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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2010
Draft @ Washington Brewers Festival 2010, Kenmore, WA. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy pine and grapefruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with bitter hoppy piney grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18608) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy variegated amber color, tiny white head with poor retention. Aroma of citrus, pineapple. Taste is bitter start to finish, citrus and pine, chewy, dry finish. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17458) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Deep bronze. Thin head. Thick sweet fruity hop character, balanced, moderate bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13206) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours light amber with a large foamy beige head. Aroma is heavily floral over light caramel. Flavor is piney/citrus/floral with pine seeming to come on predominately. Certainly true to the NW traditions of hop/hop/hop. Nice long smooth bitter finish. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12636) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2010
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, orange/grapefruit, bread/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pine, bread. Sticky medium-full body, light resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12131) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12130) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
22oz bottle-pours copper with a big retaining offwhite head. Aroma is pine/ciitrus, some medium malt. Taste is biting/harsh resin/pine/herbal hops, some medium malt, alcohol. Slightly slick. 3.3 Better cold. Aroma has some orange. Taste has some bready/caramel. 3.7


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