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RATINGS: 349   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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vir4030 (494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 Pours a clear golden amber with a thick sponge off white head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Flavor is also, but smooth and not bitter. Slight taste of roasted malts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2013
Vintage 2011. The hop aroma is fresh, citrus grapefruit, bitter pine hops and baked bread toffee malt, bittersweet malt finish. Well balanced and fresh aroma in a 2011 bottling. Ages well. Would love to try this fresh.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rajendra82 (946) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
The orange amber colored body was clear, and the pour formed three ginger thick head. The carbonation looked subdued. The aroma was very tropical, with mango, peach, and papaya smells. There were also spicy and herbal notes in the nose. The taste was quite intense, as the spicy hops battled with the very sweet malt base. The result was not unlike sucking on a cinnamon flavored red hot. The alcohol was very warming as well, and the mouthfeel was sticky. This was a typical east coast style DIPA, with complex malt bill, lots of herbal hops, but no bracing bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color. Sweaty hops aroma, fruity and resiny too. Good body, caramel flavor, and powerful bitterness, by a resiny hop; but in its extremeness is well balanced. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James. Pours shiny, cloudy amber-orange with a thick, two-finger white head. Nose is powerful and sweet; vanilla, barley, dry hops, caramel, honey, and citrus. Awesomely crisp, yet still deliciously smooth palate and a nice moderate body. Finish is clean, tasty, and refreshing. Excellent Imperial IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bcb07 (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
Very good beer. Very nice balance, not overly bitter. Very smooth considering the abv. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Great palate, aromatic but the hop nose doesn’t follow through as much as I expected in the mouth. No alcohol noticeable which is surprising at 9.4%.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MattyKakes (80) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Michigan..huh? You are alright in my book. I love the upper peninsula. Anyways, this is a satisfying imperial. You know.. that strong IPA your taste buds are waiting for. Go for it! That’s what it’s there for. Enjoy;)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2009
Pours orange/brown with a nice off white head. Aroma is big citrusy, spicy hop. Flavor is full of citrusy, resiny hop with a nice bitter finish. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours amber copper with a foamy off-white head. Lots of resin aroma hop. Medium plus body with mild carbonation. Flavor is lots of (mostly resin?) hop over caramel. But the effect is tremendous. Finishes well balanced. Quite tasty.


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