind-y. Behind the looming bitterness is some biscuity malts (Iím still on the aroma). I think my original rating had a somewhat fresher bottle. Flavor has lots of bitterness with the resiny pine, grass, This is probably one of the more bitter beers Iíve had, peaking at an 8 or so. There were some light biscuity malts again, but they were obliterated by the intense bitterness. Moderate smooth carbonation with a full body. Pretty good, though not as good as I remember it being. Old rating follows.22oz bomber acquired via trade from IrishBoy, no date. Pours a hazy orangeish caramel with a one finger slowly fading yellow white head. Aroma of big citrusy hops and pineapple, thereís even some lemons and lemon soda, too. A little deeper there is a bit of resiny hops and sweet biscuity malts. Big bitterness up front with some lovely sweet grapefruit and malts in the middle, with bitterness coming back fairly strong through the dry finish. I did pick up on some grassy hops after a few drinks--though not pilsener grassy. Full bodied but fairly light on the tongue, moderate fairly smooth carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable after the swallow. This did not disappoint me at all. Thank you Richard! 9-4-8-4-17--4.2

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bomber courtesy of SDbruboy, thanks again Cliff! Pours a caramel/orange color with a slight yellowed off white head. Aroma of pineapple, bready malt, pine, citrus, lemon zest and a bit of earthiness. The flavor is huge with hops, big blast of bitter grapefruit and spicy pine with some grassy/earthy elements...tropical fruit and sweet malt characters are there but kinda take the back seat...I mean the waaay back seat. Some booze and candied fruit elements as well and as it warms the malt starts to come out more in both the flavor and aroma. Sweet in the fornt that quicklt turns to a huge hop punch...a little bit sticky with a dry lasting bitter finish. This brew is certainly a hop-headís dream come true. Now if Moylans would just send some to Ohio.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Golden red body with a thin whire head. Huge hop aroma with light spice. Taste of sweet hops with nice fruit accents.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Sampled at the Richmond Beer Industry Gathering 2006. Clear amber body with a small creamy white head. sweet citrus hops aroma. Beautiful sweet citrus hops flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5862) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
GABF 2006. Amber bodied with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and bitter with lots of citrus notes, light caramel and hints of evergreen. Taste is pretty much the same - more citrus notes, caramel, and evergreen. Very tasty! Body is medium-full and chewy with some oily notes and a moderate carbonation. Ends with more citrus notes, hops, sweet malts and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1814) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Thanks Craig! Good hoppy arom with grapefruit scent. Very pale blonde look with thin head. Good flavor that grew on me after awhile. Smooth but soapy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Beautiful cloudy amber with big creamy head. Nice blend of hop aromas is very inviting...and yeah, this is one hoppy beer. Big bitter hop taste is obviously the focal point. You get what you expect with this beer....lots of hops! It ainít balanced, it ainít complex, bit it sure is hoppy.

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