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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1164) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4014) - 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 isn’t 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
Draft @ Elliott Bay - Pours a translucent but very deep golden orange, with a moderate rocky head. Floral hoppiness, fresh flowers, rosewater, some light alcohol burn. Truly smells like fresh hops dispersed in the glass. Mouthfeel is resiny oils, backed up with sweet caramel toffee maltiness. One of those beers that saves the day

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6332) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at Bottleworks, pours hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of piney hops, grapefruit and citrus. Flavour of intense grapefruit, pine hops, and citrus. Excellent mixture of potent flavours, without any harshness. Wonderful IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michaeloc61 (1) - - OCT 1, 2011 does not count
Not a Beer snob, I just love beer! This beer is incredible, delicious from the start, hard to stop until it kicks your butt! If you like an IPA you will enjoy this beer! GO DAWGS!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaydubbelu (14) - Monroe, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pint from brewpub. Hazy and hopchunked pour with minimal head. Decent thin lacing from the white froth. Pungent grapefruit and citrus rinde in the nose. Some solvent alcohol in the flavor was the only real flaw. Not a total palate burner either. Some residual caramel sweets and biscuit malt. The keg hops in the glass were a nice exclamation point.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2010
On tap at Brouwer’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6672) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours hazy light gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, pungent herb, some lemon. Taste has a nice amount of sharp lemony bitterness with some herbal tea leaf qualities. Long bitter finish, more than the Gale Force that I just had. Nice sweet bready malt balance. Good stuff. Better than expected after being let down by the Gale Force.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10977) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours light, translucent copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of resin. Med + body. Flavor is heavy, juicy hop nearly eclipsing a decent caramel backbone. I’m getting significant hop burn. Flavor is strong mix of citrus/resin and the malt. Hop heads should enjoy the bitter, bitter, hoppy finish. I do.


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