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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

lucklys' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Imperial IPA all the way, baby. My favorite style of beer just became more awesome. I love when I can continue to solidify my list of favorites with more proof that they’re awesome. Gubna poured a clear pale orange, almost peachy color, with a thin eggshell head breaking into wispy lacing and thin patches. Sticking my nose into it, I came away with pine, a weedy marijuana/hemp, and a zesty bite of bold pink grapefruit. All together it was very bright, but dank, and I had a hard time finding anything sweet in it - hops all the way. Once in my mouth, the pine dominated my palate, closely followed by waves of lemon-rind hops, grass, orange peel, and pink grapefruit. By the end I had a thick, bitter aftertaste of dry pine on my tongue, regardless of the lighter mouthfeel. The carbonation added a nice spicy twang to all of the hops, almost rendering it "springy." I found that it reminded me of SanTan’s Count Hopula with all of the pine and grapefruit running amok, which is in no way a bad thing as I find Count Hopula to be one of my favorite beers. If you need a way to wake up in the morning, skip your coffee and dip your tongue in this - note: I’m completely downplaying the punchy bitterness here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobblehead (55) - Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a golden orange, with white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit, clear, medium body, average carbonation, medium bitterness, long finish, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gad905 (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Draft at BD Brum, 8/5/14. Pours golden orange, white head. Aroma of lemon, caramel malt, some stone fruit, touch of tropical too. Unexpected. Tastes sweet with caramel but not twiggy, moderate bitterness, more stone fruit and tropical, touch of orange, some Summit onion character in there too. Boozy, lightish body, easy drinking for the abv. This one threw me, I think I need to try it again cos it wasn’t how I expected it to be. Just didn’t come together.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (362) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
Transferring some earlier reviews from my blog to RB. Mai 2014, Bottledog (£ 6 või 6,40), 355 ml purk. Valades kahvatult hele kuldkollane, õige pisut hägune. Vaht on valge ja tihe, püsiv, agaralt seintele kleepuv. Aroom... faghakmskamslöataaaaaaging hell!! Mõnuvärinad käivad mööda selgroogu üles-alla... See on hapu mandariin, valge sõstar (!!), vaarikas, ananass, männivaik, magus-hapukas-mõrkjas-vürtsine, alkoholisoe ja kange, ülivõimas lõhn! Ma tahaks selle lõhna kuhugi ära salvestada, taskusse panna. Soojenedes avaneb vürtsikus isegi mingi õõõrna piparkoogisusena. Juues on selgelt tunda (mitte just otseselt 10-protsendilist) kangust, kuid see kangus on ülimõnusasti kaetud kihi puuviljase pehmusega: üleüldse on jook oma tundelt võrratult pehme, vaid neelatades tungib esile linnaseline kurgukihelus ja täidlane, peaaegu leivase hapukuse ja vaiguse kibedusega võimas maitse, mis jääb pikalt suulakke ja kurgupärra väga mõnusal kombel vibelema. Kibedus tuleb rohkem esile umbes poole joogi läbides, ja oi kuidas see siis suus lahvatab, Jack Hammer oli selle kõrval minu mälu järgi üks leebe tibu. Jook on küll ausalt öeldes siuke magusamast magusama poole kiskuv, natuke veel, ja ütleks, et isegi lääge, kuid ometi on see magusus koosmõjus massiivse mõrksusega nii fantastiliselt nauditav... Üks paremaid asju, mida mu tajumeeled seni tundnud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (252) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Can (12oz $4): Golden with huge white creamy head that lasts and lasts. Lots of lacing. Mainly citrus aromas. Taste is somewhat sweet masking the bitterness. Carmel is quite evident. A bit of pineapple. Well balanced and well liked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcadia (29) - DeLand, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Can from ABC. Pours a gorgeous golden orange with a massive, frothy off-white head that sticks around and fantastic lacing. Smells of bread, floral, grass, pine, and citrus; a wonderfully light amalgam of each. Taste is bitter throughout with a long, creamy, extremely nice finish. The abv would have fooled me, because this is an extremely smooth IIPA. Acquire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
20/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - canned: IV/10/14 (2014-1237) Thanks to Jei for the can!

Clear orange beer, big creamy irregular yellow head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit soapy, sweet caramel malts, bit sugary, fruity, orange peel, some honey, canned peaches, syrup. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter, citrus, sour touch, pretty resinous, pineapple juice, sweet notes. Aftertaste: bitter, bit sweet, soapy touch, quite fruity, almonds, alcohol, some spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4656) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2014
This is a solid imperial IPA. Tons of hops from the beginning to the end. Not too sweet but a plethora of bitterness. Quite good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 25 Feb 2012 -- This is a very good malt forward IPA. The hops are balanced with a bit of an earthy flavor and aroma. Good standby IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Smells a lot like Hop Stoopid but doesn’t taste anything like it. The only hop used here is summit. I like it. Very nice malt profile and the taste is very much oniony and dense, You know this is a 10% beer. The same hop used to bitter Human block head? I’m not blown away but I had to try this. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2014
Aroma is sweet with tropical fruits, citrus and very mild pine. The taste presents a round tropic flavor with quite a lot of sweetness, ripe pineapples and maybe a touch of honey. It’s a litte sticky and ends the visit by sneaking out the backdoor, leaving you with a medium bitter, but down to earth, sensation. I detect a small hint of alcohol lurking in the back.

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