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RATINGS: 1262   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2015
On tap at Hops & Pie. Bright orange and hazy appearance with a white head. Fresh aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, and light resinous hops. Flavor is medium to heavy zesty bitterness and minimal sweetness. Medium to full body with a pretty clean feel. Nicely done West Coast IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
A tasty offering, screaming citrus pine and a touch of tropical fruit. Solid well pronounced malt backbone. Really nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
From bottle. Nice, aggressive nose, pretty burnt orange. Not bad, but far too malty and sticky for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
750 ml bottle. Deep golden and slightly hazy. Bold hoppy aroma. Also a little ashy and sharp, which I think is because the botle is not particularly fresh. Sharp hoppy bitterness. Quite high IBU level in this one. Body is relatively light given the hops, so this beer comes off as a bitter bomb. Not a bad one though, but a little too sharp for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1721) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Aromas of apricot, iced tea, round citrus fruit. Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Off-dry, savory, somewhat strong. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (409) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Sweet malty caramel aroma slight hoppyness. Light yellow orange body and bubbly white head. Very well balanced. Some hop bitterness with a great balance of minor sweet malts. Smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17672) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draught at Pizzeria Paradiso. Clear golden with a medium white head, little lacing. Amazing aroma of freshly mowed grass and hay. Taste hits you over the head with large amounts of hoppy bitterness, too over the top for my taste. Decent bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1366) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a golden amber with a white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, floral and malt aroma. Big hop, grapefruit, mango, resin, floral, caramel, malt and slight alcohol flavors. Very bitter and a medium body with average carbonation. Hop and floral finish with some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2090) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-13-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed copper color with a nice one finger white head. The head has great retention, but eventually fades slowly over time to give a wonderful level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is quite hoppy. The strongest is of a grapefruit hop, but other aromas of pine and an earthy nature are mixed in as well. Complementing the hop aroma is a nice sweet caramel smell that helps to balance the hop. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweeter caramel malt and bready base. Mixed with this is a pine hop flavor that tingles the tongue. As the taste advances the bready flavor remains while some of the sweetness is lost once a good wallop of a bitter citrus hop comes to the tongue in the middle of the taste. More toward the end a little bit of booziness comes to the tongue where when mixed with the bitter hop and bready malt leaves a somewhat burring bitter on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side while the carbonation is a touch below average. Both are great for the hoppy flavor profile and allow the tastes to really permeate the tongue. Overall – A tasty double with a slightly sweeter start and more bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Nose is an inviting lemon/citrus aroma, very strong, with just a light bit of hay. Pour is cloudy orange with a large off white head. Gets tropical as it sits. Taste is initially bitter, lightly pithy, with a thin malt presence. Taste reveals a little grapefruit and orange but the focus here is bitterness. No alcohol presence initially but warns the ears after a few sips. Pretty nice.

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