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RATINGS: 366   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTown (127) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap from the Mad Hatter days at the brewery. I am not normally an Imperial fan, but this offering had less of a hop hit than most. Refreshing, but I would not have more than one at a sitting.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bomber. Pours a flaky reddish dark amber with a resilient, creamy white head. Aroma is barley sugar, red fruit and light hops. Flavor is barley sugar, fruits, caramel, resin and alcohol. Finish is herbal and grapefruit. Lingering red candy. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
1 dec 2014, bottle. Light orange, clear, some bubbles and sediment. Nose is bitter grass, resin, and alcohol. Med/full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet malt and alcohol, grassy hops aren't very bitter but they are dry and linger. Alcohol lingers a bit as well. Pretty good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1184) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2014
I think this might be a bottle I keep for the shelves. Pours a murky deep dark golden brown color. Amber. Thick off white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus and grain. Kind of a hoppy fall harvest scent. Full palate. Very dry hop bite hits me smack in the face. This is probably one of the driest beers I’ve ever had. Bitter, boozey, thick, different, mouthwatering.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
George999 (137) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Solid flavors, strong hoppy finish, does not destroy your taste buds, pours Amber to brown in color, pours a little hazy, aromas are hoppy, overall this is a strong IPA, with complex flavors that finish strong

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
pours hazy golden-orange with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. lightly sweet and spicy toasted maltiness, some bread, berry fruitiness, very boozy - calvados-like hot, peppery and fruity alcohol, some sweetness - barley sugar, hint of chocolate, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky, slightly harsh, boozy and assertive peppery-citrusy-piney finish. nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (379) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 12, 2014
22 oz Bomber. Tasted on 10/11/14. Beer courtesy of Chae. The beer has a deep copper color & medium head. The aroma had some pine & light citrus notes. The taste was smooth & well balanced with a great body & a dry clean finish. Overall a pretty nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
outlawskies (447) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie gives it a one not very hoppy. Taste like feet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (892) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a murky orange hue w/ a large foamy beige head and broken sticky lacing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2737) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2014
651 ml. bottle. 9.3% ABV per the label. Vintage 2014. Pours a medium, tiny bubbled, well retained, ivory head with some lacing, over a clear, but particle laden, dark amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is pine, resin, citrus peel hints from the hops, light cereal malts from the malts, balance to the hops, no esters......taste is slightly sweet, with light toffee/caramel tones from the malts, pine resin, hints of citrus peel from the hops, ending with a moderate hops bitterness, balance to the hops.......mouth feel, medium body, moderately sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low, with light acid. This is a relatively light take on an I/DIPA. The hop complexity in both aroma and flavor are relatively low. It has a soft hop bitterness, with balancing malts. It is nicely balanced, but is much more an "East Coast" rendition of the style than many "hop bombs". BJCP 7/2/13/4/6

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (616) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bomber. Citrus hop aroma with notes of grapefruit acidity. Pours dark copper colored with a big off white head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with a bit of caramel, but is quickly overtaken by the grapefruit citrus and piney hops. Finishes dry with hop bitterness but balances well so it's not overpowering. Good stuff.


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