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RATINGS: 1739   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

kansascityCW's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours burnt orange with a huge three finger head. Aroma is malts and piney hops; a touch of alcohol. Taste is fairly malty with a moderate hop bitterness throughout. Definitely some alcohol in there as well. Good mouth feel but the carbonation seems to be lacking a bit. Overall a very enjoyable beer if you don’t mind the alcohol taste, which I don’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gonzin (156) - ARGENTINA - AUG 27, 2016
Probada on tap en Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn. Agosto 2016. IPA fuerte, de color amarronado y escasa espuma beige. Esta muy bien. 7/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weevo (154) - Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle, included with my beer club six pack. Since I'm not a hophead we know where this is going. At 100 IBU's this is like the hottest sauce at your local wings place, let's do it just to see if we can. This isn't my thing, and I can't recover from the lingering bitterness. But hopheads rejoice and enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2016
Alla spina. Bionda e poco schiumosa; poco profumata, amarognola, erbacea, mediamente corposa, poco resinosa. A primo assaggio ricorda più una golden ale o una APA, me l’aspettavo più intensa. Ho qualche dubbio sulla qualità del fusto.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (1171) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 20, 2016

Butelka z datą: 25,/05/16
WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, wysoka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Mega ananasowe! Słodki dojrzały ananas. W tle karmel oraz zioła.
SMAK: Świetnie zbilansowane. Słodowość-goryczka. Karmel, zioła. Fajna goryczka: wysoka, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Klasa, klasa, klasa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a amber colour beer with a small head. Fruity and hoppy with caramel, pine and some sweetness. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisko82 (619) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Piwo ciemnobursztynowe, klarowne. Piana wysoka, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała ładnie lepi szkło. W aromacie na pierwszym planie las - sosna i żywica oraz niestety aceton. W smaku uderzenie goryczki, co nie dziwi zalegającej, ale na tym poziomie jak dla mnie to nie wada. Pełnia średnia. Wysycenie średnie do niskiego.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Orangegul kulör. Humlig doft med citrus och barr. Bra tryck i humlen vilket återspeglas i smak. Bra beska

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicke80 (457) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours golden with big head. Fruity aroma with citrus and hoppy taste. Very nice bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewTom (587) - - AUG 13, 2016
Overly sweet - more like a barley wine than an IPA but with a lot of bitterness to balance. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axl (539) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear brown to amber with one and a half finger creamy off white head. Aroma is pine, floral, tropical fruits and caramel. Taste is pine, caramel, tropical fruits, burnt sugar and slight floral notes. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and pleasant lingering bitterness paired with some alcohol warmth.

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