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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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4.5
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Deep bronze. Thin head. Thick sweet fruity hop character, balanced, moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA Championship, Gene McCarthy’s, Buffalo NY.golden orange, small head, bitter, slight chemical, good mouthfeel, some lemon pith

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly woody/spicy/fruity, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"More pine than citrus, but both are present. Some balance, but still showcases the hops well, and has a pretty bitter finish. Lightly fruity. Not a standout, but nice."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Really nice, clean, crisp Imperial IPA. Pine and resin flavors overwhelm with citrus flavors kicking and fighting. Impressive Imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2901) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor of citrusy & piney hops, caramel and grapefruit with a dry and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (341) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle (22oz): Slightly coudy golden color. Thin head. Smells like citris and hops. Tastes the same, but a little chalky. Moderatly bitter. Not my favorite IPA but OK. (h)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Elizabeth St., Bellingham
Cloudy amber color with small head. Fruity caramel aroma, hoppy but a bit old, light sweat. Bold, full bodied, with moderately sweet malt and caramel flavor; strong bitterness, still some hop resins and fruitiness.
I would really like to try it fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34310) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, citrusy and mild overripe fruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Herbal, dry and solid hoppy. Smooth fruity and bitter far finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maxwelldeux (4125) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose tastes a little old to me. Noticeably hoppy, but it’s like they have decayed enough that I can’t really get any distinct notes off it. Taste is bitter, but again seems old to me. Could have been good, but hard to tell. Might be isovaleric acid I’m getting. Not a fan as is.


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