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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   ABV: -
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ortified by extra hops and alcohol to withstand the journey by ship from England, India Pale Ales were some of the first to explore the flavor and aroma of hops over malt. Imperial IPAs are typically brewed with significant amounts of hops to showcase hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Ten Ninety Imperial IPA explores resinous hops and rich barley in perfect harmony. Three bold hop varieties lend grapefruit, orange, pine, and pepper flavors that are steadied by a firm backbone of rich malted barley with deep chestnut and toffee aspects. Bold Cajun, Mexican, and Asian dishes complement our complex interaction of hops and barley.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Niners (5) - - FEB 22, 2014
Excellent balance for a double IPA. It has a great balance of caramel malt and resin and citrus flavors. Excellent citrus nose as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Amber with white head. Crazy fruity and spicy aromas. Fruit loop taste. Peach grapefruit and orange. Super good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rhsiung (810) - USA - JUL 9, 2014
750-ml bottle from wlvliquors. gives good head. fruity hops with a surprising and interesting sweetness. pleasantly creamy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edwardbass (539) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
This is an IIPA that almost reaches the "good" level in my book. It has a MASSIVE head rivaling some Belgians. That head is a pain in the ass because it takes a good while to dissipate so that you can actually drink it. The aroma is booze, caramelized sugars, orange and grapefruit. The taste is caramel, more orange than grapefruit, piney hops and that peppery note mentioned on the label - and also that booze. The alcohol is a bit too overpowering in the taste and drowns out the other flavors slightly. Its OK, but definitely not one I care to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours with a very high amount of carbonation, borderline champagne. Huge head evolves from and ultimately leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma has a very large amount of grapefruit and orange citrus with a light pine coming in late and is rounded out with a light caramel malt sweetness. Flavor has a lot of grapefruit and orange up front which transitions to some alcohol heat. The alcohol combines to create a hot, fruity middle with a sweet caramel malt finish. Body is modest with a very high amount of carbonation which forces the retention of the very large head. Overall a good brew but the alcohol is 10% and you can feel it with ever sip. I find this a bit distracting in the brew as the head is so prevalent. The flavors are pretty standard and make for an okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3496) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich dark amber pour with a huge khaki colored head. Aroma is floral hops with lots of citrus, grapefruit peel, pine, and caramel notes. Flavor is fairly bitter with a mild fruity sweetness. Some strong caramel and ice tea malt sweetness as well. Full bodied, very carbonated, with a medium bodied. Finishes long and bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1339) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2014
A nice hoppy double ipa. First one I had from this brewery. Really smooth and balanced. Had this at had apple ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Big and sweet triple ipaish sort of beer. Not my cup of tea but not the worst beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
A great up and coming brewery out of the Chicago area with very unique and interesting twists on many classic flavors that, to my knowledge, is only available currently on tap. This IPA is one of their more typical characters, but it works well. Very nice hop presence, without being too bitey for me. It has a very smooth mouthfeel that seems to lose carbo quickly.

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