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Natian Old Grogham Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Formerly a winter seasonal known as Winter IPA.
Palisade hops were added throughout the boil and dry hop schedule, along with high alpha American hops for bittering, Noble hops for aroma and a few other varieties in-between to balance the heavy malt profile. Rum soaked Oregon oak spires added during the final stages of fermentation bring flavor notes of caramel and vanilla to complement the bitterness.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14341) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Can, courtesy of JoeMcPhee
Cloudy dark amber color, creamy head. The aroma is hop, resiny, some vanilla, cake. Strong body, strong caramel flavor, with resiny hop, fruity too.
Double IPA by the book, very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10802) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Can from Belmont Station as Old Grogham Imperial India Pale Ale. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aromas of sweet malt, oak, heavy grassy/herb, and I think I can get some rum. The hop kind of burns my nose. Full bodied. Maybe heat in the throat. Flavor is mostly hop and brown sugar - but there’s definitely oak. This challenges the mouth with the flavor intensities. I think I get rum, but so much flavor it’s hard to be sure. Really heavy duty ale.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Pint can. This one poured all head. Stale hops, grass, earthy, and toasted caramel. Over carbonated and all over the place.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
Deep amber pour with a thick white head. The aroma is fairly earthy and sweet. A little bit of soft toasted malt and a bit of herbal/spicy hoppiness and a touch of soft sweetness. There is a touch of soft malt character and a bit of crystal character. Earthy bitterness. Light iced tea sort of flavour

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7941) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
On the train from Hereford to Inverness, can liberated from OR thanks to Wingman Willis, 18/10/13. Hazed orange amber with good sized off white headage. Nose is toasty malts, citrus fruit, bitter orange, grass, earthy hops. Taste comprises orange sherbet, earthy hops, orange pith, caramel malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the finish. Drinkable but pretty low end for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Can from Blue Dog Lansdale. Pours turbid dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is piney resiny hops, pale malt. Tastes earthy pale malty, hopcitric, with finishing mild yeasty funk notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7659) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Sample at the Memorial Day Deck Beers tasting on 05/27/2013: Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thick and fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, pine and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, malt and a bit of citrus. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Can:   Darker amber, a little dirty, frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Pithy start to the nose, alcohol, seems a little astringent.   Strong pith on the tongue, and its really pithy to the point of being overly astringent.   Falls flat on the finish, not bitter from hops, but seemingly bitter from something else.   Its like it has too much orange peel, HAH!   Does reveal some sweetness on the finish tho, which helps.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A rought IIPA in my opinion.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (6088) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Draft at the Green Dragon. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy light-tan mousse that sticks around, leaving dense sheets of lace. Big forceful floral nose that, combined with the look of the beer in the glass, creates quite an impact. Delicate but powerful grass, caramel, hazy and chamomile notes on the nose. Creamy slick body, undercarbed. Caramel and sweet creamy butter on the mid-palate. Slippery sweet finish. Too bad. Started out very, very promisingly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6029) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
On tap at Saraveza’s IIPA Fest, pours a hazy dark orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, syrupy sweetness - not much hops. Flavour of sweet fruits, syrup, muted citrusy hops. Very messy and not so well crafted. Sickly sweet IIPA.


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