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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Our Imperial IPA is bigger and more balanced than its little brother, Ruud Awakening IPA, with a stronger malt presence and increased hopping rate. Mild caramel malt character and plenty of Pacific Northwest hops. The Imperial IPA is part of our Brewer’s Reserve Series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2685) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2013
22oz bomber. Pours a deep copper color with two fingers of white head. Nice aroma of citrus hops, and some biscuit malt. Taste follows nose with citrus and pine up front, a nice malty backbone, and a long bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StaleBeer (22) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Nice earthy aroma. Sweet malty taste upfront with a slight bitter back end. Good amber color. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berta4519 (26) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Was pleasantly surprised. Brewed with honey? Fresh juicy fruit back bone. Really enjoyed it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Nice old school West Coast (D)IPA. Strong hop aroma with deep copper pour. Good mouthfeel, but the name of the game here is hops. Strong grapefruit taste, with perhaps some pine -- and bitterness bitterness bitterness! This is a hophead's delight of a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattrad (3) - - APR 5, 2013 does not count
The Imperial by Old School House is a really good beer. I have found that the taste does change throughout the year which is expected but when its good its really good. This beer is best when you drink it in Winthrop. For a 9%er it is really well balance. It does lean toward your Washington style Imperials with its earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark orange with a short head. Decent retetion and lace. Aroma of oranges, malt and earthy hops. Light sweet, medium bittter flavor. Medium-plus body, soft carbonation, slick texture and an astringent, bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lazerlobe (37) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Really fruity nose and well hidden alcohol, this skews toward some tropical and citrus with a little pine back. Clean and big, it goes to the head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle shared with Yanick for first dinner of 2013. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose of citrus, peach, caramel malt and light resin/pine. Taste is caramel malt forward with citrus rind and resin/pine. Finishes dry resin. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Name: Imperial India Pale Ale
Date: November 19, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Mail Order, Let’s Pour
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, touch of pine, peppery, sweet citrus, grapefruit
Flavor: sweet citrus flavor, crystal sweetness, fruity, bitter citrus rind, touch of peppery pine
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8937) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle - Earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and nice malts to balance. Clear dark amber with thick white head. Rich pine, orange peel, resin and a smooth bitterness that lasts well pas the finish. Lives up to the "imperial’ standard, and definitely a beer to wreck your palate.

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