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RATINGS: 1558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (664) - Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Great color. Smells very hoppy, taste is smooth. Unexpected, but welcomed aftertaste. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1526) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Thanks bro for smuggling a fresh case home through a snowstorm! ... and giving me some ... !! Very clear golden amber pour. Sweet fruit, pine, light bread and some caramel malt. Resiny and quite chewy with a smooth and long finish. Very nice!! A white whale conquered. 15.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (377) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Brillant! Aroma is plenty of citrus, stone fruit, and hoppy essence. The taste is off the charts. This is the exemplary design of the style--tons of juicy citrus hops that taste so pure and true it’s hard to wrap your mind around. The malt compliments the hops, but it’s obvious who the star of this brew is... My only quandary is the "imperial amber" label. Whatever. Finish is bitter but it doesn’t overpower the luxurious hop flavor. Dang, this is badass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Draft at Blind Tiger, NYC. Rich deep clear gold, thick cresting foam. Deep pine and other riches. Clean, crisp hop bill. Resin and pine, and just the right amount of bittering. Stands up to the strong and tasty malt body. Firm, healthy beer. Everything I want in a pint. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
at My place on a Thursday night while Taylor is at "Girls Night." Pours deep bronze with manly foamy head. Aroma is piney medium strength hops. Taste is sweet pine, juicy tangy pine, heavy bitterness that works, but does leave my mouth a little dry. I like it, but prefer a lighter more floral IPA. really nice flavor though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
arn8897 (76) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours a medium amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, citrus, melon, and caramel. Taste of more of the same. Nice lacing in the glass. Nice and not to overpowering either. Very light on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlioi (13) - - FEB 25, 2015
A great beer. This would be nice at dinner or out at a bar. It has great flavor but nothing over powering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ej1oo1 (15) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Delicious! Just the right balance of sweet to bitter. And potent to boot. Definitely going back to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Salmoniform (1138) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from tallboy to glass. Amber hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is melon, orange, papaya, resin, grapefruit, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a medium body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweet with a nice hop bitterness following. Overall this is a decent brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kkleu357 (427) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bought this while on a work trip in Pennsylvania. After popping the top, the whole hotel room filled up with this huge berry aroma. Very nice. One of the best smelling beers ever. Taste was great too. Lots of citrus and berry taste, with a good sweet touch. Almost like a hint of honey. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
demannu (30) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2015 One of the best looking beers I’ve seen. Beautiful copper/amber color with a white head that laces very nicely through the entire glass. The hops dominate the flavor profile without being offensive leading this beer to be very drinkable. With that being said, I was not as head over heels as the true fans are. I think the cult following this beer has developed has kind of over inflated its rep.

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