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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Overpowering perfume. Dripping with luscious hop flavor. And, oh what a body. You’re in for one helluva experience!


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Aroma is fairly malty with a lot of floral hops and only a hint of citrus. The malt aroma has quite a bit of caramel an some darker biscuit. There is also a hint of alcohol. The hop aroma is definitely floral perfume with a hint of citrus and resin. Pouts a clear amber- copper with hints of gold. There is a fairly thick off white head that has good retention and lacing. Medium small legs. Flavor is similar to the aroma with quite a bit of caramel and biscuit malt notes. The hop notes are a bit fruitier than in the aroma but are definitely quite floral. The flavor has a stronger citrus, especially grapefruit note as well as more resin. The finish has a bit of a tropical fruit note as well as some floral character. A light alcohol flavor in the finish. The bitterness is fairly smooth and not very aggressive. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly silky with medium low carbonation. The alcohol warmth is moderate and astringency is very low. This beer is fairly easy drinking, but definitely not my preferred style of IPA. It strikes me more as a very hoppy red or amber ale. I also prefer a different hop profile, but this beer isn't bad or unclean by any means. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"an aromatic and highly tasty IIPA courtesy of pfoxyjohn. nice bouqet of floral citrusy hops and spice. the head is big and tight. body is big and creamy. very nice. huge hop bitterness and flavor, and one of the hoppiest beers i’ve had that’s managed to be well balanced. flavor is lots of citrus and spicy hops and lots of malt to sweeten things up. lingering bittersweet aftertaste. very nice, smooth brew."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4494) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft - Caramel and light pine. Clear copper with a rich off white head. Sweet caramel a pond some pine sweet hops. Sweet and lots of malt, but decent.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4051) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Keg Liquors. Bit of a malt bomb with big malty flavors. Sticky nose. Some resin. No clue regarding freshness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8536) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus, Joes and Judyvv. Clear dark orange to reddish color, medium sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, hops, sweet resin. Taste malts, hops, resinous, heavy resinous bitter. Very nice finish, but the initial flavors and aroma are slightly disappointing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4142) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle @ Joes. Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells hops, sweet, malts. Tastes sweet, malts, hops, fresh, nice. Could be more crisp. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Clear, deep amber-copper with a frothy, white head. It has an earthy and floral hop aroma with some mild citrus. The full body has a slick, oily body with good carbonation. The taste is moderately bitter to start and turns more bitter throughout the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (258) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Weird beer...not sure if ipa is the correct style for this one....malt dominant....not terrible....but not one to search out.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
cjnuxoll (13) - - JUN 6, 2014
I am rating this beer in comparison to other Imperial IPAs, which I would have to say this is not. I think this beer has more in common with a barleywine style like Lagunita’s Brown Shugga, as opposed to an Imperial IPA. The name is misleading; it has almost no hoppyness to it whatsoever. Being in California, we do not get Tyranena out here, and I ordered it from a company in Illinois. I am used to West Coast styles of IPA such as Stone Enjoy By, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder and Firestone’s Union/Double Jack. Those beers are more traditional IPA with a strong hoppy flavor, bite, and substance. Those beers pour with an orangish hue and have a impressive and powerful aroma. Imperial IPAs kick it up a notch and typically pour browner than regular IPA. They keep the hop flavoring, but lose some of the aroma. Hop Whore is neither of these descriptions. It pours brown, like a barleywine style. It has a sweet and strong molasses odor, and tastes like sorghum and yeast. I don’t get any hoppyness from this at all, which really makes me question the name. If this were described as a barleywine, it would be more appropriate, but lacks the oomph to compete with beers on that level. This beer is really a conundrum to me as I don’t know how to classify it, but it is a terrible Imperial IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockbeer (35) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2014
From 12 oz bottle but have had it on draft also. Aroma of burnt citrus orange. White head and pour a dark orange. Has citrus spruce mixed with orange taste. Hits the palate with a heavy bitterness at the front end and carries toward the back of your mouth with some resin. Very good effort for a Wisconsin Ipa in which this area is not known for imperial Ipa’s.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewHaMeister (169) - - MAY 14, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear somewhat dark amber with an off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, mild perfume, malt, and a little hop. Flavor is a bit resiny bitter with a warm finish. Ok


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