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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 297   ABV: 9.9%
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An Imperial IPA with 120 I.B.U’s


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Now brewed under their alias name, McKenzie Brewing Company. The beer is now only 9.5%, ONLY. Delicious beer. It will knock your socks off.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, as McKenzie Hopasaurus Rex. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is light, buttery with notes of citrus, caramel and pine. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, not really that well defined, smooth and easy to drink but undistinctive. Lingering harsh bitterness gives away the IBU, but the ABV is pretty well masked.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nutemeadowz (1) - Gold Beach, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
floral, grass, citrus, vanilla, banana, orange, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, all in all very drinkable IIpa. balanced enough to cover up alcohol, but not mind blowng as far as complexity. aroma reminiscent of a highland scotch when glass is empty and warmed, must be the malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottled as McKenzie Brewing Co. Hopasaurus Rex IPA. 100 IBU, 9.5% ABV. Dark orange-brown pour with a good sized off-white head. Nice retention and lace. Heavy caramel and barnyard malt aroma with resiny, earthy hop elements in the background. Smells sweeter than it tastes. Light sweet, medium bitter flavor. Full body, creamy-sticky-oily texture and a long, yet subtle bitter finish. Malty style versus aggressively hopped. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle with the McKenzie label. Pours hazy light copper with a foamy off-white head. First impression was resin aroma, next was non-citrus fruit, then citrus. Full bodied. Almost chewy. Very hoppy with a fair amount of brown sugar background. I’m going with earthy/resin/citrus for hop flavor. It’s pretty smooth - the hop burn is mild, but the hop impact on the mouth continually increases. It finishes very, very hoppy. Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
An imperial-style India Pale Ale. Extra deep gold color, extra strong, extra bitter, extra aromatic, extra everything. This was a very delicious IPA, rich and smooth with ample amounts of flavor and malt character. The hopping is so aggressive, but it never gets out of hand, it still stays balanced, right into the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured orange with a big white head that lasted forever Hose of citrus and pine hops. Medium plus body. Smooth in the mouth. Flavor is caramel malts with ripe tropical fruit ,and floral, citrus and pine and a long, dry flavorful bitter finish. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4903) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. It is lightly hazed cinnamon beer. A fluffy off white head with a big mesa of foam the consistency of shaving cream in the middle. An aroma of malts, complex fruits, caramel, and yeast. First sip is big bitterness. Citrus, and pine. It is also full of sweet malts. The second sip brings tart bitter lemon flavors that grab the back of my throat. There are all kind of flavors here. Floral, pine, and citrus hops that are more complex than those three words. The bitterness faded some and the fruit and malts came more to the forefront. This settled into a very easy to drink 9.9% ABV beer which is very dangerous. Not one of the great IIPAs but still is pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Orange pour with a minimal white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, citrus and mango. Flavor is nicely balanced. A little sweet, but a good bitter kick. Lots of sweet tropical fruit. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
On tap @ the brewpub. My notes are as follows: "Holy FRUIT Batman! Awesome fresh pineapple, mango, grapefruit hops hops hops! Fresh, tasty, balanced, bitter. Oh yeah." I guess I liked it.


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