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RATINGS: 1244   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2008
The beer pours an attractive copper-orange color with a tan head. Sticky lacing is left behind as the glass is emptied. The aroma is that of strong citrus hops with a good bit of sweet malt thrown in. The hop aroma comes across as "wet" and fresh. Hopsickle supplies a hop explosion in your mouth. Itís not all citrus though. You are hit with pine and bitter notes as well. The finish is bitter with a lingering sweet malt stickiness. At 9.2% ABV the alcohol flavor comes through in the aftertaste. The flavor and mouth feel remind me of what you get from wet hopped beers such as Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale or Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, though on a much bigger scale. The Moylanís web site doesnít offer any clues if the fresh (or wet) hopping is used, although the label mentions "fresh hops."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
20107589 (412) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ambro206 (223) - 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 caffŤ. Aroma di agrumi e una punta di caramello. Bilanciamento comunque buono. Ottima carbonazione e corpo pieno. Una signora birra!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (346) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6553) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1348) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3576) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (599) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2056) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (546) - - 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!

   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.

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