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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1172) - ESTONIA - SEP 23, 2016
Pours darker, slight amber in the colour I guess. Aroma displays some earth and herbal hops. This is not your sweet tropical IPA but more like earthy and harsh. Balance is still well developed, so when drinking it, you get a bit of biscuits, malt dust and yes, still some hop fruitiness. Drinks surprisingly easy, definitely feels lower abc than it actually has. Great double IPA, totally satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Light malt and light grapefruit aroma with light caramel. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and caramel lingers with light pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (610) - - AUG 7, 2016
wow - quite a lot in there. Grapefruit quite clear on the nose. And then in the taste too against a sweet caramel malt - citrus, some pine and herbal notes. ABV well hidden alright. Dangerous, this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3456) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Thick caramel nose, with big citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Hazy, near cloudy, gold leafy. Caramel, resiny hop (with a bit of burn), some spiciness, and long bitter tracks. Medium-heavy body, with rich and rough hop texture. Hides the alc. very well. Hop-heavy mixed up blend, but tasty and malty as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (565) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2016
355ml bottle from Favourite Beers, Cheltenham. Hazy orange colour with a small stable white head. Aroma is strong hops, grapefruit, touch of malt, also some herbal notes. Flavour is very hoppy, bitter, fruit, pine, malt notes. The aftertaste is quite bitter and floral/herbal. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17526) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from Euston Tap. Hazy dark golden with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 250316

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2858) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Draft pour pint athe Scuttlebutt. Pours an orange copper color with a lasting fizz head. Grain forward aroma. I actually enjoy this much more after it sat and wares up a bit. Good flavors, really came out this way. Some orange, and a balanced grains and hop finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Hazy orange body with a small vast and thick creamy head. Aromas of hops, malts, creamy, cookies, yellow fruit... Flavour is chalky with hops and bitters, some malts, some hop fruits, biscuit, bit of alcohol. Not really a DIPA, but still ok. Aftertaste is hoppy and bitter, or bitter hoppy. Herbal and malty... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9562) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of and shared with Ian (and others) at Merton Beer Festival, Saturday 27th February 2016 Thrusty mouth numbing bitterness, golden in colour, dry, soft in mouth, piney, zippy, fruity. Lovely beer. Cheers Ian I really enjoyed this A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Bottledog kings cross. Hazy amber lasting white head. sweet hoppy aroma. Fresh enough. Hops are big leafy and fresh hops. Big hops. Some sweetness. Better the more it opens up. Decent.


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