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RATINGS: 1720   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Tap at Sugar Maple. Pours a clear golden orange. Aroma is piney hops with hints of citrus. My rating seems to trail of into illegible markings on the page. Must’ve been pretty good. Granted, it was after drinking 3 other DIPA’s.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at papsø tasting. clear yellow, smooth whtie head. caramel, dry bitter hoppy aroma. flavor is very hoppy, flowery, bitter, grape , yellow fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. High hoppy, toasted, fruity, resin, high bitterness, light malty, cheese, piney, citrus, grape fruits, oiley, very bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
On draft at Hoptomic 2011. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Nose is lemon, lemon grass, malt, and light apricot flesh. Flavor is similar with lemon and grapefruit hops followed by hints of pine and a fair malt presence. Finishes with a lingering hop burst. Very nice; one of the nicest of Hoptomic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
orange amber color, nose is fantastic hops, pine some sweet malt and did i mention hops??? flavor is a hops overload but in a good way, usually not a fan of citra hops beers but this is wonderful

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Feels like a thousand IBU, a lot of sweet malt backing it up. The alcohol is huge and is well hidden by the taste. Very drinkable.Bottle from Premiere.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, hops, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, straw, alcohol, fruits, and spices, leading to a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39989) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy hoppy. Sweet, caramelish and rather fruity to floral hoppy. Bitter and yet fruity with a sweet sense into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (7757) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours bit hazy deep golden with a medium off white head. The aroma is citrus, peach, caramel, light passion fruit and grape fruit. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of pine, grape fruit, peach, citrus, sweet malt and it ends up quite bitter and grape fruitish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Vintage 2011. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Herbal, medicinal hop character. Solid body, sweet fruitiness, massive hoppiness, a bit roughish, very bitter end. 170665


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