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Water Street Queen Nina Imperial IPA

Water Street Queen Nina Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty bitter hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with s long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2005
Cloudy golden amber hue. Big citric, woody aroma. Very bitter, with lots of woody hop notes. Just a hint of bready malts to provide some balance. Another tasty hop tea from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11075) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2008
Hand bottle (in a mason jar) thanks to riversideak (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, ’husky’, citrus, and very light malts. Tastes of floral green hops, lighter citrus, and lighter malts. Overall very floral and ’fresh’ hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9259) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. pale cloudy orange beer with thick white head. Herbal hop aroma, fresh and grassy tasting. Malts are underdeveloped for my liking. Very bitter grassy finish. Not a huge fan of this particular hop juice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (9024) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Draft at the brewery
Glowing golden yellow color, murky. Tart, sweet and scorchin mandarin orages, fresh grapefruit (an almost perfect resemblance) - very sweet, sticky, VERY punchy, almost unbearable, but just manages to be on the good side. I’m very impressed. The finish is punchy, bittersweet grapefruit juice. Overall it has a very nice mandarin orange scent, with some lime notes hidden away as well. Light bodied, which is nice: not too syrupy or heavy, with a great use of hops. These guys know what they’re doing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 22, 2005
Draft. Hazy amber with a big foamy off-white head. Citrus aroma. Nice citrus flavor with a huge caramel malt backbone. Lighter bodied than expected, but full flavor. Just didn’t quite come together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7414) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Draft at the brewpub, carried to the table by the beer’s namesake herself. Pours medium amber with a bit of golden highlight to it, and a light creamy whitish head. Woody, slightly piney nose; not very forward or pronounced for a DIPA. Medium body, plenty of refreshing fizz. Mid-palate is surprisingly indistinct, and the finish wanders off into a big uproar of woody and resiny notes. Not sure why there isn’t more of a setup for the finish. The finish is definitely DIPA-worthy but out of balance given the lack of activity before then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
Murky golden appearance, mostly lasting white head. Dirty water reminiscence is not only from the looks, but also from the rooty and soily scents emanating from this typical PNW hoppy ale. Orange, earth and grapefruit perfumes dominate the not very tasty malts that nonetheless provide a thick palate. Sweaty, dry and ultimately not so bitter. Not bad, but I’d certainly prefer tastier malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6057) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Copper color with a thin oily looking head. Nose is funky pine and citrus. Flavor is big and hoppy with notes of citrus, pine, and earth balanced by some toasty caramel malts. Finish is lingering bitterness and resin. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2007
Tap: Grapefruit and orange hop. Pellucid body and a thin bitter finish. This could use a bit more malt or some balance. Nice nose though.

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