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RATINGS: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Lacking nothing, at ten percent alcohol by volume and 95 International Bitterness Units, the Decadent truly represents all that is self indulgent when it comes to drinking beer.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gururyan (609) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Poured from bomber into snifter, a golden orange, lots of lacing, exceptionally smooth, can't believe this is a 10% IIPA. Very impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (345) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Az, hogy egy bővérű IPA-val van dolgunk, már a címkéjén szereplő információk, legfőképp az alkoholfok mértékének megjelölése is sejtetni véli, mély tónusú, méz színű teste, ujjnyi vastagnál tovább nemigen terjeszkedő habfedele pedig csak tovább erősíti a keményvonalas india pale ale-benyomást. Illata puding és almakompót, aszalt trópusi gyümölcsök és természetesen gyanta alkotta kompozíció, íze pedig egy közepesen élénk testben teljesedik ki, amint a szánk különböző szegleteiben hinti szét csípőskés, édes és krémes, karcosan keserű és alkoholosan bizsergető jegyeit. Előbb a nyelvünk tövén, majd szélein telepszenek meg az erejét sugalló tónusok, majd lenyelve csatlakoznak hozzájuk azok az árnyalatok, melyek kerekké teszik a képet, úgy, mint a likőrősen édes és keserű, alkoholban áztatott, majd kiszárított gyógynövények maradandó hangulata, az alkohol férfias karaktere. Tagadhatatlan, hogy egy nehézsúlyú amerikai fenegyerek ez is, de szépségeit valószínűleg minden komlófanatikus észlelni fogja.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teromous (55) - - SEP 12, 2014
Appearance: Hazy darker shade of amber. White fluffy short head and good lacing. Aroma: I pick up the aroma of pine resin and a strong caramel sweet malt scent. Pretty average fair. Taste: Right up front I get a woody flavor, followed by the taste of caramel and a hint of alcohol. Back-bitterness is very earthy which really personifies the overall flavor of the beer. A lingering pine resin flavor in the mouth. Palate: Fairly full bodied for an Imperial IPA. Lots of bitterness. Good carbonation. Overall: It was decent but there wasn’t a great deal of hop presence in the aroma. The hop flavors were predominantly earthy, being a bit woody and pine-like. There was an alcohol presence that stood out a bit too much for a 10% ABV beer as well. I enjoyed drinking it which is important, but it’s not something I would look for in the future.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (1945) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Modus Hoperandi is a very good IPA, so hopes were high for this one, and it just didn’t really live up. Almost barleywine like in body and texture. A nice enough flavor and aroma, but maltier and less floral and fruity than I prefer in any ipa, double or otherwise. May be better super fresh. Dunno. Not bad, but well below average for a favorite style."

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VulpesVulpes (5) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Dark orange color with little head and carbonation. Very strong caramel flavor that overwhelms the hop character in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
This was a grape bomb while still holding on to the taste profile of an Imperial IPA. There is a lovely viscosity to this beer as well. The website claims citrus notes that I do not get at all but the caramel malt is surely there. It tastes the full 10% of alcohol and it has the bitter punch to it but there is a serious amount of concord grape sweetness here that really adds an unusual layer to a beer style that can sometimes (let’s face it) get a little boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
From bottle. Pours clear orange yellow with a white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, lots of citrus.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 3, 2014
I love it. Had 5 bottle sin my cellar at a time. Would be nice to taste it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Funkatrocious (97) - - AUG 2, 2014
Pour from bottle in Killeen Texas. Deep golden pour with weak head. Pretty good flavor with some sweetness. Don't really taste the 10%, I like it overall. Not fantastic, but very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (113) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Interesting honey sweetness mixed with grapefruit flavors. Booziness is masked and not very evident based on the high ABV%. Enjoyable and possibly repeatable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
22 oz bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a stem glass. Pours clear golden-amber with a medium beige head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big fruity notes, along with honey and bready malts. The flavour is intense, balanced between a moderate honey-fruity sweetness and a citric-piney bitterness. Notes of candy, malts and citrus peel also come through. It closes out with a long, peppery-spicy bitterness with a moderate sweetness. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nice imperial IPA with a fairly fruity character. I wonder if the nose has gone down with aging. It would be interesting to try a fresher bottle. 2014-07-19


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