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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"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!


ColonelFlander's rating

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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Haza golden, white head. Aroma is hoppy, sweet, resin. Taste is sweet, resin, hoppy, some skunky notes. Skunky, grassy bitterness aftertaste. Very good!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2016
Amazing massive hoppy imperial IPA, so bloody good I can’t really fault it. Everything I want in an IIPA. Absolutely loved it, apart from the fact it costed me $18 AUD!!!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2016
On tap @ the brewpub during RateBeer weekend. Golden orange appearance with a nice sized white head. Tropical fruit, pineapple, some dank notes in the aroma. Quite malty, goopy, and highly sweet. Moderately high bitterness. Twang, resin, candy, orange citrus, pineapple, pine, and a hint of butter in the mouth. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Unsure of vintage. Golden pour with white head. Herbal, grassy and citrus hop aromas. Herbal, tea, citrus and grassy hop Flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13508) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle - pours orange gold white head - nose and taste of pine, malt, orange peel and tangerine rind - med body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Padron4KM (790) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2016
22o z bottle. Hazy orangy amber, rocky off white heads, sticky lace.
Aroma is fruity and hoppy, Loads of citrus, pine and earth, touch of caramel malt.
Flavor starts sweet, sticky caramel malt and grapefruit flesh. Starts to dry up mid-pallet, some pine resin and earthy hops move in. Finishes with some orange, and citrus rind bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1859) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2016
Bottle shared @ Cerveteca, Barcelona - Spain. Color: dark golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: resin and pine with fruity balance. Very nice Imperial IPA, well balanced. Taste: full body with resin and candied fruit notes. Good bitterness, pine and astringent finish. Aftertaste: astringent and high bitterness, sweet resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8289) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Clear golden orange coloured pour with a lasting white froth. Aroma is sweet candied hop, pine and orange rind. Flavour is big weed, hop resin, pine, orange rind, sticky hop, caramel. Palate is full and sticky, polish. Moderate carbonation. Some harshness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (3855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Moylans. Almost clear deep orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, tangerine, caramel, biscuit, light raw sugar and bread. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of citrus, tangerine and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit old school, but well brewed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1775) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Tap at Hoppy Loft, 28th January 16. Darker amber, aroma is floral, citrus, pine. Taste is bitter sweet, lots of hops, lovely


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