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RATINGS: 1227   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!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2006
Copper orange coloring with a grapefruit nose. Red sweet grapefruit taste. Finish has sweetness with a sour right at the very end. Excellent!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, Citrus. More lemon/grapefruit, little orange pine too. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head that faded quickly. Minor lacing. Bitter flavor. The big grapefruit pucker. Sort of burnt (or maybe thats just the tastebuds getting overwhelmed) Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, BItter finish. Tasty in a punishing way. A one sided brew.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
22 oz. bottle from Holiday (last one) 2005 bottle. Darker than expected amber with a decent head that didn’t stick around at all. Aromas were crazy. Sweet orange, grapefruit, Pine. Some sweet cherry too. Flavors were nice too. Grapefruit. Just enough malt to make those hops stand out. Grassy and piney on the finish with a bitterness that lingers. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 [bomber from Sunset Grill 3/29/06] Pours a nice bright orange color. Moderately sized head. Aroma is STRONG.. huge hops, as soon as you get it near you. Flavors are super fresh, grapefruity hops that dominate your mouth. Lively carbonation- finishes piney, dry and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2006
bomber from Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA. pours a beautiful orange-red amber with a thick, frothy well laced head that lasts till the last sip. nose is lots of fresh hops--citrus and grapefruit of note. Sweet caramel malt with an outstanding hop flavor that carries throughout leaving an excellent hop resin on the palate. yummy! very enjoyable, a great double ipa. more hops heavy than im used to...and i like it! so happy i have another one for the cellar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
65 cl bottle. Orange amber colour with a nice head. Extreme hoppy nose, with a very nice tasty flavour of hops and caramel. A very great 2xIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Bomber. Poured a nice deep orange gold color...decent fluffy white head. Big, big hoppy, fruity, piney aroma. Everyone loved it. Big hop blast in the flavor too, but with great malt support, seemed full bodied too which just added to the enjoyment. Nice bitter finish. Very tasty IIPA.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-03, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 10-5-8-5-18=46
Cloudy amber color; small creamy head; end of the keg. Oh Lords of beer, this has a massive hop aroma, citrusy sweaty resiny and fruity; dusty cellar, dry hop leaves. Good body strength, with a rather smooth mouthfeel, even if the hopping is a lacerating experience; toffee flavor; the hop is extremely resiny and a bit fruity (bitter oranges), the bitterness induces headaches. Masochist pleasure.

2009-02-24, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, 9-5-8-5-17=44
with Tomahawk, Chinook, Athanum hops

Cloudy light amber color. Massive hop aroma, very fruity, grapefruit. Good body, powerful toffee, good residual sweetness, full throttle hop, extreme, fruity, resiny, killing, insane. One of the most extreme experiences.

2006-03-15, bottle, 9-4-8-5-18=44
Hazy amber color. Huge fruity aroma, resiny; aromas like a walk in a forest (freshly cut wood, pines…) very original and pleasant. Sweet, malty, extremely bitter taste: this is very good but more ordinary. The final has still a good share of sweetness, which is positive. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
Cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Hoppy citric aroma with notes of pine and fruit and hints of some malty caramel sweetness. Hoppy citric flavor on a malty caramel sweet background. Dry hoppy finish with notes of fruit.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
22 oz. bottle, from BevMo in Walnut Creek. Pours rich reddish copper color with a large off white head that leaves thick lace. Bold hoppy aroma with pine, lush grapefruit and lemon peel, caramel malts are barley discernable in the background of the hop assault. Flavors features a rich malt sweetness, but again it’s the hops that dominate - more pine, grapefruit, spruce and spice. Thick full body, gently tingly carbonation. A hop monster in the truest sense of the word.


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