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RATINGS: 1240   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!


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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Mmmm. Itís like eating fresh pineapple while mowing the lawn. Earthy, massive slap of hop and malts. Opened bottle to a sweet smell of hawiian like fruity pineapple and piney vapors! Tastes like Iím surfiní the big malt wave, too. This beer is a definite hula dance of tropical hops! Outstanding!! Shaka!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1303) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
On tap at Thirsty Monk. Resinous aroma, with light pine. Sweet taste up front with lots is resin and pine, bitter finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3407) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
On tap (4 oz) @ Le Saint-Bock.

Appearance: Clear golden/copper with a medium off-white head and good lacing.

Aroma: Quite hoppy, but not a stunning combination of hops. Caramel isnít too far behind, along resin, alcohol and fruity notes.

Taste: Caramel forward with moderate to medium sweetness, resin, fruity presence, alochol and medium bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. A bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Resinous.

Overall: A decent/good old style DIPA. Not a bad drinkability considering the abv, but those caramel forward DIPA arenít exactly my cup of tea.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (589) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
660 ml bomber from Les Vignerons. Dark gold/light amber, percetly clear, with a big, fluffy and persistent off white head. Great lacing. On the nose candied oranges, toffee, citrusy hops notes, a hint of raspberries (or red wild type of fruits). A bit boozy to be honest, but at the same time it feels complex and mouth watering. Resinous bitterness upfront, but then you get smacked with the warming alchool presence, even though for a 9%+ ABV itís relatively well hidden. Typical caramel stickyness, blood oranges, again candied/sugary fruits. Pretty astringent after warming up a little. Soft carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Clearly more in the hoppy Barleywine terrritory than a proper DIPA and this could be an old bottle, but still decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Keg the grove inn Huddersfield. Red amber colour thin head. Lots of fruity caramel aroma. Taste same good sweetness long hoppy bitters some alcohol. Very chewy body. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (517) - - FEB 27, 2015
Keg at grove, huddesfield. Amber with white head. Very malty on the nose, bread and caramel dominate. Taste is sweet and rich, relatively small bitterness (despite the name). Medium body with oil and nice balance carbonation. Very chuffing good!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
Sour honey nose. Classic IPA colour. Rich and meaty feel on the tongue. Sour finish. Fun IPA but maybe too much lingering sourness for some.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1126) - SPAIN - JAN 9, 2015
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, resinoso, citrico. Una gran Imperia IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (106) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a really big head and some lacing on glass. Aroma of citrus and hops with a bit of pine. Taste hops malt pine seems a little dry, bitterness hangs around no real citrus flavor. Overall another good beer from Moylans.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, 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.

4.7
   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.


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