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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We brewed this one because we just canít get enough of those hops. IPAís seem to be a great choice any time of the year. They have a great malt flavor and hop profile, just what a beer connoisseur is looking for. We decided to give this one a bit more hops. Try this with a strong cheese like a very sharp cheddar, cloth bound, aged if you can find one.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2010
A nice little BIG IPA. Hops are defined with a luscious malt backbone that brings a sense of creaminess to the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
Very sweet nose with plenty of toffee covered by woody, citrus hops withan undercurrent of cat pee. Opaque tan body is topped by a low off white head that recedes rapidly to a partial cover. Although there is plenty of hop character it barely conceals the sticky sweetness. Alcohol is apparent in the backend. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle shared with presario.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 1, 2010
Foaming bottle. Dark amber. Small head for a foaming beer. Stong woody hop nose. Woody hop flavour. Lots of caramel malt. Hint of soap. A lot of body and malt. Sugary caramel a little strong for hops. Noticeable alcohol stands on the sidelines.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1278) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2010
The aroma is pine oil hop with a touch of pungent citrus: grapefruit/tangerine. An earthy, musty malt base. Appears beautifully cloudy amber orange. Decent head with beautiful lace. Nice carbonation. Textbook. Typical Imperial IPA flavors: roasted malt, a woody hop with bitter citrus at the end. Very mild, but with a bitter finish of wood chips and mild oak. Feels fizzy in a milky coating. Mostly smooth with a dry, ashy finish. Overall, a pretty mild Imperial IPA. Very drinkable, and a surprising 8%. Decent, underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bomber courtesy of Doodler poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, lemon, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange zest, lemon, earthiness and pie with a smooth dry lingering bitter earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Cloudy copper pour, small white head. Aroma of orange zest, grapefruit, earth, caramel malt, and a touch of evergreen. Flavor isnít fantastic- pretty well balanced with pine and caramel, but not complex. Palate is a bit thin, and could use a bit more carbonation. Decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2010
22 oz bottle.
Hazy burn orange, with a rocky tan head.
Aroma is a big dose of caramel followed by subtle hints of grapefruit and pine.
Flavor is very similar to aroma. Caramel is big and sweet up front, but the hops are not far behind. Grapefruit, pine, resin, with a little toast underneath it all.
Finish is long with a nice play between pine and citrus.
Not overly complex, but well balanced, and one I will have again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Thanks to Redlight for cracking this. Big copper pour. Pungent citrus hop aroma. Taste is big bitterness, stickiness. Lots of citrus notes. Me likey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle, thanks to redlight. Sticky and sweet. Has a little age on it. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Hazy orange brown with an inch of off-white head. Aroma is super sweet and orangey (like orange soda). Taste is very malty and pithily bitter with fruity English yeast character, and metallic English hop bitterness into the finish. $4.15/22oz


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