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RATINGS: 1246   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!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rcasta (839) - - AUG 8, 2009
gracias pollo en tu casa del lago con ramenen es hoppy y asi como les gustan al aleman y al gordo. semana de agosto 2009


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5400) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ 3N tasting. Deep Amber with a small head. Nose of string hokey. Sickly sweet, fruit leather. Strong, sweet and hot. Taste is similar. Woody aggressive bitterness. Melon fruit leather. Caramel. Full and sticky, oily.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (698) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 28, 2015
Tap at Fermentoren Aarhus. Pours a clear, light amber with a fairly big, white, long lasting head. Aroma has not surprisingly loooots of hops, but also a lot of pale malts. Pretty earthy despite seeming to be pretty fresh. Alcohol is not very well hidden. Taste is a mix of a very pale malty sweetness. Almost some hay, and then of cause lots of hoppy bitterness. Not very fruity, but mostly grassy, malty and skunky. Still some citrus peel though. Taste is less alcoholic, though the taste is very powerfull.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (421) - randers, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
Nutty, grassy citrus aroma, appear pale with a small White head. Taste heavy bitter light sweet. Average carbonation. Full bodied, with a long finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (238) - ITALY - APR 20, 2015
Una birra di carattere. Intensa. Si presenta con un colore ambrato carichissimo nel bicchiere e una buona schiuma. Al naso aromi nettamente erbacei. In bocca amarissima quasi tendente alla sensazione del caffè. Aroma di agrumi e una punta di caramello. Bilanciamento comunque buono. Ottima carbonazione e corpo pieno. Una signora birra!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
Tap. Pours clear golden with nice white one finger head. Aroma is do dank! Juicy hops, skunky hash, pine, ripe tropical fruits, very intense. Malty bready background. Slight booze. Taste is hoppy, juicy, grape, skunk. Really oily and turns dry bitter. Oily hoppy mouthfeel. Some warming alcohol. Low carbonation. Long lasting dry finish. So dank! Would like to try it all fresh!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6623) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
22 oz. bottle at home from notes. Pours a hazy amber color with a small, creamy off white head. The aroma had piney hops, resin, caramel, grapefruit and orange citrus, with some alcohol showing. The flavor has piney hops, resin, alcohol, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, toast bread, with more general hop bitterness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1357) - 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 (3614) - 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 isn’t 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 aren’t exactly my cup of tea.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (621) - 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 it’s 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 (2115) - 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.


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