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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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%.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4622) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Bomber. Heavy fruits and hoppy nose, lychee and orange and strong malt. Clear orange pour with a billowy off-white head. Huge caramel with orange peel. Really ridiculously juicy hoppiness with low-medium bitterness. Strong alcohol, intense hoppy flavor. Medium body, too-strong alcohol lingers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks to CaptainCougar. Cloudy amber - white head. High hoppy, sweetness, caramel, candy, toasted, knækbrød (Swedish flatbread), grape fruity, piney, light wooden notes, nice bitterness, light dryness. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
22oz bomber courtesy of CoolJosh poured into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear golden amber with lots of bubbles streaming to the top feeding a big creamy head that recedes pretty quickly, leaving a soapy cap and some decent lacing. The aroma is full of sweet, juicy citrus, with oranges and tangerines dominating. There is also a more perfumy floral aroma and a hint of toasted caramel in the background. There is a big astringent bitterness up front that seems more floral than citrus with the perfume coming out. There is a light caramel malt backbone and the finish is bitter with pine and hints of citrus. The sweetness is not nearly as prevalent in the taste as in the aroma. The mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied with plenty of carbonation and fairly dry, especially in the finish. Great mouthfeel for me. This is a very hop-forward DIPA that is heavy on the floral hops, with a resinous presence in the taste that lingers after each sip. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Hazy orange with a medium off white head. Aroma had loads of hops, pine and grapefruit notes. Flavour likewise finished bitter,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
22 fl oz bottle, courtesy of CaptainCougar.. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Dry peachy and slight wooden hops aroma. Dry fruity and hoppy flavoured. Bitter and dry. Citric and fruity lingering hops flavoured finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of perfumy hops. Solid body, caramel and fruits with perfumy hops that leave a massive bitterness. 300809

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Arrived at the table as clear amber liquid with no head. The nose was citrus, mint, and caramel. The flavor was very floral with some citrus. Body was a bit thin causing the intense bitterness to come across as harsh. Alright.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On draft at Otto’s. Transparent amber, creamy thin head. Fresh hop nose of orange, mango, a little mint. Flavor has more balance but is less invigorating: sweet orange dominates minor earthy hop, pine, and breadcrust, which continues into the short finish. A little overcarbonated, helping the orange sweetness dominate. At three weeks, this is still pretty nice and rather fresh, but in another three, I’m not so sure it will be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
straight from the heart of Penn State 22oz bottle Hazy pale body with small off-white head. The aroma is cotton candy, herbal and citrus. The flavor is caramel, dough, grapefruit and pithy. Medium body, soft carb and slightly thin on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1148) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2009
(bottle thanks OSLO!) Pours out dark amber with an off-white head that sticks around. Aroma is at times quite good, but at other times rather boozy. There are scents of mango, light pine, sweet caramel, and a bit of honey as well, but these are occasionally drowned out by the alcohol. The flavor is fairly one-sided with some sweet caramel in the beginning that quickly transitions to a full taste of bitter grapefruit peel and a bit of juniper in the finish. The finish is so bitter that it in fact dries the mouth. Mouthfeel was medium and carbonation was smooth. A good DIPA, although not as complex as some others.


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