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RATINGS: 1257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bartzilla (565) - La Mesa, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - 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.......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sregnar35 (1022) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (30256) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2006
An unclear dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very hoppy and grassy combined with light notes of caramel. The flavor is strong with notes of caramel and grass. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2006
From Bottle. A fiery, orange pour tumples into my snifter glass, stirring up a creamy swirl of light beige head. Aroma is dripping with sugary ruby red grapefruit, freshly sliced pineapple, and raw mango skin. A brown sugar maple glazed sweetness adds some maltiness dimensions, and some honeysuckle gives it a lightly floral bouquet. A rich, syrupy texture rushes across the tongue, opening the floodgates to a massive hops resevoir. Freshly cut pine boughs and some indescribable artificial metallic tones sting the tongue initially, but a light maltiness comes along, nursing my senses back to health. Final smack of white grapefruit juice.

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