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RATINGS: 80   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - DEC 26, 2013
Pours an almost clear amber with a fluffy head. Citrus aromas. Complex and full bodied. A well made brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12oz bottle from Total Wine in Cary, N.C. Light amber hue, murky clarity with fizzy mostly diminishing white head. Fair lacing. Light citrus (grapefruit) hop on the nose early on, but as it warms I got a strong malt aroma. Heavy bitter hop on the initial taste with an average light hop finish. More malt near the end of the experience. Fizzy carbonation on the palate. I would drink it again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
glennmastrange (2214) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast, with date and sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium tan/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the extra long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft carbonation and a heavily astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. Up front itís a bit maltier than most DIPAs, and the flavor and palate start off okay, but itís not at all balanced and the finish for both is a little rough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (707) - 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 (881) - 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 (3105) - 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 (2998) - 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 (3487) - 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 (867) - 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 (2989) - 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.


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