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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4591) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
Sharp grapefruit aroma with a background chorus or pine, orange and sugar. Thick frothy head on an orange amber beer. Delicious malt sweetness slowly gives way in each sip to the the towering hops ending in a long hop finish. A beautiful accomplishment. Canít believe the light alcohol presence or the balance on the flavour teeter totter. As you drink through the bottle the hops tilt the balance well in their favour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Pow! Now this is hoppy. Great sickly sweet hop aroma, big bitter hoppy character, and I mean big. Ive never had anything with this much hop in it. Almost too much hops

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Clear copper color with a off-white head. Amazing floral aroma that is super grassy and piney, maybe the best aroma Iíve ever gotten from an IPA. Very bitter flavor that doesnít live up to its aroma. Still very balanced with a nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. Rerate... hopmonster. Great great aroma, but the flavor is hugely bitter and unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Thanks to Droopy49 for sending this one. Pours with a clear medium amber body under a huge, creamy off white ehad. Flowery grapefruit aroma. The flavor is moderately sweet with a heavy bitterness that overpowers the malt. Bitter from start to finish. This has the hops, but itís a bit out of balance without more underlying malt flavors coming through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Ouch! This hurts! Not in a hot, alcohol burn kind of way but more in an acid reflux kind of way. I didnít even know I had acid reflux. Guess I do now. Thanks Moylans! Seriously, this is one hoppy mutha.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bottle. Deep orange in color with a nice rocky white head. Piney hoppy aroma. West coast hops. Great. Malty and hoppy flavor. Fruity piney hoppy hops. Caramel notes. Finish is bitter. Nice hop bitterness. Smooth. Very drinkable. Full bodied. Sweet. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2006
Bomber. One of those OMFG aromas that has West Coast all over it. Just a beautiful beer when poured into a Stella goblet. The name leads you to believe this is going to be a real hopsickle and it stands up to the hype.That takes real balls and I respect that. This is a real tongue buckler and a great IIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 Nose is sweet, citrusy and very hoppy, wonderful! Hazy amber body with a tiny off-white head; Sweet mixed with hoppy flavor and a nice hoopy bite to the finish. The ale is super hoppy without being super bitter!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
I was very impressed by this brew, very hoppy and smooth. It had a nice aroma, of citrus and hops and flavor was really nice! I love hoppy beers and this will be on top of my list.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Cask-conditioned 6/9 @ The San Diego Real Ale Festival (Pizza Port, Carlsbad). Pours a honey color with a fully lasting white head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus and pine. Flavor is sweet leaving a dry hoppy finish. Hop Heads will love this one!


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