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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 14/20
thegreenrooster (4001) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour is a hazy orange with an average white head. Aroma is on the sweeter side with fresh citrusy hops. Flavor is again sweet honey malts up front then comes your citrus/pine like west coast hops. Not a total hop bomb with the sweeter malt used but this just makes it into the solid category with a decent hoppy backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle pours a murky orange with a thin white top. Nose is caramel and pine. Taste follows nose with notes of citrus. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Found this at Bottleworks over the weekend and shared it with COOP Matt tonight.. Pours a dark golden with a nice white head that shows sheets of lacing. Nose is tropical fruitiness and hints of pine... Not nearly as hoppy as I would hope for a DIPA... Flavor has hints of EtOH... the bitterness shows mainly on the finish... The hops are again tropical/pineapple, but they are still pretty light. Body seems a bit heavy without enough carbonation... I had REALLY high hopes for this one after talking to the fella at Bottleworks... but it was a huge letdown... Decent, but I would never buy again without knowing there was a BIG reworking of the recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear copper color with a large white head. A light nose of tangerine and lemon. Smooth rich, resin some lemon and oranges, low bitterness. Very smooth and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
21-Jul-13 (22-oz bottle: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2012 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA)
This beer pours a very hazy, orange body with almost an inch of light-tan head that settles to a wide ring and thin sheet, leaving ringed and patchy lacing on the glass. The highly aromatic nose is a nice balance of piney, orange-citrusy, and tea-like hops and medium-sweet, caramely malt. Similar balance and flavors on the palate, with the malt setting a fairly sweet and very caramely base while the hops have flavors of sweet tea, pine, and sweet, green, leafy herbs, with lingering, moderate bitterness. The beer is full bodied, medium in carbonation, and bordering on being cloying, but that aspect is saved by the lingering bitterness. Overall, though, this is a bit too sweet, even for an Imperial IPA. It’s enjoyable, but because of the sweetness, there’s no way I could drink the entire bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Amber with two finger head. Big piney hops and medium level of malt. Good imperial IPA, but not anything particularly special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3206) - 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

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