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RATINGS: 1751   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
this is killer stuff. If you like Hops this is as close to chewing on a fresh hop cone as you can get. Delicious and dangerously drinkable. Good stuff y’all!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
JFParnell (64) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
This is a premium imperial india pale ale. Has all the resiney goodness of a great hop without any of the grapefruit and bitter after taste. Top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle pour into a pint for this brew. 2013 vintage. Simcoe comes through strong on this awesome dipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (658) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Pours an cloudy orange amber with a small white head, some mild lacing. Aroma of citrus pine hops, some orange peel, caramel malt, fruity and yeast notes. Taste has sweet caramel malt, bitter orange peel, yeast and fruit citrus pine hops. A full body, smooth and slight sticky mouth feel with sweet bitter notes on the tongue. Finishes with sweet caramel malt and sweet bitter orange peel pine hops on the end is quite bitter. This brew seems to be dominated by hops. Overall an imperial IPA to the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwik-lime (1706) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Obviously very well hopped, sweet, but the character is overwhelmed by the alcohol here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. I was hoping this would live up to the "Hopslam replacement" hype I was hearing, but it doesn't even belong in the same sentence. Overly boozy, no semblance of balance. I can see why some people would like it, but this isn't my speed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
twgordon (40) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle to glass. Lots of pine in the initial blast followed by hop blast. Good palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Very nice. Two inches of light foam. Not overly intense. Nice. Drinkable without being overwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3030) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Cask at the American beer festival 2013, White Horse, Parsons Green, London. An orange/amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, pine, citrus, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, pine, citrus/tropical fruit, bitter. Excellent DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 On tap at independent ale house in rapid city. Nice green hop aromas. Very bitter hoppy and resiny flavours. This one hits back pretty hard. Very nice.

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