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RATINGS: 1737   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

hapjydeuce's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottled and on tap numerous occasions/locations. Rating is for bottle. Clear gold color with a fat rocky white cap of foam. Aroma is immediate and intense; grapefruit, pine sap, rum cake and hay. Very nice, makes me salivate! Flavor begins with meaty sweetness which turns into an epic mouth-raping hop assault. Resinous hop bitterness throughout the back end with more citrus character and woody pine. Finishes sweet and a bit heavy. Overall enjoyable, however I find it a bit too malty/sweet. I’m a sucker for the big IPA’s that can pull off more of a crisp, peppery, dry floral finish. Alcohol on this one is a straight dome-shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kosmokrator (846) - 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 (1160) - 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 (556) - 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 (613) - 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 (1027) - 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 (454) - 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 (580) - - 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 (530) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pedro_Pinho (154) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
Beutiful copper with off-white head. Really powerful hop aroma. Nearly perfect balance between sweetness and bitternes. Really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithld1 (191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pint at the great British beer festival. Kicked off with this and don’t remember much else. Good stuff. Proceed with caution.

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