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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
The First in our series, Saranac Imperial IPA, is brewed with ten different malts and ten different hops to make a delectably flavored and complex Imperial IPA. AT 85 IBU’s and 8.5% alc/vol This is a beer that is truly meant to be savored.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, wood - tobacco. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry. Body is medium to medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100815]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange/brown with a lacing white head. Hoppy aroma. Flavour is solid hoppy, slight liqourice edge. Subdued caramel malt flavour, medium dry. Ends mild spiced lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34273) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of grapefruit, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry bitter finish. A bit simple for a double IPA - but quite nice. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle at Ørsted Ølbar. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and berries with oxidized notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Amber colour with a mediumsized fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some sweet malts. Also some slight stinging alcoholic notes. Flavour is alcohol, some fruity and floral hops along with some mild bready and sweetish malts. Flavour ends quite much directly after you swallow the beer, so no real aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Pours an almost clear, amber golden with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fresh aroma of citrus and peach. Medium body with sweet notes of caramel and...coconut (?) The finish is quite bitter. Decent but not exactly impressive. 120108

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2012
17th July 2010
Clear amber beer. Good tan head. Sweet malt on the nose, somewhat lacto. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Sweetish creamy malt with sugary lactose gives way to fairly brutal hop. Bitter bitter orange and a trace of grapefruit. Aniseed alcohol. Trace of bubblegum as the beer warms up. Okay if slightly odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2010 Bottle. Oh...my...God. This is a powerful beer and delicious too. I see that some reviewers are panning this brew but I can’t understand why. It is chock full of hops. The head is creamy. The beer is rich and satisfying. I endorse it and think that any beer-drinker should give this Imperial IPA a go. At the very least you should get a decent buzz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17173) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle from GBBF. Reddish amber, thin beige head. Not a very impy impy IPA. Some toast on aroma. Malts and hops don’t seem integrated. Stewed hops with boiled sweet toffee malts. Not a great impy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are nice bitter hops, malt, caramel and flowers.

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