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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full-bodied imperial/double IPA, hopped solely with citrusy Amarillo hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a nice orange color with a white head. The nose brings some citrus and a bit of floral hops. Taste is slightly restrained without as much hop flavor. A bit of caramel in there as well. Bitter with a dry finish. Drinks well and is a nice brew overall. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-02-2010

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1310) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Tap at Piece. Pour is cloudy copper with a small whitish head. Aroma is large resin and citrus hop with a caramel malt backbone. Flavor is true to nose except that the hops are a bit more resinous than the description would have you believe. The finish is also lightly malty with a sweet kick. Nice beer with a heavy hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2009
Dark and hazy for an iipa, which threw me off a little. But a nice big fresh lupulin aroma.. big time citrus, amarillo, cascade hop flavor. Nice balancing malty finish...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
Draught at BrewPub (which called this beer an Imperial Red Ale): Aroma of hops, Amarillos out the wazoo, and light pine. Poured muddy brown/orange/very deep amber in color with a very small, off-white head that lasted as a film on top of the beer. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter, and slightly sweet. tastes of hops, Amarillos, and slight malts. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly dry, Amarillo and slight malt finish. 7.5%ABV is totally hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2009 ultra unfiltered body, quite apple cider like. had to check with the server to make sure this was its normal appearance -- ive had many unfiltered brews but this one suffers as a result, extremely murky. nose is IIPA fruits, nearly muted. flavor is great balance of crunchy toffee and big hops, grapefruit and soured lime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
tap at piece...darkl mostly murky raisin brown pour with a thin soapy light beige head... softer sweet floral hop aroma with a backdrop of caramel malt... flavors of sweet citrusy hop with just the slightest hint of bitterness in the finish. medium carbonation. nice dipa but generally a little too sweet and could have used more bitterness. drinkable but prefer piece’s other dipa offerings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2009
Tap at Piece Post DLD ... light fruity hop nose .. sweet sweet juicy fruits ... mellow soft mouthfeel ... bi too bitter in linger.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9224) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Draft at Piece. HOPS! Amber pour. Small head. Damn the hops fill your nose with their earthy and citrus wonder. You get notes of the malt but the hops dominate. The flavor leans to a big hop bomb but is tamed by a solid core of caramel malts and some good fruitiness. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7154) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
On tap at Piece. Poured hazy deeper amber with a short cap of oaky-hued head. The aroma was a delightful hop bomb filled with pine, grapefruit, and grassy notes.. sweeter caramel backing picked up medium-skinned fruits as it warmed.. well-presented. The flavor was spicy and increasingly assertive as it warmed up.. caramel at the core supported floral, pine, and cat pee bitterness.. very long, warming finish. Rather sweet and grainy on the malt front along with heavy bitterness on the palate.. only decent flow.. warm, kinda boozy finish.. solid overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4399) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port, left over from the strong ale fest. Light amber pour with white head. Quite bitter, floral, citrus, and biscuits and caramel malt. Very hop forward beer, but also has this kind of funky flavor that I cant put my finger on. It’s alright, nothing great.


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