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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 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 (5994) - 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 (1834) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
22oz bottle pored a clear pale/amber color with a nice head. The aroma was supper hopped with citrus, pine, grapefruit, caramal malts and some alcohol. The taste was big and bitter with a strong hop flavor and huge alcohol warmth. I think this is more of an Imperial IPA than a Double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours an offwhite head that laces with amber color. Aroma is medium hops-citrus, bitter, piney. Taste is citrus hops-bitter, piney, secondary malt. Dry finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
raphael (1153) - 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.

   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.

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