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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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, - APR 26, 2008
Thanks to Ramenen. Bottle: Murky explosions of herbal and citrus notes. Spices and hops all over the place but extremely well balanced. Delicious.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (572) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-13-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – The beer is served a lightly hazed copper color with a nice one finger white head. The head has great retention, but eventually fades slowly over time to give a wonderful level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is quite hoppy. The strongest is of a grapefruit hop, but other aromas of pine and an earthy nature are mixed in as well. Complementing the hop aroma is a nice sweet caramel smell that helps to balance the hop. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly sweeter caramel malt and bready base. Mixed with this is a pine hop flavor that tingles the tongue. As the taste advances the bready flavor remains while some of the sweetness is lost once a good wallop of a bitter citrus hop comes to the tongue in the middle of the taste. More toward the end a little bit of booziness comes to the tongue where when mixed with the bitter hop and bready malt leaves a somewhat burring bitter on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side while the carbonation is a touch below average. Both are great for the hoppy flavor profile and allow the tastes to really permeate the tongue. Overall – A tasty double with a slightly sweeter start and more bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1810) - 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 (188) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Piotr (27) - 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 (53) - 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 (304) - 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 (1549) - 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 (521) - 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 (743) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub. Bitter, malty, hoppy dry aftertaste. Very nice beer.


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