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RATINGS: 1251   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 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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3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ColonelFlander (6) - SanDieattle, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
So here’s the question...Next time I’m in the mood for a beer like this should I... A: Grab a Moylans Imperial IPA OR.... B: Get a three foot water pipe, an ounce of Tomahawk hops, and a few sticks of coconut incense... Whew....I don’t say this very often, but I’m glad I split this 22oz hoptacular oral chainsaw of a beer with a fellow beer bro. Poured into a large snifter so as to harness the incredible aromas of pine & floral hops. Close your eyes, and bury your nose into the glass to get close to the substantial, creamy white head of this dark orange/yellow offering. It’s not hard to imagine standing in the middle of the evergreen filled High Sierras after a light rain, a nose truly worthy of a "5/exceptional" score if there ever was one. The taste...well, a bit of sweet pale malt, umm a touch of citrus, and....oh ya, an insane (borderline obnoxious) amount of Tomahawk, Cascade, and Centennial hops, that unceremoniously rip through your taste buds, leaving you thirstier than when you started. It’s sort of like getting hit in the mouth by a moist pine cone, but in a good way. I have to say though, I’m glad to have experienced this “extreme” beer, and would (in small quantities) like to have it on occasion. If anything, I’d just like to smell it again. This beer goes well with nothing……NOTHING I say. If after a few sips, the beer you are drinking can turn an aged, four year old white Canadian Cheddar into Velveeta, you know you are dealing with some serious ale….Good luck.…Enjoy


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1642) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Tap at cbf15. Hazy golden color, white head. Multifruity and sweet notes, hops and malts, nearly perfect. Sweet body, big fruitiness, super dry and hoppy end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Punkero (65) - FINLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Faint aroma. Cloudy appearance. Gentle IIPA, strong, but balanced. Big. Large. Hops hops hops.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlinyDad1952 (62) - - MAY 13, 2015
IM SICK OF TIRED THESE BREWERYSWHAT SAYS DUBEL IPA AND HOPS ALL OVER THEY’RE LABEL. WHEN THEY DONT EVEN DO THEY’RE OWN HOPS. I CHUG 2 SIPS OFF THIS AND HOW. IS THIS MY WATER? LET ME TELL YOU IT SHURE TASTEING LIKE IT. IT SEEM LIKE 124 IBU. THIS CRAFT BEER SHOW HOW PLINY IS THE GREATEST (ITS THE GREATEST),, I HAVE ADVISE FOR THIS BREWERY MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS1 MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS MORE HOPS! MORE HIPS ! MORE HOPS ! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS! MORE HOPS!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, bitterness, alcohol, malt, caramel, citrus and pine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3267) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Sweet fruity aroma and taste, nice tropical citrus notes coming through, some caramel malts, pine needles, overall pretty solid brew this. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (5503) - 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 (840) - 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 (461) - 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 (272) - 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 (462) - 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!


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