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RATINGS: 1224   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle at Brew Haven festival. Musty hop, sweet fruity aroma. Clear golden with a medium off white head. Well balance sweet caramel malt and bitter hop flavor. Medium bodied, sticky. A good solid IIPA, but I’m not quite sure why everyone seems to go so ape shit over this one.


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 (593) - - 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 (48) - 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 (286) - 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 (1479) - 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 (494) - 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 (732) - 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 (2280) - 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.


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