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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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This "imperial IPA" has a very strong hop aroma and flavor, however it isnít as bitter as the Gale Force IPA. There is a strong malt backbone to offer a level of balance but with over two and a half pounds of hops per barrel it resonates hops from start to finish. With so much flavor happening you miss the 8.6% alcohol by volume so be careful when serving or drinking. Hops were added at every stage of the process...it was dry-hopped with chinooks for two weeks. 75 IBUís. Hops: chinook, centennial, columbus, cascade, bullion.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1325) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
This beer pours a crystal clear deep copper gold with a thick head of foam that is solid, long lasting and laces the glass. The aroma is pine needles & biscuity malts. Full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel it has a soft but persistent earthy "green" bitterness that evokes a walk through a pine forest. Really interesting stuff for lovers of bitter hoppy IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanan (70) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2014
Bottles. Close to as advertised. What's missing: Can taste the extra alcohol. A little too dry under it all. Somewhat like sucking on a tea bag. Pissed that's it's more expensive than regular products. Definitely prefer Gale Force, which was $2 less for a sixer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2154) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
big broom straw thru out the experience. hoppy a bit in the backround with grapefruit citrus. slick and a bit syrup like the brew is somewhat sweet which gives a candy like dimension to the grapefruit. some caramel in there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (124) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle in Osaka. Clear amber colour. Very bitter hop aroma with reisin and pine. Same with the flavour, somewhat cloying.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1066) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Bomber. Unclear orange, fading off-white foam. Citrus floral herbal hoppy aroma. Bitter citric pine taste, spicy earthy herbal and floral hops mostly mask the faint c-malts. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Dry resinous harsh finish. Rough and unbalanced. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (823) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours light amber in color with an off-white head. Aroma of dank hops. Big bitter flavor with little sweetness. Finish is long and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tea, overripe orange, nose, caramel underneath. Cloudy amber, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Resinous, medium to full body, easy carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Pine and overripe orange. Fairly good balance. Pretty darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at the Hangover. Lots of hops, decent maltiness, less chewy than usual dipa. Little hit of sweetness. Full bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottled. Pours a dense dark gold with foamy white head. Big hoppy aroma. Big body with big bitterness. Minimal maltiness. Lasting hop flavor and bitterness. Okay IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1315) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruits, and light pine. Taste of bitter pine and spruce with grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Lingering bitterness, alcohol well hidden. A good DIPA.


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