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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%.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing - dark red, cloudy beer - sticky sweet, resinous hop, and light fruity ester aroma - the hops are earthy and potent, but the malt sweetness overwhelms them rapidly - some cherry, strawberry, and sticky caramel - the hops never get a chance to shine - too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is resin, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is resin/herbal hops, secondary medium malt-caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (5083) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2010
This poured a bright medium orange color with an off white head. Aroma was a decent amount of citrusy hops, light fruits, and caramel malts too. Flavor was sweet sticky malt, very bitter hops but not much hop flavor and a strange salty taste too. A bit disappointing.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, medium sweet, lurking alcohol. Finish is medium intense grapefruit. Medium-full body, slightly sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2602) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Pours a small thin offwhite head, retention is short lived, of course there is,nt much to be retentative to begin with. Minimal lace, thin, web like. Lightly hazy, copper orange hued brew. Nose is soft with caramel and distant pine and citrus notes, light fruit. Body is medium, under carbonated, lightly oily with an unexpected tartness/astringency. Medium sweet caramel malt flavors, grapefruit, lemony citrusy hop flavors seem subdued, somewhat thin. Finish is fairly dry, lightly fruity and bitter with an unfortunate underlying astringency that keeps making itself known, distracting. Thanks to mj for the bomber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5195) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle at Pilsner Pete’s RBSG. Pours a clear amber. Nose and taste of citrus, bitter hops and orange.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1809) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Purchased while travelling. One of my favorite styles of beer though this one didn’t quite stack up to some of the better ones in this category. Still quite tasty though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
tap @ Otto’s - huge caramel malts, piney floral hops. smooth but astringent. finishes warm and boozey. something off in the balance.


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