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RATINGS: 1219   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3281) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
From Odeed. The beer pours to a clear glowing orange body with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is peaches, hop leaves, fruit, toasted malts. The flavor is hoppy butterscotch. Grapefruit, pine, hop leaves. The palate is bitter and medium bodied, creamy, nice belch.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
a light orangish copper colored pour w/ a full off white head and some ncie lacing. Smells much smoother than the double lots of sweet hop notes touches of grass lots of grapefruit hints of strawberry and some nice carmel sweetness. Palate is full lightly creamy and nicely oily, well coated. Flavor is GREAT. A nice fruity hop flavor, grapefruit, apples, strawberries, some floral notes and a good carmel blend. This is just some good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla (527) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
In proper glassware @ Navenís: What a delicious hop-riddled ale this proved to be. Poured a dark auburn and provided some nice lacing. Hops galore. I wonít go into too much detail, but I smelled the hop assault well into the evening. I would love to have more of this in one evening than I am capable of withstanding. Time to start lobbying the local beer outlet around the corner to get me some of this so I can put that to a test.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours a nice dark amber color. Wow, what a smell! The bottle says this is a "hop tribute", and they arenít kidding! Excellent beer. Very Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
A "thatís what Iím talkiní about" smell of hops, raspberries and fun. A dark amber hazy look with a healthy head. A tast that would justify Ben Franklinís quote about beer. An aftertaste that knowís when its a good time to leave. An epic I2PA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 see through apple cider-esk body with a nice full white head that left webbing.beautiful wet,sticky,piney hop aroma.flavor boasted the same.this is super hoppy and super tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2818) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
Aroma:Mixe of pine and grapefruit hops,strong.... Appearance:Clear orange-amber,huge white head... Flavor:Good bitterness,pine and grapefruit hops.......

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Rerate after HATING this the first time... 5/3/4/2/9 = 2.3. This time it was better. Dark amber with a moderate head, good lacing and decent retention. Aroma is some PNW hops, some spicy and lightly smoked hops. Medium to heavy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Still not into the Tomahawk hop, but itís hella better than last. I guess Iím not big into mixing that type hop in IPAs unless itís the only type. Somewhat enjoyable, and at least I know my palate has evolved in the last 14 months.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Poured a dark gold with a lasting white head. Aroma is like a freshly opened bag of american hops. A full malty palate is quickly overrun by a harsh hop bitterness and intense hop flavor. Indeed very hoppy, though not as balanced or enjoyable to drink as I would like to see.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Ridiculousy good. Pours deep orane with a great lacing head. Aroma is slap your face hops. Flaove is extreme citrus hops, so awesome I canít believe, this is great beer.


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