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RATINGS: 987   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (738) - Poway, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours orange with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of bitter citrus, sweet malts, herbal/floral hops, pine, light tropical fruits and some light caramel. Taste is similar is very similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a super creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately pretty bitter, medium-long finish. Overall a tasty, well balanced DIPA that is very drinkable fro 10% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (642) - USA - APR 4, 2014
Aroma is interestingly and distinctly spicy, pepper, some citrus.appears light gold with a slight white head and thorough lacing. Taste is citrus, rye, pepper, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a mildly cloudy golden color with a one-finger, well-retaining, sudsy, white head. Lemon hard candy, Pledge furniture polish nose. Wet mouthfeel that becomes mildly astringent late. A cream flavor competes with citrus. Then the flavor becomes that which can be described as spraying Pledge into the air and inhaling through your mouth. Quite bitter at the finish. Lemon zest bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (304) - , Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2014
Fairly clear dark golden with a long lasting white head with great lacing. Nose is very fruity... citrus... melon.. grapefruit ... Funky weed permeates the aroma. Flavor has all the American hop aromas (no pine) .. the fruitiness really slams into the deep herbal qualities.. some skunky onion adds to the hoppiness but the hoppiness really goes all over the place.... pale malts try to keep things together but sorta fail when it warms up. Nice body and carbonation.... but it doesn’t jive for me the way I hoped.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trujahwarrior (478) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
Hello Gubna lol. On tap, pours a clear amber color with a thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, grapefruit, caramel and biscuit malt. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a big hop bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is oily and chewy with great carbonation and a dry finish. One of the hoppier imperial ipas I’ve had. Great balance, I like the name lol. Worth the price, this won’t disappoint especially if you’re a hophead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bigbluebuckeye (1) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2014 does not count
I had very high hopes for this one and am hoping I simply had a bad batch or something, but from the can, poured and smelled amazing, was even good when first hit the palate, but toward the end finished with a very intense chemical-like after taste that just doomed it for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frlrv1020 (61) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Leaves a nice warm feeling in the palate. Deliciously malty, with a strong bitter finish. Piney and citrusy on the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
john_chaney (15) - - MAR 28, 2014
Nothing bad or off putting about this beer. I would expect nothing less from Oskar Blues. So far I’ ve yet to find fault in their beer. Poured from a can with a canned on date 0f 3/17 (today is 3/28) into my brewdog 2/3 pint glass. Pours orange amber with a finger of off white head that dissipates to a small persistent head . Good amount of lacing. Lots of small bubbles. Aroma is caramel, floral, and a spicy citrus, and alcohol. Favor is mostly piney and floral some spicy citrus notes and a good bitter end. Overall not my top Imperial Ipa selection. Moylan’s Hopsickle still holds the crown in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (146) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Golden pour with very dense white head. Aroma is sweet grass and light tropical fruit. Flavor is similar, soft, sweet lemongrass, coconut , pine, with a bready/honey malt backbone. Balanced, unique, delicious. Incredible stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (486) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a 4oz sample. I gotta get more of this one for a more in-depth rating. Pine and some fruit in the aroma and taste. Hoppy and any sweetness is cut well by the high bitterness.

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