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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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Hop on board and experience three "All American" hop varieties; Warrior, Tomahawk and Simcoe. which the brewers have worked into this Imperial India Pale Ale. The brewers focused in on the key attributes of each hop for the best possible interplay of aromatics and bitterness with the malt extraction. The result is a floral,citrus nose, bold bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Once again the Steam Team is on time and on track.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
30-Mar-14 (22-oz bottle)
This Imperial IPA pours a hazy, amber body with over half an inch of light-tan head that settles to a ring, leaving a wide ring of doily-like lacing on the glass. The aromatic nose offers sweet and caramely malt, candied orange, and citrusy and lightly piney hops. On the palate, itís nicely balanced between malt and hops, the malts tasting caramely, toffee-like, and fruity with medium-plus sweetness, the hops giving citrusy and piney flavors with medium bitterness. Itís a full-bodied, medium carbonation beer thatís very smooth and goes down way too easy for an 8+% ABV beer. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taosmax (25) - - OCT 26, 2013
Amber with a creamy, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, toast, and toffee malts. Taste of pine, citrus, toffee, spruce, with caramel malts, a grapefruit and alcohol finish.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
At the brewpub on tap it is a clear golden color with a minimal head. The aroma is citrus and that is what cones through with the taste a slight bitter ending that lingers on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Durango CO. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine with a smooth caramel malt backbone. Crisp clean bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This is a pretty decent DIPA. Amber colored, thick white head, and a medium body. A little slick on the tongue, lots of citrus, esp. grapefruit, and some grass. Big malty backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Well, my bros back home are all drinking Hill Farmstead, and Iím drinking this, so itís an inevitable disappointment, but really its not too bad. Kind of cheesy, but the hops are fresh. Medium bodied with a somewhat slimy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
22nd September 2009
9.2% íImperial IPAí. Hazy amber beer. Spicy hop aroma. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich mouth watering hops that are never overly bitter. Grapefruit, pineapple, lesser notes of peach and orange. Distinct licorice spice towards the end. Very drinkable and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Great lacing on a deep amber beer with rising bubbles. Big bouquet of hops. 81 IBUS is crazy. Just sacks full of forest hops. Minty overtones in the flavors. Tastes a little muddled at first...Fruity flavors are highly complex tho. Asian pair and acidic orchard fruit like white grape. Solid and big body. Great malt backbone but one that never interferes. Strong but good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
Draught at the brewpub, 8.4%. Copper colour with a thick head. Crystal malt and minty hops with hints of grapefruit. Rich hoppiness, minty with slight pomelo and guava. The malts are a light cystal malt character.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daleharshman (908) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bomber from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix ($5.99). Pours a murky red-orange with only a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and caramel with lesser hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor has some hop notes (citrus) but is rather overpowered by some very sweet caramel malts. This is the sweetest IPA / DIPA I have encountered. Maybe this bottle is a little old? Very little carbonation but at least the high ABV is well hidden. Disappointing. (215, 555)


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