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RATINGS: 1225   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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3.5
   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Nose is an inviting lemon/citrus aroma, very strong, with just a light bit of hay. Pour is cloudy orange with a large off white head. Gets tropical as it sits. Taste is initially bitter, lightly pithy, with a thin malt presence. Taste reveals a little grapefruit and orange but the focus here is bitterness. No alcohol presence initially but warns the ears after a few sips. Pretty nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2014
From a bomber bottle. Pours an orange-gold, making a medium white head. Aroma is of big hops and apricot and orange citrus. Tastes of dry, dry hops. Quite bitter. Reminds me if Victory's Hop Devil. From nose to palate, this beer attacks the senses. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (677) - - JUL 6, 2014
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC or Rustico in Ballston.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (26) - POLAND - JUN 27, 2014
On tap in HoS Durham, poured nice apricot colour, thick creamy head. The aroma is absolutely outstanding, there’s like every goodie in the nose. Sweet fruits, jar of marmalade with nicely balanced hoppes. Taste is quite intensive, though very enjoyable, this satisfying bitternes and so well balanced body. Great imperial ipa! Love it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (49) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle from beer junction. Average head and combination. Amber color. A hop bit e right on the first sip. However really balanced. As with all triple IPAs it's not for everyone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jayzz (293) - 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 (1496) - 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 (4058) - 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 (501) - Madrid, 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 (734) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub. Bitter, malty, hoppy dry aftertaste. Very nice beer.


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