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RATINGS: 1220   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Red amber with a huge head and sticky lacing. A rush of fresh hops assaults the ol’ olfactory senses once you pop the cap. Amazingly fresh. One second. This is way to good to talk to you. Shhhh. Some sweet malts hide underneath the hops, but are completely overpowered (not a bad thing.) I am going to sit here and enjoy this... you can go straight to hell... I just watched 300 so I’m am going to be more of an ass than I should be.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Smells wonderfully fruity and has a cold gold color with a foamy head. The flavor is a lasting bitter lip Puckering hop citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
On tap at industry. Pours a cloudy orange brown with a slight white head. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste is bitter and caramel-like. Not at it's best I am assuming.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Rated on 5-06-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a medium sized ivory head that has a short retention, transparent gold body, fizzy carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, citrus hops and fruity. The taste is bitter, malty, citrus, grapefruit, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly hoppy tasting for the style which is surprising. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (373) - SPAIN - APR 10, 2014
Color anaranjado, casi limpio, con densa espuma blanca. Aromas de frutas tropicales, melocotón y miel. En boca entra dulce y melosa con toques de miel y frutas tropicales, para acabar con un amargor intenso, resinoso y seco que dura hasta el regusto. Muy rica.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (710) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub. Bitter, malty, hoppy dry aftertaste. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and snifter served, showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a thin layer of soft white head froth, and good cling to spiraling lacing above the diminishing head. The nose offered just a touch of sweetness, then ruby grapefruit, and a touch of pine on the back. Medium bodied, with average carbonation, the taste was citrus, some resinous notes, and a bit of soapiness, blurred by very astringent, almost biting hop bitterness, with lingering, dry, & earthy notes. I would have appreciated at least a little malt sweetness to temper this a bit, but still appreciate a good hop sting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Citrus aroma with some caramel and grapefruit. Single finger head sits on top of a hazy orange pour. Watery mouth. Taste is very bitter and full of pine. Lingering bitterness on this one. Big simcoe aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Idiosynkrasie (3249) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2014
650ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, amber colour with thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Piney, fruity hoppy aroma, slightly sweaty, resinous, hints of orange, mandarine, juniper berry, caramel malty backbone, hints of orange biscuit. Taste is biting bitter hoppy, citrusy fruity, piney, notes of lemon, orange, lemon zest, a mineral and chalky touch. Wooooaaah! Bitter, crisp, perfectly hidden alcohol, malt basis works perfectly as a pedestal for the exposition of hop glory.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dempseydog (2) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
Citrus on the nose. Lots of grapefruit. The color and appearance is very good and appealing. It is a worthwhile DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Old school all the way. Not much malt. All hops all the time. Doesn't push the limits, but for what it is it is exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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