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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sherm1016 (1147) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2012
12oz bottle. Don’t ask me why is held on to this, but I did. Pours a hazy, golden amber color with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, honey, maybe a few faint remnants of some citrus hops. Medium on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, more honey, malt, bready, with just a light touch of bitterness at the end. I remember this being excellent fresh. Now it has morphed into a mediocre barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
120z bottle from chimney .. . pours a hazy gold .. medium foam, great lacing .. . tidy finish from young at ajax, 1-0 .. . mellow stuff .. light on the hops, the abv is tame too .. . decent but probably a different beast when fresh .. . .
time to re-educate you dunce-bags. We’ll start with US presidents. This was our first president, George Washington. Let’s review. Who was our first president?
a pickle jar?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Hazy yellow-gold pour, off white head. Aroma is malt forward, some dank hops, brown sugar, cookies. Flavor is lightly hoppy, cake, bread, brown sugar. 2005 and it holds up this well? Damn.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle pours orange-copper with a dense, creamy eggshell head. Aroma explodes with dank hops, showing notes of grapefruit pith, pine resin, pineapple, florals, and a touch of catty funk. Flavor shows the same with additional light caramel notes as well as an underlying herbal quality. Overall body is moderate and the finish is moderately bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to GhostFace for this one as a bonus. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nose is great amount of malt followed by a quick hop wallop. I get a bit of pine followed by some honey and orange. Flavor has all manner of citrus, once the pine begins to fade. I get orange, apricot, and bits of peach with some honey. Light to medium in body with lingering sweet citrus in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Nice copper pour with a thick white head. Aroma is citrusy hops with a malty background. Flavor is in your face huge citrus hops,but mellowed with the malts. Fantastic stuff! I need more of this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Tasted at Dstructo/Daknole tasting. Not sure who brought this one. Floral hoppy aroma with a nice malt backing in the flavor. Hints of citrus and grapefruit in the flavor as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1044) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle, as pictured. Was somewhat letdown by this one, surprisingly. Not as hoppy as I was expecting. Poured pretty much a clean gold with a bit of a head. Smelled and tasted as expected, hops, some citrus. Just not as much bite as I wanted. Not their best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1964) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Light orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of papaya, white pepper, and mild citrus. Green hops on the palate, with more tropical fruit, booze, and dry pale malt. Assertive bitterness and light bodied. Definitely in the same ballpark as some west coast IIPAs, but with a different hop profile. A bit hot for my taste, but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2011
The Dan Journal #465. Tasted 5/5/11. 12oz bottle. Pours hazy with a golden honey hue. Moldy, lacing off-white head. Aromas of soapy hops and grapefruit with a touch ginger and a doughy mild malt note. Medium to full bodied with muted malts and candied hops. A bitter palate, but rounded out with sweet hoppy undertones. Tangy and tart with tangerine, orange and grapefruit hop flavors. Very well hidden 9%! Subtle graham cracker malty flavors. Very nicely done!


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