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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   IBU: 136   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Hopknocker Imperial IPA OG 1098/136 IBU/10% ABV An Imperial IPA to satisfy the deep craving for hops, and please the Big Beer Boys at the same time. If this one does not put you in your place . . . your scary!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (13590) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2007
Draft sample at brewpub. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Sample at the Sam Adams beer tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 07/30/09. The beer is a mostly clear light orange color with a medium off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the cup. Mild hops aroma with touches of malt and citrus. Medium, clean body with hops and bready malt flavors. The finish is moderately hoppy and short. Overall an okay IPA, and a below average IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber, almost brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, grains and toasty. Follow with some citrus. Sweeter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Not an ipa, It is a harsh, carmally, boozy strong ale. Like a poor mans arrognat bastard. What were they thinking?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
A strongly red ale malty characteristic to a secondary hoppy ale. Drinkable, but not what you would expect from a DIPA. Drinkable on some nights, not for me tonight. Middling mouthfeel, off-white coloured body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2006
Michigan Brewers Festival. Orange amber body with a small creamy beige head. (3+) Mild sweet orange and muted resin in the aroma. Flavour have muted not quite dilute resin and hops. Average palate. Pleasant but unexceptional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bonus beer shared by Dave at the Sam Adams Beer Lover’s choice tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/30/09. Cloudy brown pour with a thin off-white head. Caramel malt aroma with some booze and the slightest bit of hop. Smells more like a bock or a b-wine than an IIPA. Caramel malt flavor with a dry hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2008
2008 MiBGF: Reddish amber with an okay head. The aroma has notes of catty and resiny hops, pepper, caramel, bready and roasty malts and a bit mineral. The taste starts with a bitter astringent note with a malty backbone, Slightly spicy finish. Strange mouth feel chalky yet sharp. Okay beer, needs crisper hop profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2005
On tap @ MBGF: Moderate citrus hops in the aroma with some floweriness. Transparent amber with a small off-white head. Sweet citrus up front with a citrus and pine hop finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Peachy coloured, off-white head. Mostly fruity notes present nice array of pears, apricots, oranges, but not much else. Feels a bit smoky in mouth where the fruitiness keeps on stronger than ever with plenty of citrus and a very dry character. Meidum bodied, light-average carbonation. Simple.

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