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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Hopheads rejoice! This strong IPA takes the style to a new level. It’s a big Imperial IPA packed with Nugget, Palisade, and Amarillo hops. Previously 8.2%.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8509) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
2012-08-17. Crisp dark orange, modest beige head. 3+ Lovely hop aroma, nice citrus character with leafy green notes. 7+ Nice hoppy flavour, citrus melange, tangerines, good amount of bitterness throughout, modest leafy green hop accents. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate, starting to lose some carbonation in the growler but not significantly so. Very good! Growler, Campground Brewdown 2012

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft. Pours clear amber with thin, creamy off-white head; decent retention and some lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops, light fruit, and sweet malt. Flavor is light caramel malt, heavy floral and earthy hops, and light fruit esters; dry, bitter finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2956) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft. Pours copper orange with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus & piney hops, caramel and some light fruit. Flavor was sweet malts, pine, citrus, caramel and some grapefruit with a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral hops, pine notes, cookie and biscuit malt with fruity esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
12oz bottle, pours amber small head, little lacing throughout the drink. Strong hoppy flavor, the imperial taste does sneak in there. Well-balanced, complexity of hops and malts. Hoppy start, medium to full bodied, sweet hoppy impy finish. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3863) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2011
(bottle - 22 oz) Slightly hazy gold pour with a thin layer of white foam. Big hoppy and floral aroma. Lots of caramel notes as well. Flavor starts off with a big and bitter hop bite. Very dry and cloying near the middle but it actually balances out well with the heavy and peppery hops. Nice and dry through the middle and into the finish. Really nicely balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Gabe. Cheers Gabe! It pours a nice amber color with a medium, frothy off white head. The nose is a mix of pineapple and tropical fruit. All hops, all the time. The flavor is a combination of those tropical fruit notes from the hops and a nice sweetness from the malt side. It leans towards the bitter side, as it should. It reminds me of a strong Two Hearted with a little more pine and lingering bitterness. Good brew for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Subtle aroma for a big IPA. Some floral notes. Copper color with white head. Nice big hoppy wallop with bitterness on the palate. Decent IPA

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2904) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2011
12 oz, bottle from Wegman’s Williamsport, thanks MisterP. This pours clear amber with a white head. The aroma is light and sweet. It tastes light and smooth with not much bitterness but more sweetness from hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
What appears to be a super fresh bottle directly from the brewery courtesy of my boy C.D. Aroma is an earthy floral hop that goes from alcoholic flower petals to damp morning dew on the earth. Really great smallish carbonation lifts away an astringent bitterness that would otherwise be overwhelming. There is a fruitiness here that is reminiscent of unripened mango in the middle and finishes with a lemon/lime twist of acidic bitterness. Would be great with just a touch of sweetness somewhere. A nice beer, glad I got to try it. Thanks Otto’s. 2011 22oz.


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