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RATINGS: 1246   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 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!


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
This was a great IPA. The pour was a nice light golden/orange color with a medium head. The aroma was a very nice grapefruit smell that got your taste buds in the mood for some IPA lovin’. Taste was very hoppy, tons of citrus and a definite bitter aftertaste left in your mouth. Malt was just enough to keep a good solid balance in place. Very refreshing and incredibly easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Surprisingly subtle citric aroma,pleasing but mild, WOW taste on the other hand is huge,all citrus and piney ,slightly oily texture,big time bitterness at the end,hardly notice the malt trying to balance,taste is wonderful, a bigger aroma would have made this a classic

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2007 Thanks for sharing, Duane. Man, this was a one dimensional hop bomb. Not to my liking at all. The body was cloudy medium orange with a white colored head. The aroma was in your face massive grapefruit. As much as I have ever smelled. There was also toast and some peanuts. The taste was very bitter with some grapefruit riunds. There was also almond shells and some plastic. Not for my taste buds, but hop head freaks will appreciate this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10732) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of grapefruit rind, earthiness, pine, light carmel and flowers. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and a bit resiny. Flavors of sweet carmel, grapefruit goodness, funky earthiness and fresh pine with a dry, smooth lingering bitter finish. A very tasty hop bomb for us hopheads!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Great-looking: crystal-clear with a pleasant white head. Crisp, refreshing, hoppy, bitter aroma - very clean. Gently sweet paired perfectly with a biting bitterness. Stonrg puckering capabilities. Fruity, sweet, bitter, herbal, a big meaty beer. Very impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Huge thanks to Odeed for this bottle - just when I thought I’d gotten tired of hop monsters, along comes this beauty - clear copper color with sticky, frothy white lace - the nose has quite a nice blend of aromatic hops, with a gentle fruity sweetness behind them - the flavor is filled with meaty, chewy, hops that are so earthy you can almost taste the soil they were growing in - quite bitter, but not dry - background light fruit (citrus, of course, and some mild cherry and strawberry), followed by a subdued, buttery/caramel flavor - oily throughout the flavor, and through the extremely bitter finish, leaving the mouth feeling like it is coated in hop resin - a hop head’s delight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours a deeper orange gold with a small but suprsingly long lasting head. Nose is hops and grapefruit. Flavor is very nicely balanced with malt to offset the hop barage. Full bodied, with a lovely soft mouthfeel and not offensively bitter at all. I enjoyed this one alot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Veeery nice. Floral hoppy aroma. Full body does well to balance out the assault of citrus and pine hops in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2012 22 oz. bottle - Pours an amber color with a thin film of a head. Light carbonation. Has a pungent, floral aroma. The flavor is sweet with some citrus hop flavoring to go along. Has a slight lingering bitter aftertaste. Medium body. Alcohol is noticeable. A good beer.


Had the wet version today. Very nice. Lots of fruit and hops. Just a slight bit astringent. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Sampled at a recent Champaign-Urbana Beer Club meeting. This was the top beer of the night for me. Poured a deep amber with a weak off-white head. Visually not very enticing but let the aroma grab you. HUGE grapefruit nose sings lead with backup provided by caramel, pine, flowers, and herbs. Medium bodied with a smooth and slightly tingly mouthfeel. The flavor was a rush of hops, citrusy bitterness cut with a touch of sweetness. This was very impressive and one I’d like to get my hands on more frequently.


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