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Papago Hop Father Imperial IPA

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Papago Hop Father Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Six different hops are used in the Hop Father and it comes out bearing 100 International Bittering Units.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Sampled at the AZ Strong Beer Festival: Extremely bitter brew on every level...missing the depth of flavors other DIPA’s possess. The pine/grapefruit stick in the back of the throat and aren’t counter-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
sampled on tap at the San Diego Strong Ale Festival Nov 2008, an event shared with what seemed liked hundreds of ratebeerians and enjoyed mostly through a straw, since my face was a bloody mess of scabs and stitches. hazy golden, citrus hop aroma. very hoppy flavor, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2007
On draught at the Papago Brewing Company tavern in Phoenix, AZ. Pours a semi-hazy orange amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some excellent retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of orange and grapefruit zest, some caramel malt and plenty of sweet citrus flavors. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a double IPA character of sweet grapefruit/orange zest and a touch of grassy hops. Finish is semi-sweet, quite bitter that linger around after the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2007 PP SAF. Mild grainy sweet aroma. Flavor is nice earthy bitterness backed by an odd sweetness. Finishes slightly crisp and grassy. Interesting take on an IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at brewery 11-12-07. Huge head dissipates slowly. Aroma is light but has some malt and a bit of orange. Taste is primarily balanced more toward spicy malt (a bit of rye?). Overall a bit light in body for a double IPA but still very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Growler acquired in trade with hellbilly (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of melons, caramel, floral hops, and citrus. Tastes of toasted malts, caramel, citrus and had a lighter grapefruit finish. Lacing left on the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5298) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2007
Poured a dark amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, toasted dough, and a bit of butter. Taste of citrus fruits, light grapefruit, tobacco, and some nuts, with a mildly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a translucent golden orange with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, cheerios, floral notes and caramel. Flavors of cereal grains, light caramel, pine, lemon and some chewy hops. Actually a little thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
(Draught) Pours a light hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, cereal, floral, and caramel. Flavor of syrupy citrus, lightly toasted malt, and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

hazy orange, wispy off white head, touch of lace, sweet citrus and caramel malt aroma, sweet grapefruit flavor, good hop balance, eternal bitter finish overwhelms everything else,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4


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