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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
pores of burnt orange with a lively whitehead nice aroma of citrusy hops some tropical fruit is well. it has a great malt backbone but a nice happy kik is well. best beer Iíve had from scuttlebutt

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (727) - - SEP 16, 2014
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Sweet and fruity, biscuit malt, sharp hoppy finish. Good drinkablility, hop fruitiness covering the alcohol nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (709) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
On tap @ Uber. Pours dull burnt yellow with thin head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts with just a hint of hops and some odd funky notes. Taste is big bitter juicy hops, with light citrus and pine notes. Nice caramel malt body that fades quickly into the background next to these hops. Big dominant bitterness. Not top of the class for DIPAs, but excellent for the price. I really had no idea Scuttlebutt could do a beer this good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Appearance was hazy burnt orange gold with creamy off white diminishing 1 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are toffee, sweet malts upfront then citrus, piney hops, hints of alcohol. Taste are smooth sweet caramel malt base upfront that gives way to grassy, piney, lemony and tangerine hops profile with hints of alcohol. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then lasting citrusy, piney, grassy long finish. A good DIPA, just a tad to much pine for me.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2013
12oz. bottle in my Spiegalau ipa glass pours a slightly hazy orange color with q thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, tropical, resin and citrus. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is thin and oily with ok carbonation ans a dry finish. Overall this is a more of a tropical citrus forward double ipa. Not as hoppy as I expected though. I like it better on tap. One of my favorites from Scuttlebutt still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (304) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle in Osaka. Clear amber colour. Very bitter hop aroma with reisin and pine. Same with the flavour, somewhat cloying.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cblado (243) - Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
22 oz bomber. Pours a golden/amber color. Decent lacing. Aroma has a sweet hoppiness to it, some grassy notes. Flavor is sweet, with pineapple hop notes and a slight malt backbone. Overall, a very drinkable imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerandhockey8 (232) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a hazy bronze, thin light head with some heavy lacing. Mose is a big hop aroma, caramel, citrus light citrus. Taste is not as bitter as i though, medium bodied with sour and sweet notes at times. Finishes very well for a double, with a lingering taste and that warm mouth feel. Very cool beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Tap @ Jakeís. Orange pour, minimal white head, moderate lace. Fruity and flowery nose with moderately sweet malty undertones. Medium body, resinous hops and a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSH1976 (208) - Delaware, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Pours a clear, light amber with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma is malty and definitely not your typical DIPA. The aroma is dominated by caramel malt. Taste follows the nose but there is a decent amount of hop bitterness. Medium bodied. For a beer called hoptopia I expected a strong hop presence. This beer was disappointing but I suspect it wasnít fresh and will try again in the future when I can confirm I have a fresh beer.


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