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New Glarus Unplugged Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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"Some people paint, some sing, others write...I brew." --Daniel Carey A few times a year we will cut Dan loose to brew whatever he chooses, uncensored, uncut, unplugged. The bottle you hold is handcrafted for the adventurous soul. We brewed this one small batch, and make no promises to ever brew this style again. Warning: Caution. Our Imperial IPA will smack you In-Your-Face. This is an aggressively hoppy IPA. An explosion of hops including East Kent Golding, Cascade, Tomahawk, Warrior and Chinook dominate this pale summer brew. IBUs delivered like you’ve never enjoyed before. Our imperial IPA is alive with a bottle fermentation that catapults hop aromas to the front with bitter notes that will dance till dawn on your palate. Serve immediately at 45 degrees F. Thanks for Supporting the Arts. --Daniel & Deborah Carey


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma is pineapple and citric hops, a touch cheesy with a sweet caramel malt back. Flavor is much the same, the sweetness comes through more still with a ton of citrus and mango fruitiness. Finishes sweet, not much bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cards04 (1823) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
Wow. What a hoppy brew this is. Pours a clear coppery colour. Aromas smack of mango and other tropical fruit. Sweet fruity flavours momentarily then it’s all business. Huge bitterness takes over. Like chewing on pine needles. Delicious stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyhwcinc (1491) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed after a nice greasy fish fry on a pretty lake in St. Germain, WI. Appearance a slightly cloudy golden amber with a thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma is rich in pine and citrus hops, light alcohol, smells rich and potent. Taste is pretty damn good, light fruit, piney hops, sweetness from the malt, also a very subtle vanilla presence. Really enjoyed this stuff, another great brew from this series.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2193) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours and orange with a nice white head. big floral / citrus hop aromas. med to full body with a smooth citrus bitterness with orange peel and lemon notes. some caramel malts come through. light vanilla lingers. bitter finish with citrus notes lingers after.... excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2743) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Pours amber with a lacing white head. The aroma is citrus and pine, some fruit and just a hint of caramel. The flavor follow. Lots of bitter hops providing a dry a quenching drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
12 oz bottle from a trade with Zach. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is strong with sweet grapefruit, lemons but also the occasional whiff of hard alcohol. The taste is bitter hops forward with lots of oranges, lemons, and a bit of pine. The malt base is fairly neutral not imparting much except a taste of biscuit. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall a top shelf IIPA. Thanks.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (657) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Really good experience. Pours a lovely golden yellow with nice, thick, long-lasting head. Floral and hop aromas. Flavor is strongly citrus--grapefruit--with nice, bitter hop residue. Trust the folks at New Glarus to turn out a really fine double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coldbrewky (1431) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
I’m back in THE basement of beer at long last....(12 years to be exact)...some of you may think your cellar is special. I think mine is. I work hard at it, and my collection of brews to casually pick an choose from is fairly respectable. The problem with this particular situation, and your perception of it is that the basement that I am speaking of is not my own, but Bert’s. Yes, a few weeks ago, I was able to visit for a short time, one of the beer demi-gods that live amongst us mortals. You may know him as Slob, Sloth or Slothenstein if you’re not into the whole brevity thing. This was the house beer that we used to clear our palates of any misunderstanding. Those of you who know him, or have had the chance to trade with him have a stable understanding of what I am droning on about. A strong grapefruit and pine resin nose makes one wonder if someone is felling trees during breakfast. While th body is a deeper yellow usually reserved for corn ridden lagers, this beer evokes a breathtaking albeit thinner body. Pinpoint lacing mesmerizes me during the conversation and makes me lose my concentration. Hops nearly drown me in humulone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4925) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2012
From a 12oz bottle, poured a light amber color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is serious pine with a sweet malt aroma (touch of honey?). Flavor is light pine notes with a nice resin character to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with a big off white head that stays well and laces the glass in sheets. Aromas of oranges, some grapefruit, and underlying caramel malt. Flavor is well balanced between grapefruit hops and caramel malts giving some orange flavor, some pineapple, good grainy notes too. Nice balance and good medium body. 10% abv is covered completely and the bitter dry finish leaves you wanting more even after the glass is empty. Of course.....Retired.


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