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RATINGS: 377   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20į Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

rubbishystuff's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Thanks to iNBe for this. Big piney,herbal hops. Dark amber sweet malt. A little sharpness to the overall flavor. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1793) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Hazy amber. Nose thick with lemon citrus, orange, faint lime, mild caramel and some booze. Flavor is tangy lemon and orange bitterness with caramel malt. Some more booziness. Juicy, tart lemon finish. Medium+ mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Slightly hazy brilliant golden with a thin foamy cap. Pungent floral and grapefruity hop aroma you can smell several inches from the glass. Lovely sticky sweetness but also has a floral resin tone and a bit of orange and grapefruit resins. Delightful flavor that brings subtle earthiness to an otherwise bright and slightly piney but very floral and very citric rind flavor, leafy resinous bitterness, then a stern caramalty sweetness behind it. Very balanced but very big, very flavorful. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1132) - GREECE - JUL 5, 2015
355ml bottle at home. Almost clear golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty, pine, citrusy fruity, light grassy, caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4621) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Aroma is yeast, bread and citrus. The flavor is citrus, fruit, spices, malts and a mix of slight sourness/heat/bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctipping (216) - Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Copper colored. Makes me think itís going to be malty before I even try it. The head disappears quickly. Not so aromatic, really. Less than I would have expected. I smell a caramel maltiness more than hops. Maybe a bit of piny hops. Good hop flavor, maybe not like a DIPA should have, but itís good. Hardly any bitterness from the hops. The malt flavor is apparent. Not too sweet, just enough to balance the hops. Just thick enough to justify the 9.4% alcohol. Carbonation is maybe a bit low. Makes it feel slightly too creamy for the style. I thought maybe it was a bit astringent in the finish, but that seemed to go away after a few sips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tapthis (168) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
an orange color poor, with a small head. has a pine aroma with a hint of citrus. Has a strong malt and bready flavor which subdues the hop bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Hazy brown copper pour with tan head. Aroma is sweet hoppy caramel. Taste is nose with a pinch of grass. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (800) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma is vegetal (boo!). The taste is cleaner, but still only average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and bread. Flavor of bready malts, citrus, caramel, piney hops and grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4031) - Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours barely translucent dark honey golden-brown with a thin buff head. Hoppy aroma had a strong citrus note and a malty underpinning. Strongly hoppy flavor has firm fruity notes, cotrus and apple, plus malty and caramel hints. Fairly firm texture is rather fizzy. Put on yer Imperial hat!

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