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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (706) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
pores of burnt orange with a lively whitehead nice aroma of citrusy hops some tropical fruit is well. it has a great malt backbone but a nice happy kik is well. best beer Iíve had from scuttlebutt

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (820) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Draft to small pint glass Grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and spruce...three Cís at work Reddish amber wi a long lasting white head Grapefruit, mango, resin, and caramel. Very nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3086) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
Amber color, big caramel and citrusy nose. Thick caramel backbone. Lots of grapefruit. Malty, simple and enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2917) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy amber, small off white head, good lacing. Aroma is pine and caramel. Flavor follows. Bit of citrus. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Medium sweet, medium bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malt forward, as you get a little subtle toasting along with some earthiness in this. Taste is a little sweet up front, and actually ends up feeling a little resiny. Not a great example.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2013
The aroma has me speechless--just cant think of words, pleasant enough, a little cherry, sweet but also woodsy. Flavor is grapefruit stained with caramel, not harsh but near, though in a simple fashion. thin and drying in mouth. lightly hazed burnt orange with thin off-white head. alcohol finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle - Tropical fruit, grapefruit and resin on the nose. Clear orange with a rich white head. Pine and resin with a hint of orange a balanced malty sweetness. Decent but average IIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours copper color with light head. Light aromas of oranges, brown sugar, and pine. Flavors of toasted malts, brown sugar, and bitter orange peel. Quite carbonated - flat bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Hazy amber,small beige head.Salty hop/malt nose.Full bodied well balanced palate.Decent hop profile,big malt in back.Long hop finish. Good lace

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2126) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
12/8/2011. From bottle. Caramel aromas with malt, spice, citrus and floral notes. Hazy amber color with a white head. Good balance with a hoppy finish.


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