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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This "imperial IPA" has a very strong hop aroma and flavor, however it isn’t 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 IBU’s. Hops: chinook, centennial, columbus, cascade, bullion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13426) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12927) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Bottle by thanks to Dan. It pours hazed orange - amber with a thick yellow - white head. The nose is bitter - sweet, stewed orange, peach, trimmed fruit cocktail and muffin. The taste is crisp, bitter orange, grassy, waxy citrus peel florals and peppery spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate, foamy carbonation. A bit soapy, but not bad overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours grapefruit coloured body with enormous foam pouring from my large Sam Adams glass. Mildly grapefruit hoppy aroma. toward bitter than malt. Somewhat palate erasing.Good drinking, with a little booziness in the aftertaste.Thanks for hooking me up, FlandersNed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (9684) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison during GTMW. Lot #8140609. Labeled 8%. Half hazy golden orange color. Finger of off-white head. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, moderate strength carbonation. Lightly slick. Bigger bitter taste. Light zest. Light sweet. More dry finish. Big piney resiny aroma. That’s mostly what the hop is like. Little grapefruit. Not so bad, though, pretty enjoyable to sip on. Some light caramel malt. Enjoyable, assertively piney DIPA. What is bullion hop? Never heard of that one. Pretty damn bitter. A little more balance or aroma to match the intense bitterness would be nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle, shared with JJ. Hazy orange amber, thick lacy white head. Very hoppy aroma, lots of conifer, sweet, with nice citrus oil aromatics too. Sweet palate, a little syrupy even, with nice juicy citrus and pine hop character. Certainly a sweeter malt body than many American IIPAs (more like the IIPAs from Charlevoix in Quebec), but I still found it very tasty despite the lower-than-average IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (9376) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2016
355 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Cardboard and vegetables on the aroma, herbal, jelly beans, sweet fruits and pine, hops and orange. Sweet flavor with orange and pineapple, some mild gooseberry notes, alcohol is quite well hidden, caramel malts and some resin. The aroma feels a bit off at first, gets better towards the end. Something is a bit off here though.

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