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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1673) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange with an off white head and hoppy, sweet fruity aroma. Taste is bittersweet, hoppy, citrusy, pine notes with caramel notes into the dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1626) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, tropical fruits, and light pine. Taste of bitter pine and spruce with grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Lingering bitterness, alcohol well hidden. A good DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep gold, a little cloudy. Assertive hops but nicely balanced, with a bitter finish. Good strong IPA

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1575) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Bomber. Unclear orange, fading off-white foam. Citrus floral herbal hoppy aroma. Bitter citric pine taste, spicy earthy herbal and floral hops mostly mask the faint c-malts. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Dry resinous harsh finish. Rough and unbalanced. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Interesting DIPA. It's a hop bomb, with a very high bitterness. But there's a slightly sweet malty undercurrent going on. I wouldn't say this is balanced per se, but I haven't tasted DIPAs that are so bitter and yet have discernible maltiness. Good. B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zeswaft (1481) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2011
WHoa, wayyyyy too boozy for only 8%. Between the alcohol flavor and the stinging bitterness, i can tell you that this beer is not for me. thereís some earthy, pine flavors in there somewhere. Iím so glad that somebody left a bottle of this in the lobby and i didnít pay money for it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
On tap at Brouwerís Hopfest 2010. Pours a bright golden orange. Big, citrus hops, lots of caramel malts - a really great balance overall. Very hop-forward, but not at all sharp or acerbic. Really tasty stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1285) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1262) - - SEP 16, 2014
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Sweet and fruity, biscuit malt, sharp hoppy finish. Good drinkablility, hop fruitiness covering the alcohol nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Orange brown pour with off white head. Aroma is floral and toffee. Taste is sweet floral with bitter hops finish.


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