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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 doesnít 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (424) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Golden with fine bubbles and white lacing. Tropical fruits and mango hops with malty caramel background. Pretty sweet for an imperial ipa with a light resinous bitter finish. Medium body with a soapy water feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bookman10 (584) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy, yellow-gold, with minimal head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and metal. Flavor is strongly grapefruity-citrus, with some malt sweetness underneath. Surprisingly smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Golden and clear with a dense white foam. Tropical fruit aroma and floral hints. Lots of fine bubbles for a medium mouthful. Flavor is bitter, light caramel, and biscuits. Bitterness is long but not unpleasant. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Poured from a 12oz can. Aroma is citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavors are citrus, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Actually not super bitter for a giant hop bomb. I wouldnít call it balanced but itís still drinkable for a double Ipa. Very solid beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M82 (220) - Kansas, USA - MAR 14, 2014
An attractive, vibrant, golden amber body displaying an array of tiny carbonation with a 2" tight, smooth white head leaving rounding, arcing peninsulas of lace along with several large elongated dots, this beer definitely says drink me

Big juicy peach and sweet pineapple with a mellow herbal influence accented by well restrained, bittering savory notes and citrus zest with a touch of spice on an exceptionally smooth body offering solid density, a touch of tact, and silky creamy extended residuals perfectly reflecting the aroma and flavor, bitterness dies down a bit in the residual to create a highly harmonized experience, as the residuals build the tropical fruit and herbal characteristics begin to create a glowing sense of kiwi to compliment the other fruits, very enjoyable iipa

12oz Canned on 02/24/2014 @08:19 served at 45ļ into Spiegelau IPA glass, second can into TeKu

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermearjay (22) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Canned 11 2013 April, drunk 14 March2014, from Brewdog Camden @ £9 a can!!!!!!! Grassy, quite subdued, slight pineapple perhaps. Pods cloudy, small to medium head, large foam. Malty, slight pineapple follow through from the aroma.....strong alcohol coming through, Iíd have to say average...maybe the age?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Canned 4-30-2010. I keep finding Impy IPAs that I should not be saving this long. Letís open this and see if I can still do justice to it. The tab opens without the usual "pssht," but then the froth comes out. Not a gusher like my Belgians; I only missed a few drops. Once poured, thereís a short, porous, but pretty persistent head over a hazy, light range IPA body. Nose is still pretty sweet and citrussy, but thereís a bit of rubber in there. Nah, I ticked it up to 6 because the malt comes in once the rubber is driven off. Taste is still fully malty. Hops are there as a bit of orange juice on the side. Palate is nicely thick. Thereís still some "off-ness" that Iím sure comes from my letting it sit far too long. Hops bitterness is subdued, and I still get the occasional note of rubber. But again, thatís my fault. My lesson here: Stop aging IPAís! And yet, Iíve held onto a 120-Min for nearly 10 years in spite of myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (374) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Poured from the 12 oz. can into a stemmed glass. The color has is orange with a bit of a haziness to it that does not make it completely clear through but I can see to the other side. The head is white and is about a finger or two thick with some nice lacing. Seems to be well carbonated as well. The smell is a bit of orange peel at first. Some CO2 that comes in with that orange flavor and almost makes me cough. Some bitterness is present as well and does come out just a bit. The taste is citrus but is pretty bitter right out front and just seems to get stronger as it washes over the back of the pallet. It has some bitter and spicy and is better when gulped a bit as opposed to taking small sips. Once past that strong bitterness there are few more flavor that do come out. Some slight green apple seem to be hiding in the background with some slight pair as well. The feel is a little tough for the unprepared and can be really a shock if you are inexperienced with high bitter IPAs. This beer is well carbonated and a bit effervescent. IT is pretty drinkable once you are used to the bitterness and does down well. Some nice bitter aftertaste that stays for about five to ten seconds after each sip. A good bitter, Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 23, 2014
12oz can served in a pint glass. Extremely hoppy double IPA - in a very great way.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
souder21 (1) - cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
I paid 14.00$ for 4 cans of the gubna imperial ale,poured it into a frosted glass.noticed a strong hoppy aroma like sam adams. took a taste and was hit with a sweet taste at first, swallowed it, then gaged by a very unpleasant bitter taste that lingered way to long. took one more small swallow, and realized I just got screwed out of 14.00$. lesson learned.

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