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RATINGS: 1625   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rosslew (306) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2014
Hop head heaven. A floral and sweet smell in the glass. Rises like a green hill. Leads you to a wonder of citrus, pine and sweetness before a wave of smooth but tangy goodness rolls down throat. 2.9std drinks, 10.4%. 12oz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hallstein (244) - Skogn, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
Pours a nice pale red, with a small head. Aroma is incredible with tons of citrus, flowers, bread, gooseberries, rosepetals and slight peach. Flavor is enormous and hoppy, but not overpowering, wierdly enough. I was expecting a punch in the face, but i get more of a balanced, hoppy beer. Flavors are of grapefruits, citrus, caramel, pine and resin with a hefty bitterness. One of the better Imperial IPA’s i’ve tasted in terms to balance.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansbjorckmalt (1) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014 does not count
Flaska SB, släppt okt -14, den här gillar jag, riktig humlejuice utan att därför vara för besk men mycket arom

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1566) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2014
@ Havregatan 141103. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget (42:-). Hoppy and fruity with caramely and citrusy notes, grapefruits and pine needles, sweet with light alcoholic notes, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copped with light to moderate head. Aromas of orange marmalade, pine, rubber, and resin. Flavors of bitter orange, pine, toasted malts and resin. Long piney finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (530) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Flaska från SB. Klar bärnsten med vitt skum. Doftar av grape, tropiskt men också lite spritigt. Smakar detsamma, alkoholen slår igenom på ett dåligt sätt tyvärr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2350) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle from SB. Amber with a thick off white head. Fruity and flowery tones. Fruit, malt, marmelade and bitterness. Full body with a nice bitter sweet after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
355mL bottle Bottled 07/08/14 Clear, viscous golden body with a dense rocky white head. Tangy hop aroma; bitter orange, grapefruit rind, sticky hop resin, pine needle, floral/grassy notes with backbone of caramelly, toasty malt. Texture is slick, oily, somewhat syrupy with a moderate carbonation and fair amount of weight about it. Seriously sticky resiny hop character - almost like drinking sap. An all-encompassing bitterness underpins the whole palate with notes of green pine needles, grapefruit skin, orange oil, green tropical fruits, woody spice. A good measure of toasty pale malt is there, but it hardly makes a dent in the onslaught of hops! Warming finish, lingering woody sappiness - keeps going, and going! Full on, intense IIPA - what you’d come to expect from the style. Aggressive, doesn’t hold back. Couldn’t drink much of it, but damn it’s nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMA (243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
Amber color. Nice head that lasts. Fruity, sweet aroma of tropical fruit. Medium body. Full taste. Fruity. Some sweetness. Hoppy bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
7stern (457) - Bromma, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Amber with thick head. Meaty and fruity aroma. Oily texture. Full bodied, but the alcohol is well hidden behind fruit, malt and bitterness in good balance.


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