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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopsythe (46) - - SEP 13, 2012
Smooth and bitter. The hops are well balanced with the malt. The 9% makes it a slow drinker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5804) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to JSquire, drunk 8/29/16.
Good clarity in this tangerine-golden body with a medium-sized, fairly well-retained, white head.
Big fruity, citric, punchy and aggressive nose has plentiful cherry, strawberry, ruby red grapefruit and very light pineapple. Sweet caramel malts balance, somewhat, but there’s certainly some resin and booze present here.
As with their other IPAs, it’s flavorful as hell, with big bursts of fruitiness, strong citrus and tangy pine and soft, balancing honey-caramel-like malts. Engaging carbonation and lingering pine, grapefruit and light sour-like resin. I like a lot of these flavors, but there’s just too much resin/acidity here and it fatigues the palate rather quickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5619) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle. Nose heavy pine and grapefruit rind, buffed caramel; pour orange-amber with a sudsy cream head. Taste very sweet and very bitter, some resin, huge pine, huge caramel/toffee, nice underlying earth/wood, strong-but-not-burning alcohol. Full body, creamy rather than crisp, bold flavor with strong lemon and tangerine citrus, quite heavily perfumed floral finish and aftertaste (which I will most remember about this one). Clean with sticky lips. Not getting terribly much of the advertised Simcoe, but I enjoy the occasional a trip down memory lane with view to sugar-and-hops booze bombs of old. [2016.08.27: 3.3]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3207) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2016
12oz WL beer thanks to fatknitty! Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finger of foamy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, rotted citrus, grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Taste mimics the nose with lots of pine and zesty bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6205) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Form a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of juicy mandarin orange and grapefruit with a bit of pine. Bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1795) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Jungle Jim’s International Market, Fairfield, OH. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Passionfruit and grapefruit rind aroma. Bright and citrusy hop taste of tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit with notes of pine and sweet malt. Mild bitter hop finish. A nicely done DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trapped (2249) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Jsquire. Pours clear rich yellow with small off-white foamy head, faint grassy hops aroma, medium carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, long hoppy finish. Very nice IPA with smooth mouthfeel despite the high alcohol content.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (469) - Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Tap at local roots. Nose is all hop with a bit of sweetness in there. Hop bite is muted by sugar up front. Little floral notes until the end. A bit too sugary for me but smooth as butter.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Bottle from Erica and Chris. Pours a nice orange color with a small tan head. Aroma is a nice resiny piney citrus hit with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Taste is nice and hoppy with a lot of grapefruit and a little pine, sweet caramel. Big bitter ending, The alcohol was hidden well here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (528) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours a golden Amber with a thick off white head. Silky creamy mouth feel with a immediate slam of those piney orangey simcoe hops. The hop taste lingers for a long time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Served in 12oz. tulip at the brewpub. Crystalline orange, thin head. Taste is strong orange/citrus, not much bitterness. Smooth body. Good use of Simcoe.


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