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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Above and beyond an India Pale Ale--I2PA is radically hopped with an intense aroma and hop bitterness. Unfiltered and aged for 9 months before it leaves the brewery--not for the faint of heart. I2PA is brewed with two-row Pipkin Pale malts, Saaz, Cascade and Northwest Golding hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 5, 2002
Amber and clear, average head, some yeasties floating around and effervescence. The hops come out and really tug at your nose hairs with some strong crispness. Nice flavor, but the mouthfeel is a little bit slippery, not quite matching th crispness of the taste...but this is about the only drawback. Another winner from Rogue!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Not quite as bitter as i was expecting from the name, but still a good beer. Great Cascade aroma and wonderfully balanced hop flavour with a decent bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2002
A beautiful cloudy golden color with plenty of sediment and a thin, persistent head. Some sweetness in the aroma to accompany the citrus/hops. Again hops dominate the flavor with just a bit of malt coming through. The finish is amazingly bitter and long. I guess I was expecting more bitterness, but I thought this was great in that area. I need more bitterness, bring on Stone...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 This brew just went form one of my lowest rated beers to one of my highest. I guess that goes to show what a little experience will do for ya. This Imperial IPA pours with an orange amber body topped by a very thick off white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet, grapefruity and hoppy with slight piney notes and nice mango notes. Just incredible. The flavor is sweet, malty and fruity (mango) with a strong piney hoppiness and some grapefruit. Full bodied and smooth yet tingly on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Golden amber brown colour (like cider), thick with lees suspention (unflitered). Very fragarent, flowery/sweet hoppy nose (Golding?). Thick, resiny, chewy feel. Taste: quite malty with fruit (apple?) and flowery notes. Perhaps hints of licorish. Very hoppy and bitter (almost, dare I say, too bitter). At first its bitterness seemed to intrude a little too quickly, but with time (and adjustment) beer began to seem more balanced. Linger bitterness and warm alcohol taste in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 24, 2002
Color of amber. Aroma of roast and raisins. Bitter, bitter aftertaste. So one-dimensional and thatís why only 10/20.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2007 RateBeer Summer (Toronto) í02: 7 OZ bottle: Pours a murky orange. Bitter, chewy, murky orange, resiny, and great. The small bottle is a little wussy, but I really like the new ceramic bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rich42 (128) - USA - JUL 23, 2002
Havenít ventured far into IPA territory after a handful of bad experiences (ie ultra-bitter beer face). While this beer is certainly hoppy - thereís a reasonable amount of malt to back it up. Result is fairly balanced. The bitterness has a slight grapefruity / cirtus note to it. Body is moderately thick - but the hops / high-alcohol leave a fairly dry finish... very pale / cloudy in appearance... I think this is the first IPA Iíve had that I actually like - will have to try some others...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 Medium beige head topping an opaque copper body containing floaties. Aroma is medium sweet and heavily hoppy -- pine, grapefruit and floral. Taste is unadulterated hop -- grapefruit, pine and some floral. Mild sweetness provides some balance, but this one is aiming to be (and succeeding in being) over the top. Medium/full resiny body. (Toronto Ratebeer Gathering -- 7/22/02): Deep golden unfiltered. Aroma: Hopped to Hell (and back), with some alcohol presence noted. Hoppy hoppy flavor, but malts keep it fromgetting too far askew. Slightly alcohol burn shows up onswallow, along with even more hops. (7/4/8/4/16)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2002
As someone else noted, itís not the carnival of northwest hoppiness you may be hoping for. Slightly astringent and raw in itís bitterness. Iíve seen this on a keg list at a local mega distributor - $99.00 for a 1/4 (yes, 1/4 not a 1/2!). That keg price is insane, but a bottle here or there for $3.50 isnít bad.

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