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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (251) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 22 Oz Bomber. The beer pours to a slightly cloudy deep copper color with an off white thick head. The aroma has a strong citrus, grapefruit & resin scents to it. The taste is medium in body with a nice strong but balanced bitter finish. Overall an excellent DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Pours a hazy orangey copper with an off white head leaving nice streaks of lace. Aroma has grassy and fruity hops - very strongly - and some faint caramel. Taste is of sweet pineapple, grapefruit, tangy pine and a lot of resin, with solid toffee malt in the background. Very hoppy with a lot of depth, but decently balanced. Medium to full bodied and sticky. Finishes more bitter than sweet. And hoppy. Amazed have never rated as this is a solid go-to hoppy DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
Lovely amber body. Nice head and lacing. Quite bitter a bit of a nutty quality too. Resin. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Bomber courtesy of Eyrish. Hazy copper orange, off-white creamy foam head fades slowly. Pungent citrus, earthy floral hop aroma, some grapefruit. Big juicy hop bomb taste, bitter, resiny and sappy, spicy pine, citrus, grapefruit with some caramel malts. Average carbonation, medium-full body, aggressively hopped. Dry bitter finish, a real nice palate wrecker makes it: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BoostIPA (1096) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Pours a tad bit too dark for what I like in a DIPA. Aromas of salt, earthy hops. Not much citrus offered. Taste is a malty onslaught of sticky sweetness, some meat drippings, some roasted pork. Not very appealing. Finishes on a note of CIB. Not good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sbichao (4) - - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
Flavors of bitter citrus like grapefruit, lemongrass. Mild aroma of orange peel and sweet pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap at Cole’s during Brew Tour ’13’. Pours a copper-orange color with a small head. Floral, grassy, citrus aromas abound. Flavor is very hoppy/citrus with a bitter finish and nice, resinous mouthfeel. Alcohol is well-hidden and kind of sneaks up on you. A good one to end the night with.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SNL (127) - - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber colour with frothy off-white head. Not a lot of nose, a little floral. Taste is the expected hops, with undertones of citrus and flowers. Medium body beer, with long dry bitter finish. Soft carbonation. Everything you would expect from an Imperial - nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
8/23/2011. From bottle. Hoppy aromas with malt, tropical fruit and pine showing. Nice balance and complexity. Good carbonation and finishes strong with hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stevesie (292) - - NOV 23, 2013
From bottle. Nice, aggressive nose, pretty burnt orange. Not bad, but far too malty and sticky for me.


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