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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12508) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2008
(BCTC, 22oz bottle, thanks dickinsonbeer) Medium off-white head atop dark amber body that is clear other than tiny flecks. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, pine, some mango, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol, light orange. Medium-full body, some chewiness, acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy and resin hop aroma with a small alcohol tone. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a clear orange body with a spare white head. Aroma of orange, caramel, earth, light pine, and grass. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, grass, caramel, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas grapefruit rind, orange peels, caramel, pine and caramel. Tastes of grapefruit, oranges, caramel, and melons. Nicely balanced. Alcohol content well hidden. A very enjoyable IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7449) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle from jammalamma. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had orange citrus and resiny hops with a modest amount of sweet caramel malts. The flavor was resiny and herbal up front. Soft caramel malt notes and a touch of orange at the finish. This did not seem to be Imperial at all. Maybe good for a general IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Bottle:   Deep amber in color, sediment is heavy, head off-white, huge and rocky, lacing is very sticky.   Sweet rind on the nose, pale floral, soft hop & pine.   Smells delish!   Somewhat of a soft alcoholic hop bite at the start, without a big malt backside.   Lingering rind and pine needles.   Not overly bitter, but enough to warrant more malts that aren’t there.   Seems more of a 1½ IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Clean finish, lingering bitterness.   Warming, but not overly alcoholic.   Very flavorful, but could stand to be a bit bigger and stickier.   Otherwise, it was rather enjoyable.   Thanks Jeff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, orange color with good foam, aroma is pineapple caramel, flavor has some good funky cheese added to the caramel and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2008
Objectively speaking: Classic American imperial IPA.
I like: Intense, straightforward and no-nonsense hop aroma. Great-looking white head atop the beautiful sunny golden. Sprucey, oily, resinous hop oils accompany the perfumey, honeyed malt base. Highly aromatic all throughout. Biting bitterness. Soft on the crystal malts and well-controled sweetness.
I dislike: A bit overly acidic if anything, but this was a fine example that remained drier than most.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
In short: Archetypical American IIPA. Standard but way above average.
How: Tap at Vermont Brewers Festival 2008
The look: Clear dark copper body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose in unmistakably IPA American style. Floral, resinous, citrusy and all. Malt backbone is totally adequate to support this hops avalanche with a sweetness flavour contribution that is 2/3 smooth caramel, 1/3 crisp honey. Filling but crisp body, flavourful bitterness, long finish. Clean beer. Execution is flawless. Doesn’t re-invent the style but nobody wants the style to be re-invented anyway with all those labels that would have to be redone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(22oz bomber) clear orange with oily bubbles resting on top. Nose of candied orange, pineapple, mango, very fresh and a bit dank. Taste of bitter citrus, but fairly well balanced, sweet oranges, grapefruit rind oils. Oily body and a good tasting linger.

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