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RATINGS: 1235   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3718) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Aroma of pine needles, like a Christmas with Bing Crosby, Itís beginning to smell a lot like Christmas. A swirl gives it a nice head. Red, cherry juice color, with brown. Classic big hop aroma, and the flavor, characteristically of such a concoction, is less interesting. Although there are pine vs. floral vs. citrus differences among hoppy beers, does one really need that to know what youíre going to get with a beer such as this?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2005
22oz bottle from Darkefl! Pours a dark copper color with a silky, frothy off white head. nose is sweet grapefruit, lots of orange peels, and some caramel. Taste is malty and thick. Good amounts of caramel and some citrus notes as well. Finishes soft with almost no bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Pine, hops, citrus aroma. Amber color. Definite "super hoppy taste." Not the best IPA Iíve ever had, but one worth having again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Bottle at Bootopia. Aroma was awesome, sweet hops,pine and citric backed up with some nice toast malt. Pour was amber with a pillowy ivory head. Flavor really jumps at you as the hops really hit wave after wave, finishing with just enough malts to make a smile come to your face. Palate was nice finish was a nice citrus hop. Overall this was yummy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2008 í05 bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer at Bootopia. Amber color with a good size off white head. Amazing hop aroma! Piney, citrusy with a fair amount of malt in the background. Flavor starts off all hops(piney), then some sweet malt before finishing lightly bitter with some more hops. Really well made IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Thanks to Dickinsonbeer for sharing this.

Tasted side-by-side with Dreadnaught. Poured a honey amber with a creamy white head. Aroma of sharp piney hops. Taste is lots of piney hops with a touch of sweetness and a dry bitter finish. The flavor didnít seem as well developed or as sharp as Dreadnaught, but this an excellent IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a reddish hue and a nice light beige head. Huge grapefruit and pine aroma with some tropical fruit (pineapple) underneath. Resiny, grapefruit flavor with rich malt backing and a bit of caramel. Full bodied. Hops linger. Some alcohol present.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Yum! Had this on draft at Southern Sunís 2nd annual Hop Harvest. This was one of the guest beers on tap 10/17. Great beer! This one is like drinking liquid hops...give me an IV!! Iíve only tasted one other beer more hoppy and that was an Oggies brew that I cannot recall the name of. Keep this one on the menu please!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2005
Thanks to Dr. Bill for introducing this beer to myself as well as everyone else at Logans at GABF 05. I loved this beer so much I had to trade for it. Big thanks to Davecooks for sending me 4 bottles of this stuff. My favorite DIPA by far. Pour is surprisingly clear medium amber with a real nice lasting head and a kickass lace. Aroma is what does if for me with this beer. Dr. Bill himself said to me that this would be the best smelling DIPA I had ever smelled. He was right. Great fucking aroma. Pure pine and mint aroma to the extreme. Flavor is dominated by a shitload of tomahawk hops I guess because it is a hop quality that is seldom seen in other IPAís. Just a lot of pine and mint all the way through, but a decent amount of clean light caramel malt. Perfect smooth palate, balanced with malt and hops but obviously more on the hops side, which is great. The bitter finish isnt as harsh as I would have expected, as there is plenty of real clean crystal malt. The best DIPA in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2005
pours dark red with a small head. smells sweet, piney, hoppy, grassy, everything you would come to expect in an IIPA. ive had a couple of these beers brewed by these guys and i remember i was impressed. this one sureley stands out as one of the, if not the top beers they brew. taste is just an explosion of hops and floral tastes. this was a damn fine iipa, and a good reminder as to why this is my 2nd favorite style of beer.

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