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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2010
22oz bomber Hazy light copper in color with a short head that settles quickly leaving a light layer of foam. Some citrus, grapefruit, faint floral notes. Simcoe hops stand out. Syrupy palate, medium bodied. Sweet and bitter flavors. Fruity peaches, nectarines and grapefruit yet not any tartness. Low acidity. Overall a very nice ale. Let it warm up first.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Bomber bottle to a snfter glass. Poured dark orange-redish in color. Smell faint hops and maybe alittle of grandmas house. I felt that the taste was very standard as far as imperial DIPAS, grapefurit woody in taste hop tingles on your tongue. I would buy again, but don’t go out of your way.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2010
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thin tiny bubbled short lived head, with some lacing, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6-7) body.......nose is heavy with pine, resin, pineapple, light citrus.....taste initially is sweet malts with caramel, later sharp bitterness, with pineapple and resin notes, finishing with licorice and a bitterness that lingers....mouth feel is thick and chewy, tiny bubbled carbonation gives a flavor explosion. Another of the myriad of well done DIPA’s. BJCP 8/2/16/4/7

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
22 oz bottle served in a tulip. Pour is a cloudy, dark amber with a half inch of sudsy white head. Nose is floral, hops, pine, malt, and oranges. Taste hops, caramel, oranges, and malt. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this is not bad at all. This DPIA favors more malt than hops, though both are very obvious, so it is a great introduction to the style for people whom are not hop heads.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ononews9 (52) - Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2010
as i am not a fan of very hoppy beer, this beer does not rank high on my list. aroma is pleasent, but the beer itself is quite bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-whit ehead. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor with some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy grapefruit finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle openend in Trojka.
Dark hazy gold with a good white head and plenty of lace. Big chewy hops and a great malty backbone. Nicely restrained for an American double IPA. A great hop blend that works really well. Good citric fruit, nice grassy notes, faintly resinous and just a hint of caramel. Hint of pepper in the finish with some good length to the bitterness and drying as it goes. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2314) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Dark amber orange pour light white head .... citrusy hop aroma nice lacing ..... taste of sweet malt and citrus grapefruit hop with a decent bitter hop bite at the end a mellow and enjoyable Imperial IPA .... have had better but this ones a winner

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle. Gold amber pour. Malt, sugar, and pine hop nose. Taste is semi-creamy, grapefruit, hop. Awesome.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
750ml bottle from GBBF, shared with tashi, 2nd Sept 09. Hazy amber, small magnolia head. Booze-laden hop aroma. Rich, with decent amount of malt to balance the piles of hops. Almost syrupy in terms of palate. Doesn’t feel "double" - just feels like an IPA with more alcohol. Really naff bottle too.


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