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RATINGS: 108   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2009
22oz bottle-pours a rich to rocky light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine hops, some malt. Taste is sweet orange/lemon-citrus/pine hops, secondary medium malt, some alcohol. Soft carbonation. When it warms some detracting/phynols show, so review is based on cool/chilled which occurred with the Double Smoked Porter too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
dmac (4212) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2009
22 oz bomber purchased from Spirits Unlimited on the Lakewood/Howell border. Poured a good looking deep burnt orange with ana verage sized frothy off white head that leaves some nice lace on my newly acquired Sam Adams snifter, nice glass by the way. Aroma was lousy for an Impy IPA with no noticeable hops at all. What was there was some soggy raisin bread notes, caramel and toffee. The palate was nice enough with a fuller slightly creamy mouthfeel, light tingly carbonation and a bitter kick on the end. The flavor was mostly malts with an emphasis on bread and a slight touch of dark fruit as well. IIPA....well if this was several years old maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours a orangish copper color with a small off white head. very nice lacing. nose is dry, piney hop notes. Palate is filmy with a bitter, dry finish. Flavors of piney hops, light malty bniscuit notes, and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (1860) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 22, 2009
22 ounce bottle in pint glass. Hazy copper orange with lasting head and lace. Medium aromatic hop slightly citrusy slightly biscuity aroma. Toasted toffee biscuits subdued and fruit and very dry assertive bitter grapefruit finish. Medium body. Fairly assertive flavor for a lower abv DIPA. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4851) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Deep copper coloured body with ruby tints, a dense tan head and a bit of orange highlights too - looks nice! Aroma of strong hops, alcohol, metal, malt, caramel and a bit of pit fruits. Full-bodied; Assertive hoppy flavour with alcohol and metal behind along with a good dose of malts and yeast. Aftertaste rough around the edges with a metallic twang and a hoppy finish along with plenty of noticeable alcohol. Overall, a good beer, definitely respectable for the style, which I donít like too much, but can find the good aspects of this beer - a ton of hops and bitterness, which differentiate this to most other Imperial IPAs. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 03-October-2009, sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2758) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
pint @ Sunset Grille. Ok aroma, toasted wheat, minor citrus, caramel. Tad hazed brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma, Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Eh, not much to grab me. Iíve been away from New England for 3 years and this reminds me why I had generally avoid this brewer. Nothing technically wrong, but uninspiring....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
ྶoz bottle) Small beige head atop murky copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch/toffee, some pine, caramel, light nut. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some floral, caramel/toffee. Medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Tap at Nside. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of fresh American hops, tea, caramel, Cheerios, floral and perfume notes. Flavor of piney and grapefruit hops, caramel, toffee and some nuts. Liked how the hops came together with the malt in this beer. Havenít been overly impressed with the Rock Art beers but this was well done.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidrobot (103) - Port Charlotte, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours a deep slight hazed copper/amber with a foaming off whtie head. Aroma is grassy, herbal, ok citrus hops- a bit stale, not quite that powerful- some orange zest, and caramel malts in the backbone. Flavor is also grassy, citrus, herbal, moderate crystal malts- caramel and toffee sweetness, and a grassy slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2009
22oz - Generously shared by Brian from the Wine Source. Thanks! Chill haze copper, thin off white head. Soft citric and flroal pine-like aromas ride a light caramel toast foundation. Clean tropical pine and citirc bitterness rounds with hints of peached molasses. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft bitter finish. Not world class, but certainly tasty...

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