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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Remember that first thrill ride and mind altering experience? Jet Star Imperial IPA shatters your senses in a way that has not been seen since Spokane’s ’74 World Expo. Jet Star is a roller-coaster ride of double dosed hops, packing 115 IBUs and 8.1% alc/vol. One heck of a flash-back.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Hazy blond color with medium head. Intense aroma, yellow fruits, apricots; mellow; later, a bit of pungent animal aroma appear. The mouthfeel is quite dry and lean, although also minimally oily; good malt flavor, a bit toasty, and with some fudge/toffee; very strong bitterness; the hopping is resiny and fruity, although in the very end there is a bit of chicory bitterness; I may sense infinitesimal diacetyl, not enough to disturb though.
Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Draft. Clear amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some lemon/pine, alcohol. Medium body, some resin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a foamy/creamy near-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, but it’s not harsh resin or citrus. Sort of mixed floral/citrus over a light, pleasant caramel backdrop. Near full bodied. Flavor is very hoppy - there’s hop burn. Still it seems floral and citrus. Amazing amount of hop here. Not even noticing the malt til I think about it. Suddenly I get light pitted fruit - apricot. Amazing. (that’s twice for that word). This finishes smoothly and hugely bitter. Extremely pleasant to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate complex bitter flavor with a moderate complex bitter finish of medium to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber color, large thick cream colored head. Nice aroma of pine and flowers. Taste is bitter but floral pine resin and summer fruit. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of skunk bud, earthiness, mustiness, pine and citrus. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, skunk bud, mustiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering pine finish. Not sure what Beaver was drinking but it does’nt sound like what I had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy copper with a medium, finger-tall, frothy off-white head, long retention with excellent, sticky lacing. Aroma is pineapple, apricot, and floral hops with apple and pear esters, cracker and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, light malt and fruity esters with clean fermentation characteristics and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, spicy carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a touch hazy, dark copper appearance with an off white head. Spicy, slightly vinous, pear, lemon, grapefruity aroma. Chewy, tangy lemon, grapefruity, light caramel, a bit juicy, bitter flavor. Not all that great. Not sure what Ratman was drinking but it does’nt sound like what I had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7729) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bomber from State Line. Pours thick and turbid deep orange with 2-finger frothy white head and a shitload of floaties. Nose is pine-needly hops, tangerine, pineapple, grapefruit, tannins, caramel malt, in roughly that order. Tastes of intense piney/resiny hops, tannins, caramel malt, pineapple, mango, with a very bitter and IBU-heavy finish. This one has a Peter Northian IBU load, but doesn’t have the balance or the pop of the masterpiece IIPAs.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Sweet orange malt and strong alcohol/acetone aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange/peach malt and light bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Thankfully doesn’t taste nearly as harsh as the aroma.


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