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RATINGS: 1278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
"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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4071) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2763) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Medium statured head, retention is good, lace is thick, coating and lasting. Hazey amber hued ale. Lucious hop nose, citrus, pine with some light metallic notes too boot. Body is med/full, a touch oily, resiny with a medium acidity. Hops up front in the middle and end! Lotsa pine, citrus, melon with notes of honey and mint. Just a dusting of caramel malts under the rather large hop blanket. Dry, hoppy finish and one helluva bite! Now thats one big DIPA!! love it! Cliff, you are the man! Thanks buddy!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2006
Whoa!!! talk about hops, right from the first hiss. Some citrus, pine, Sweetness. oily on the lips. Great brew! I couldn’t do it everyday though!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with a medium off white head. WOW, big hops, aroma is filled with grapefruit. This may be the hoppiest aroma I have encountered. Flavor is more of the same, grapefruit, maybe some other citrus as well, but man this is bitter all the way through and it lingers for quite a while. Medium body and this is a little harsher than I would care for, but overall very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Hazy copper pour with off-white head. The nose is grapefruit and grapefruit peel with some malt and some earthy yeast in the background. The flavor starts bitter and ends bitter, though some sweet malts in the background show up as the beer warms. Too, a slight note of orange is detectable.The finish is moderate and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Murky copper pour with a creamy, one inch head. Fabulous fresh hop aroma - sweet grapefruit and orange as well as lighter notes of rose and perfume. Medium bodied beer with a solid caramalt back. Crystally sweet malts and citrusy hops intermingle, but are overcome with extreme bitterness in the finish. Rather rindish, sour and piney - which disrupts the flow of this otherwise smooth drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Bottle given to me so generously by Dickensonbeer. Pours translucent copperish brown with a nice butterscotch colored head and lively carbonation. Nice aroma of citrusy and piney hops. Initial flavor is semi sweet with the fruitiness of the hops dominating the taste buds. That quickly transitions to a very bitter, dry, resiny finish that lingers on and on. Alcohol is well hidden. A real hop bomb here. Once you drink this, your palate is shot for the night. Whew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Tap at Toronado. Wonderful example of the IIPA style. Pours amber withan average head. Aromas of grapefruit and apple. Flavors of hops, flowerds and fruit. fairly complex with a not too bitter finish. The alcohol is not noticeable at all.

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