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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5476) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle: Nice bronze copper color with a retentive well respecting head. Big resinous citrus hops and a mild malty base. Nothing pops out and takes the stage though. Nice hoppy flavor, ample malts and some caramel. A little on the light side. Did they really just warn me when drinking? They obviously donít know their customers, from top to bottom.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Amber in color, Clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma good malt backing. Love the flavor and the added Chinooks to the dry hop make this a great beer. Dry finish this was a great dinner beer. Strong alcohol flavor this beer can and will kick your ass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4922) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber/copper with frothy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and breast malts, light toast, light caramel, light floral notes, and some fruity esters. Flavor is dry malts, medium floral and grassy hop bitterness, light caramel sweetness, light toast, and some light fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4895) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
Amber color, big caramel and citrusy nose. Thick caramel backbone. Lots of grapefruit. Malty, simple and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at Brouwerís Hopfest. Brown hazy yellow. Nugmeg spicy nose. Tart citrussy body. Dry funky finish. Pretty tasty with some chocolate/cocoa chalkiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (4477) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a thick, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes very smooth, nutty, orange, like cereal malt, with a nice pine bitterness. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells musky, grassy, flour, with light orange

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4350) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
This beer pours a crystal clear deep copper gold with a thick head of foam that is solid, long lasting and laces the glass. The aroma is pine needles & biscuity malts. Full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel it has a soft but persistent earthy "green" bitterness that evokes a walk through a pine forest. Really interesting stuff for lovers of bitter hoppy IPAs.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (4325) - Snohomish, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3930) - 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.


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