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RATINGS: 120   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20074) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
25th January 2015
Light haze on this gold beer, tidy white head. Palate is smooth and has decent fine carbonation. Decent malt base, a light creamy sweetness. Hops start with a spicy resin followed by marmalade and grapefruit. Bitterish citric peel before a spicy finish and linger. Nicely done, very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Hazy golden to light amber color; medium sized compact head. The aroma of malt/caramel is dulled by a paper feeling. The body is leaner than expected; malt/caramel flavor with a feeling of paper and vegetables; relatively strong bitterness, with some resins and not much more hop qualities; light sweetness in the end.
Not bad, but it seems unfresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (16286) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear gold with a thick, frothy off-white head. Crackery pale malts in the nose, ripening citrus fruits, lemon rind, pale grains. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol kick, orange rind, pale bread, minerals, oily pine. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming and resinous on the finish, more pale bread, pine, ripe citrus. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle split at the Bespin cloud system, thanks to Danny, 21/01/16. Lightly hazed orange golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is bitter orange, straw, citric pith, toasted malt, caramel drool. Taste comprises orange pith, melon, grapefruit, straw, light bread, mineral trace. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Ok DIPA but far from top draw.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14909) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Tap at Dig Beer Bar, Osaka. Amber color, good creamy white head. Aroma has pine, resin and forest. Medium-bodied. Flavor has also piney resiny hoppyness. Creamy and covers alcohol very well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2006 Draught at BPP: Cloudy copper-amber colour. Big piney, slighlty zesty hop character. Very bitter, like chewing on hops. Piney, with woody back notes. Not much balance here and the hops arenít especially bright - Iíd like a fruitier, livelier mix.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13232) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours light, translucent copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of resin. Med + body. Flavor is heavy, juicy hop nearly eclipsing a decent caramel backbone. Iím getting significant hop burn. Flavor is strong mix of citrus/resin and the malt. Hop heads should enjoy the bitter, bitter, hoppy finish. I do.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12166) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness, earthiness, yeast and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light pine and light citrus with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber from Total Wine Manassas. Pours a clear amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops with a bit of citrus. The taste is caramel malt, herbal hops. Medium bodied, low carbonation, really not hoppy at all for a DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Bottleworks, pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour of intense grapefruit, pine hops, and citrus. Excellent mixture of potent flavours, without any harshness. Wonderful IIPA.


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