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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 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.


BückDich's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (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 don’t know their customers, from top to bottom.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (606) - - JUL 31, 2015
On tap @GarricksHeadPub. Hazy delight. Impressive balance. A well-assembled brew with some interesting complexity. Finishes long, strong and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2976) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Golden with haze, creamy white cap with great sticky lacing. Aroma has caramel and orange zest. Taste has heavy caramel malts, toasted malt, orange peel. Citrus and caramel malt aftertaste and light hops, bitterness is a bit restrained. Overall, a decent beer, pleasant but could be a bit more aggressive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2117) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
A decent double IPA. Pours a dark, malty looking toffee red with a heavy, dense off white head. Nice citrus and spicy hop notes up front with pine and grapefruit, caramel. Well balanced but very malty for my liking. Alcohol is laden on the finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours Amber with a huge foamy head. Slightly over carbonated. The aroma is very nice, notes of Belgian spice and grass. The flavor is peppery above a nice malt base. The hops come through early and often. Lingering after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bomber from Capital Market. Hazy amber in color. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Some sugary sweet notes and sweet hops. Citric hops up front, moving into a bit of a sweet malty flavor. Good hoppiness throughout. Well balanced with a sweet malty thing going on.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, fruitiness, earthiness, yeast and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, light pine and light citrus with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdjuice (457) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a sparkling amber with nice lacy head. Aroma is quite piney, with malty sweetness also present. Not so much hop flavor present, mostly comes in as bitterness quickly on the finish. Initially dominated more by caramelly, rye bread malts. Overall hop flavor is quite piney and earthy. A good solid IPA, but maybe lacking the little extra you want from an IIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (273) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2015
Pours hazy brown with a thin white head. Aroma seems typical to regular IPAs: hops, grass and earthy flavours. Not very strong here though. Taste is quite bitter which is expected but lacking in hops. Mouthfeel is soft, carbonation is not too heavy, a bit on the watery side. Decent beer but nothing spectacular. I find it lacking especially for an IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (639) - - JAN 24, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (803) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
Poured from the tap. Slightly hazy medium orangey golden yellow with white head. Grapefruit hops, a sweet bready malt with a subtle bubblegum-ness, quite dry resinous finish. Almost a dry sticky palate. Flavours don’t quite meld in my opinion.


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