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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: pours a clear copper bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet pale caramel malty nose with a touch of tropical fruits and citrusy hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and light malty sweetness with some fruity hop notes and mild bitter balance before a drier bittersweet finish. Could be a little more assertive, but is pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2011
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear golden bronze with a dense, creamy white head that sticks around for a while. Lots of spotty lace. Big plastic nose, showing lots of pine and grapefruit as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Plastic, shampoo, grapefruit, pine, and caramel on the mid palate. Long resiny finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle: † Amberish, hazy, moderate white head, frothy, nice lacing. † Semi-sweet citrus rind nose, slight hop bite. † Even a bit floral. † Citrus peel up front, moderate hop bitterness. † Not much malt there. † This is not an Imperial IPA, at least compared to others. † Maybe a 1Ĺ IPA. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate. † I would prefer to drink Gale Force IPA over this one as this is not malty/heavy/sweet enough for a big IPA. † Not bad, just not what I was hoping for. † Yeah, 1Ĺ IPA for sure.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Clear amber color/ rich off white, lingering head. Mild floral, pine aromas. soft smooth medium body. Good tropical fruit, floral hoppy flavors on a solid pale malt base- tasty ipa @ Taphouse Grill Bellevue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (6380) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Hazy copper under a thick rocky off-ivory head. Big nose of caratoffee and lovely floral hop notes. Big fat flavor of chewy toffee and granola, and something like pecans and a little kiss of coffee. The hop flavor isnít too sharp or bitter, but just right and balancing, without too much to distract from the sweet toffee body. Almost like English toffee pudding with a punch of earthy semi bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6118) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Wow, an assault on the palate all the way ... and I liked it. Ruddy, orange-brown, with a thin but resilient head. The aroma is rich with a thick, acidic syrup. This is certainly a fully-laden drink, muscular body, rich flavors of maple, citrus, grape, pine. Big time beer at a surprisingly low 8.6%. (#5731, 9/12/2014)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
In short: A well balanced citrusy Double IPA. Unspectacularly enjoyable beer
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh, one month after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Cloudy golden-orange body topped by a medium white head with medium retention
In long: Nose of medium intensity is all about citrusy hops, been-there-done-that but never get tired of that type of hoppy aroma. Taste is sweet oranges, some honeyed fortune cookies, bitter white grapefruits, floral and almost soapy notes, residual sugars. Sweetness sensation is medium for the style. The bitterness is sharp but the bitterness level is also only medium for the style. Overall this is a nice big IPA, very easy to drink, not a hop-bomb, not malt heavy, just well balanced. Far from original, but fun to drink nonetheless. It felt good drink a nice IPA like this, I think tonight Iíll drink 6 bombers, because if one bomber of beer can make me good, 6 bombers of beers will make me feel great. Itís just common sense basic math.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5944) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Fruity nose, some toasted malts, light dank, fruit punch, pepper, citrus. Pours golden amber, great creamy head and sticky lace. The flavor is toasty with notes of caramel, tropical fruit, earthy hops, peppery hops, and light citrus. Nice dryness in the finish. Easy and smooth. Decent little IIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5580) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to GCurlow. Orange pour. Malty and a bit syrupy. Citrus. Malty nose.


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