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RATINGS: 1231   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 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!


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
commonshawn (449) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Tap. Fluted glass at Mackenzies. Smell is subtle for an dipa, but some yeast funk. Light orange look, one finger white head. Very hoppy, but resin is too strong and too long lasting. Overpowers everything else. Not drinkable enough. I expected better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 A pretty hoppy IPA, but definitely a good one. A little one dimensional but it?s very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014
27/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Klaas’ place, Algemene Vergadering Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2013-1187) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Edit:: apparently my 500th US beer! Hurray!
Clear dark orange beer, creamy irregular white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, passion fruits, peaches, pineapple, bit piny, some honey. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bit sweet, honey, malts, some caramel, bit fruity, piny bitterness, pretty dry. Aftertaste: very dry, bitter, mango, passion fruit, grassy, cotton balls, bit chemical.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (2301) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2014
For some reason this was the priciest thing at MacGregor’s. Out of Bob’s price range, for 11 oz, $11, more for me, I went for the 5.5. This was one well made beer and I am going to go out on a limb and say it was worth the price. Dark gold, very fruity, grapefruit and other citrus. Creamy mouthfeel, luscious, alcohol quite hidden, well integrated and complete beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1462) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows big citrus fruit with orange marmalade and tangerine alongside soft pine and resinous hops. Also some clean malt and soft booze. Very aggressive flavours. Massive pine and grapefruit with just a little malt underneath. Very sharp bitterness in the finish mixing with the booze. Almost harsh. Nice moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1051) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle from Drew, thanks! Aroma is big pine and fruity hops with some malt and alcohol sweetness. Taste is big bitter and a touch of sweet alcohol on the finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (399) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bomber. Pours cloudy copper with offwhite head. Aroma is grapefruit rind, pine, caramel and earth. Heavily bitter with some sweetness from the caramel malts. Mildly crisp carbo. Overall, nice DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suedehead288 (409) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
2013.12 - met dank aan Klaas - neus : sterk geurend, hop, beetje citrus - mond : bitter, caramel - geur wint het van de smaak

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, Thx Klaas for sharing APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, nice stable off white head. NOSE: hoppy, very dense, florar, little earthy, some alcohol, little sweet. TASTE: alcoholic, bitter and dry aftertaste. Quite hoppy but dry. Dry-out effect. Quite good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Medium level floral and piney hop aroma. Nice copper color with a moderate head. Good carbonation with a crispness that matched the bitterness. The hops were strong but needed to match the aroma a little better. Not to detract, this is still a great beer for imperial IPA lovers. Nice grain flavors helped to balance as well. Enjoyed it thoroughly.


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