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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1507) - Nevada, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Pours from the bottle a medium orange with a thin creamy colored head. Powerful aroma of pine, lemongrass, and orange peel. Strong carbonation with lots of hop character. Grassy, spicy, and piney hop flavors. Body holds the hops in check, but stay way in the background. Finish is dry and bitter. Lingers for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mages64 (72) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Hadn’t had this in awhile. Smells of marijuana, onion, citrus rind, malt, grass and even some pine. Appearance is transparent reddish golden. loose lacing and light carbonation. Taste is super pine, sweet and sticky malt, almost honey, citrus, grass and bitterness. Palate is sticky and lingering. medium body. Alcohol heat is there. Overall a nice Imperial IPA that I’d gladly drink again although one bottle in a sitting is about all I can handle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1121) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Strongest part of the aroma is pine a little too concentrated, sourish, with caramel and resin. Moderate white head on clear light amber. The pine continues in the flavor, not sour but tongue-numbing, alcohol with some caramel sweet and distant orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, peach and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (3986) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft at The Pine Box, Seattle. Dark, red-orange with foamy nitro-looking head. Amber malts and big juicy hops, citrus and pine. Big, warming smooth body. Creamy carbonation. Relatively harsh hop/alc bite. Bittering, light juicy finish. pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy amber with a rocky white head. A very malty sweet aroma with a lot of caramel and bread. The flavor is not as sweet, more of the bitterness comes through. The finish is dry and peppery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidd (7) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2012 does not count
Pours hazy amber, lots of complex hops. Strong and a bit heavy, but that didn’t stop me from finishing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5310) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Tropical fruit nose, pineapple and grass. shimmering amber, medium yellow head. Whole overripe orange flavor. Grassy and bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber shared by tia and HopTsing at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, herbal and peppery hops with pale malts. The taste is tea, citrus, bitter hops and candied citrus. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tia (1547) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ 18th RG. Yellow amber with didn’t white head. Smells resiny and sweet. Nice bitter hoppy flavor with a little funk. Medium hop finish.

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