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RATINGS: 992   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. Columbus in early and mid kettle.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2014 - Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, and Chinook. Incredibly complex mix of lemon zest, pineapple, red berries, peach, and a hint of dank earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beermearjay (23) - 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, I’d 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. Let’s 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, there’s a short, porous, but pretty persistent head over a hazy, light range IPA body. Nose is still pretty sweet and citrussy, but there’s 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. There’s still some "off-ness" that I’m 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, that’s my fault. My lesson here: Stop aging IPA’s! And yet, I’ve 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 (378) - 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 (444) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxbier (80) - Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 Reddish gold color tan head, aroma of grapefruit. Resiny piney mouthfeel, loads of malt and citrusy hops flavors. Nice bitter finish. Delicious

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (573) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured from can. Cloudy golden color with a big white head. Citrus aroma of orange zest and grapefruit. Creamy mouthfeel. First flavor that hits you is citrus then a biscuity malt flavor in the middle then the finish is a big grapefruit flavor. After the swallow the bitterness hits butt it doesn’t linger. The 10 % alcohol is really masked. This is a big beer. A big delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ADfan (538) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Poured from the can it has a nice golden orange color. Plenty of aroma with orange zest, pine and some resin. Taste is really refreshing. Great balance of tropical fruits, mangos and a touch of pine. The bitterness hides itself throughout and then kicks in on the finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2647) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
20-DEC-2013, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends. Golden with creamy, lacing, lasting, almost White head. Aroma is very hoppy. Grape fruit and pine, and loads of fruit. Taste is malty and sweet as well but still on the West coast-side for an IIPA. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1047) - DENMARK - JAN 2, 2014
Can@home. Hazy orange. Small head. Spicy herbal notes. Grapefruit dominates. Sharp bitterness rules. May make it bit hostile. Intense alcoholic mouthfeel. Very dry. Strong beer in every sense.

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