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Brewed by Powell Street Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Vancouver, Canada
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (8723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 29, 2013
650mL bottle, pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is on the maltier side for a IIPA, with syrupy caramel malts, resinous hops, fresh red fruits, and some citrus fruits. Flavour is extremely fruity and malt-heavy as well, with under-ripe berries, syrupy caramel malts, and then some citrus and resinous hops fight their way to the front. Something doesn’t mesh so well here - the under-ripe berries are quite pronounced and the malts are quite syrupy. The hops aren’t that far forward - perhaps not enough were used to balance the malt? Anywho, it’s decent, but quite flawed. Good local attempt at a IIPA, but needs refinement.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1508) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
Bomber. Unclear medium copper, fine tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Citrus piney hop aroma, slightly floral. Taste is quite floral, lots of citric forest fruit, moderate pale biscuity malts. Average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Tasty tamer Impy. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6045) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Orange Amber, creamy lace Resiny grassy hops on a medium light biscuitty base. Dry grassy/herbal finish, citrus retronasal . Ok

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (737) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, amber orange with off-white head. Very heavy malt (light sweetness) with resinous hops plus mild citrus hops. Body is a little on the lighter side overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Nice piney spicy hop nose. Light sweet malt start with a balanced mid , and a long bitter hop finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Deeper orange body with little or no head. Nose of very tart citrus orange. Very citrus, Seville orange and marmalade. Lasting bitterness through the finish. Somewhat dry. Thanks Alex. Boston Round.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Hazy light tan. Aroma is light mandarin, bit biscuity and earthy. Balanced character, little bit of bitterness in the finish and biscuity mellow maltiness up front.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
Nose is cooked vegetables, dry lemon, red pepper sweetness, black pepper zing, feel is mediumbroad, taste is aluminum, cashew, dough, red grape, later leaves,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4566) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC

Malty, caramely and hoppy DIPA with some pine and resinous notes. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Jaune brumeux avec un col blanc. L’arôme du pin et houblon. Pas trop sucré pour un impériale. Le goût es d’houblon du début au fin. Simple mais bonne.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7043) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Draft - Fresh sweet pine. Clear gold with a thin white head. Very resinous and dry, but a well balanced bitterness. Nothing spectacular but very solid and easy drinking.


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