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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A big bold Imperial IPA! The clean malt plays a supporting roll to the straight up Simcoe hops through and through that give this varietal hop bomb its bang!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (790) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3 oz sample, The Pint Room, Dublin. Amber; frothy white head. Pineapple, grapefruit, pine. Very frothy. Great balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ As The Brew Kettle Old 21 Imperial IPA ].
[ Courtesy of my Secret Winter Santa ]. Clear medium orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped fruit, pineapple, light pine. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy, fruity, orange. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140613]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2505) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12oz bottle from Giant Eagle Market in UA. Orange pour with white head. Aroma is sweet fruit and piney wood. Tastes are toasty, toffee, floral, tea, pine, resin citrus. Well balanced. Leaves a bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Would think this needs to be as fresh as possible. It was - and was very nice. 7.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Clear golden pour thick white head and thick striped lacing ..... aroma of oranges citrusy, piney hops and chewy caramel malts ...... taste is of sweet citrusy hops and sugary sweet caramel malts with a bitter piney hop ... simple imperial IPA with nice citrusy malty qualities .... Finishes with a lingering bitter piney hop bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2014
Rating from very old notes - Pours cooper with a small lasting head. Citrus hop aroma. The flavor is straight up bitter with some citrus and herbal tones. It’s medium to full bodied and a very solid brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thebullshornbar (71) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
A good example of an ever-expanding segment of American ales, this Imperial IPA uses a complex and flavorful hop (simcoe) and puts it on a pedestal. You get varying degrees of citrus, grapefruit, and tart green apple, complemented by toast and caramel from the malts, and the implied imperial levels of alcohol. I just wish for a touch more malt sweetness to balance out both the mouthfeel and flavor profile. Simcoe is a great, but left unchecked, it can overpower a beer. A good beer with a great hop, definitely drinkable, and hop aficionados will love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3248) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12 oz. bottle from my Secret Santa, umich03jm. Thanks man! Pours a hazed orang color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, mild herbal and fruity notes. Mild gum ball sweetness. Some mild lemon and earthy notes. Flavor is medium bitterness, high hop flavor, fruity and candy sweetness. Medium bodied with average carbonation, finishes fruity with a touch of bitterness. Very nice, well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1598) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
another bottle from Dr. Crackhead. yes, pours copper with a rather sizeable off white head. pine, citrus, some cattyness. big full body, light drying. as good as this years hopslam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2014
12oz bottle extra thanks to michcam8, thanks man! Poured out the Candi-Man so this should clean the palate, pours a hazy orange with a thick off white head with lots of lacing in the glass, aroma has a good kick of hops with a sweetness of malt at the same time, not over the top hoppy, the flavor has a sweeter than expected front end with a dry and fruity finish, not overly bitter but smooth through out, not bad at all, abv is well hidden, nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of orangey hops, tropical fruits and sweet malts. Flavor of piney and orange hops, almost getting a Christmas spice out of it for some reason. Nice clean maltiness. Aggressive yet smooth hop bitterness. Finishes dry. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with. Little head. Nose is full of orange and grapefruit. Flavor us the same with a moderately thick malt backbone. A moderate alcohol warming but not a hot fusel burn. Pretty good. ---Rated via intercellular device

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