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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Peter Fowler, The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon 28 April 2011 Sweet nose and sweet in the mouth. Copper in colour hard bittersweetness at edges, citrus flicking around, fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #213. Golden orange pour with a white head and a spotty lacing. Citrusy aroma with a little wet cardboard, sweet malts. Sweet caramel with moderate bitterness and more light cardboard, a little old maybe. (1660)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours hazy orange out of the bottle, white head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, candied citrus, touch of pine, and some caramel. Taste is sweet grapefruit, candied orange, pine, caramel, and a half bitter half sweet finish. Not bad, a bit on the sweet side.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Review from notes. Drank this about a week ago when BA was down. Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Semi-clear medium orange color. Two fingers of sticky creamy off white head. Above average retention and tons of lacing. 3.5 S: Surprisingly, malts dominate the show here. Somewhat bready with lots of caramel sweetness. Darker fruits such as raisin and plum. Hops are mainly herbal in nature. 4.0 T: This, as I expected from the nose, is a barleywine-esque DIPA rather than a balls to the walls hop bomb. Caramel malts dominate and lend a healthy sweetness. I’m picking up raisin again, but not the other stuff. Alcoholic tinge on every sip. Not too complex, but tasty nonetheless. Citrusy hop flavor. 3.5 M: Heavy body. Good carbonation. Creamy as well, but a bit cloying. 4.0 D: Good all around malty DIPA. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-03-2009 02:13:16

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3833) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle best by 7/2009: Very oaky overripe whole orange nose. Shimmering copper, thin head. Malty and woody. Moss, dirt, and overripe oranges are prevalent. Not super bitter, but very earthy. Alcohol burn is tasteful and appropriate. Pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, some pine, little malt. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, quite bitter and harsh. Starts with hop juice, ends a bit more dry. Hops have grapefruits, melons, grass and some pine. good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe @ kloneo. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of pine. Flavorur is hoppy, pine, slight malted, grapefruit, sour fruits, little alcohol burn. Fairly bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Poured into a snifter. Color is of a slightly opaque amber with a lot of orange hues. Off-white head on top, rather low in height. Retention level holds up nicely, with a good amount of lacing. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, with a nice sweetness from the malts. Nice hops flavors, I pick up a lot of Warrior and Simcoe hop flavors with a nice solid citrus note. Good malt backbone on this, but a little light. Full bodied brew with this one. Very crisp and clean Imperial IPA. Good flavors, but I can see how the ABV(9.24%) could be a bit much in a bomber.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5120) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Bottled. Hazy orange golden color, short head. Aroma of strong harsh hops, quite sharp. pine, grapefruit. Bitterness is on the contrary pretty soft, especially compared to the more harsh aroma. I was in the mood for such a DIPA, so quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Orange colored brew. Citrus, floral hops in the aroma. Flavor has floral hops, pine, citrus. Nice strong hops.


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