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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle 65cl.
Alc. 9.24%. Unclear medium orange color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, grapefruit, orange, mandarin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
From bottle, blind #24. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small off-white head. Distinct pine wood hoppy aroma. Bitter and mild fruity flavoured. Distinct wooden hops touch with a light grapefruity touch. Bitter and dry finish. Holds a lasting pinewood hops flavor into the far finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A hazy amber beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet hoppy lending it notes of both grass and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of caramel and lots of hops giving it notes of grapefruit, but also with a light alcohol note, leading to a dry bitter and grassy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Intense and fat hop aroma with some overripe fruit. Quite full-bodied, sweetish caramellish malt and a pretty solid malty feel. Again some overripe fruit. Perfumy hops in the finish med a surprisingly discreet bitterness. 290509

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2009
Bottle #24 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
Bottled@SBWF2007. Amber colour, not much head. Aroma is really strong fruity hops along with some grassyness. Flavour is toffee, caramel, bigtime hops and overall quite pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19188) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear pale amber. Juicy grapefruit aroma. Soapy and perfumy with lots of cookie malt. Full bodied and full flavoured with long salty finish. Not the most complex of beers, but really good anyway.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 2009-05-29, blind tasting at Papsø’s, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Hazy copper color; medium head. Nice fruity American hops (Simcoe? Chinook?), ending bit resiny and earthy. Good caramel flavor, sweetish, missing the darker side, therefore more appreciated, with very good fruity hop (bitter oranges first, then tangerine and mango touch). Well balanced. Perfect mix of caramel sweetness and fruity hops, even if we start knowing this, therefore not original. Excellent.

2007-09-20, bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy copper color. Medium hoppy aroma, resiny, sweet, very light cheese (Roquefort). Powerful, good mouthfeel, correctly sweet and strongly hopped, resiny. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
22nd September 2009
9.2% ’Imperial IPA’. 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.


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