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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Welcome the newest addition to our year round lineupĖUpslope Imperial India Pale Ale. Packaged exclusively in Ball Corporationís 19.2 oz Royal Pint can, this assertively hopped 10% ABV Imperial IPA captures a bright orange color with a medium body. Each barrel is brewed using six pounds of a unique blend of hops to impart subtle flavors of pineapple and melon to the central hop notes of citrus and pine.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rburrell89 (10) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Strong hop and piney nose. Pours a light amber and finishes really smooth for an Imperial IPA.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (474) - CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours clear deep gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel malt, tropical fruit, pithy citrus, faith hint of resiny pine. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate to strong bitter. (7/10) Medium body, low carbonation, slightly sticky finish. (3/5) Tending to the light-bodied and malt-forward, especially for the style. Yes, itís six weeks past its best before, but as a high ABV DIPA, that should be somewhat less of a concern. The malt-forwardness can perhaps be explained away by the age, fair enough, but it could stand a bit more robustness in the body and in the carbonation as far as Iím concerned. The integration of the high ABV is pretty impressive, though, and is apparent only as a slight alcohol sweetness in the mid-flavour, and an eventual gentle warming on the finish. Iíd like to try this fresher, but as it stands itís a pretty middle of the pack DIPA. (15/20)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigbish (570) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
This is a great example of what an IIPA should be. Very well balanced with lots of hop but enough malts to really complement it well. Citrus and pine. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2289) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
A really nice example. Poured a medium red with a lacy head. Tons of hops in the nose and in the mouth. Alcohol well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear medium amber decent creamy head good retention. Big aromas citrus, grapefruit, peach, apricot. Big citrus hop flavor, grapefruit, medium caramel backbone apricot. Flavors arent to complex but what is there is big. Medium to high sweet. Medium to high bitter. Light dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
"Pretty big, thick, and chewy. Not as overtly aromatic or citric as I like, but definite pineapple and tropical fruit, especially at the back end of the flavor. Pretty nice, but crowded out of the big boys in a very competitive style."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
19.2oz can. What? Pours a gold color with a minimal white head. Aromas of tropical candy type hops. Citrus, juicy fruit. Taste is bitter and semi sweet. Flavors of mango, pineapple, sweet grapefruit. Mouthfeel is semi syrupy and coating. Alcohol is noticeable. Low carb. Finish is bitter and sweet. Middle of the road impy IPA, but fuck me, I love the can size. Do they sell these in 4 packs? Because that would be awesome.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bill Becker (431) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a clear 24K gold, small but persistent head of foam. The smell was of sugary sweet malt with a lightish aroma of hops. The taste is strong with malty sweetness, lightly hopped despite the hefty IBUs, fairly strong alcohol presence. Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation, thatís not what Iím not liking. Too strong, too malt liquor like, too reminiscent of Dogfish Head 120, which I detested. Iím glad I wonít have to buy another $6.99 can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
Floral and citrus peel smell and flavor as expected. Big hop bitterness. Creamy light carbonation mouth feel. For hop heads only. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (1163) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
From notes It is a golden color with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is a strong bitter flavor that resonates floral overtones.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (225) - - AUG 14, 2014
Sooooo gooooood. Absolutely phenomenal IPA. Fresh Pineapple juice immediately after popping the top on the can, and unmistakable pineapple. Like in your damn face. Super fresh is an understatement. Taste is bitter, hoppy, sweet just a dream. Tons of pineapple, tropical fruit, and sweet malty balance. I am loving IPAís out of the can as of late. I feel it makes them so much more hoppy and intense. This is the real deal snag one of these if you can itís just that damn good. This is what beer is all about!


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