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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9052) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
355ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy gold with a thick white head. Aromas of caramel and orange. Taste is sweet, orange. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of orange and honey. Flavour of grapefruit, maple syrup and sweet melon. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Very soft fizz. Sweet and tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Mixed on this--MB loved it, I wasnít so sure. Lots of grass and straw flavors to it--a bit much to me so that it becomes a little harsh. Slightly astringent finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3898) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from stirchley wines. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, hops and fruit. Taste is fruity, some stewed fruits and caramel with hop bitterness. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6157) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Stirchley Wines via Sarkynorthener cheers Martin; clear amber pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet caramel and some tangerine, taste has sweet caramel, sticky mouthfeel, ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle, pours hazy gold / amber. Small white head. Aroma is piney,light medium caramel malt, passion fruit, lime marmalade. Medium sweet, balanced, finish is drying and medium bitter, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2162) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2015
More carmel and hop bite than much else. Not an amazing IPA in any way. Not a bad beer, but not an incredible DIPA. Aroma is almost more hops and sweetness than anything else. Thin fading head. Purchased in Wisconsin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle. Nose caramel and earth mostly, touch spice, touch alcohol, otherwise C-hops and mild resin. Poured cloudy dark orange with a short tan head. Taste strongly bitter, attenuated and pretty dry, picking up more orange peel and a little dank wood character, faint dough, and the leafy hops also impart a bit of orange marmalade. Alcohol not as pronounced as Iíd feared but itís still hefty without burn. Toast, caramel, earth, light spice, lightly floral, strong and growing pine. More dough and a little crystal in the finish. Body very full, medium-crisp, avoids sugary meltdown. Clean but the hops are a little raw, and overall doesnít jump of the page. [2015.11.06: 3.3]

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - JUL 31, 2015
On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Hazy delight. Impressive balance. A well-assembled brew with some interesting complexity. Finishes long, strong and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3312) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Golden with haze, creamy white cap with great sticky lacing. Aroma has caramel and orange zest. Taste has heavy caramel malts, toasted malt, orange peel. Citrus and caramel malt aftertaste and light hops, bitterness is a bit restrained. Overall, a decent beer, pleasant but could be a bit more aggressive.


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