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RATINGS: 1551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous ‘new-school’ and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit – all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Beer specs:
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Erasmus_ro (1408) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Tap @ Black Door, Helsinki, thanks bluus. Pours amber with a decent, beige head. Aroma is a lot of caramel, some resin, very barleywine. Taste is along the same lines. Caramel and dried fruit are strong, but they’re balanced with pithy, piney hoppiness. A lot of resin. Very full, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xebbe (57) - - OCT 24, 2014
Jag älskar humle och denna är maxad med denna kotte. Beskan till en ciabatta med bacon, kyckling, brie och lök är något att drömma om. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (70) - - OCT 24, 2014
Pours totally clear reddish bronze. Nose has sweetness, cherry and hops. Taste is a a pleasant cavalcade of hops and sweetness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mentalmind (35) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Clear yellow pine needle juice. Very hoppy, but thats what you’ve expect. Quite drinkable after your palate is accustomed to the high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (1500) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
Very fruity aroma. Some tropical fruits. Well hopped fruity but not too heavy yet to taste. Quite heavy bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Almost a little too bitter for me to like it. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FunkyF (36) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kanske ett gammalt exemplar för all humle försvann i en överväldigande spritig smak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (7078) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 07/08/14. (Mr. Bill’s) Roanoke, VA.
Clear amber golden colour with a small frothy white head. The aroma is hoppy... well, that’s not a surprise.... it’s fresh, fruity and piney but not bitter. The aroma is not typical for a DIPA but for a much milder IPA. The flavour however is bitter and strong in alcohol and hoppiness. Very dark hoppiness. Very strong in every way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdynamo (2) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good. Beer is good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Hop crazieness...Such a wonderful hop dimension...spicy floral like dancing trough hop fields. Nice bitterness and hop flavor all the way thouigh the entire tasting of the brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1472) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Jojo, det här var i all sanning en seriöst humlad sak, smaken var obalanserad med toner av äpple, grapefrukt och lakrits. Kroppen var stabil till tusen och upplevelsen mer än väl godkänd.

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