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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Deadlift Imperial IPA is unlike any Imperial IPA you’ve ever lifted from the beer aisle. It has the strong hop flavor you’d expect from an Imperial IPA but no heaviness that could weigh down your desire to take another sip. The unique flavor stems in part from Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. Deadlift’s other component, a simple but fully braced malt backbone muscles up enough malty sweetness and caramel character to spot the incredibly robust hop flavor and aroma.

Deadlift Imperial IPA uses Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand’s best hop growing region: South Island’s Nelson. This region produces some of the most flavorful hops found anywhere. These hops have an intense citrus, fruity, berry-like aroma and flavor that makes them unique. The result will surely be a welcome workout for your taste buds.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fdegan67 (3) - - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Got this in Ireland where we are miles behind the U.S. In terms of quality craft beer. Having said that of the dozens of good craft beer (mostly American) that I have sampled, Widmer brothers Nelson Imperial IPA (Irish Name for Deadlift) is one of the best I have come across. It has a caramel undertone without the sweetness and a strong hoppiness that I think is important fir a good IPA. A strong serious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (47) - - JAN 11, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2014 Definitely citrus tasting, with good hoppy flavour. Doesn?t drink, to me anyway, like an 8.5% abv. Enjoyed !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angel77 (790) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en casa. 20-12-13. Color ambar anaranjado con espuma blanca no muy persistente. Cuerpo medio convirtiéndose a medida que calienta un poco más densa incrementando los sabores afrutados dulces, maltosos y cereales. Aromas afrutados (mango, melocoton maduro...) al principio seguidos de ligero cereal. Sabor dulce seguido de toques resinosos (sobre todo antes de templar) y con retrogusto amargo de lupulo muy seco. Una imperial Ipa sin muchos sobresaltos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (638) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
citrus hops smell, flavor is medium strong of citrusy hops....just at the edge of too much, slight sweetness at end with the stronger bitterness....like a grapefruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2014
Orange colour, two fingers off white head. Aroma of grapes, grapefruit, nuts, toffee, orange, butter. Taste is medium bitter a bit sweet. Medium body, almost creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1363) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Labeled as Nelson Imperial IPA. Bottle->SA. Hazy dark orange with medium offwhite head. A: tons of fruit and resinous hops. ~AP. T: sweet and fruity, citrus hops. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter. Too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
It’s hazy orange-golden with a creamy head. The aroma has fruity, hoppy notes of citrus, peach, pineapple, strawberries and malt. The flavor is sweet and slightly dry/bitter, especially towards the finish, it has notes of exotic fruits, berries, citrus and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (629) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Very well balance ipa between hops and malt. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with berry notes. A easy drinker at 8.6 % that will sneak up on you

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled 17AUG11 A: Copper ale with a single finger of white foam which falls quickly to a sheet of the same with a bulging central cap. Excellent clarity. Ring lace. Looks warm and somewhat inviting. S: ruby red grapefruits, seriously like ruby red grapefruit juice. A hint of B.O. as well. Underlying dry and sweet malts. T: Sweet and bitter with a spicy flavor. That yummy grapefruit is here, but more bitter and less intense. The flavor lacks a bit of the complexity of the nose, but is decent. M: Middle of the road for body weight, a little aggressive on the carbonation. Semi dry finish. O: Above average. Pretty decent stuff. Interestingly assertive as the grapefruit goes. Serving type: bottle 09-07-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (698) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Pours a golden amber color with a fluffy, off white head. Dank hop, citrus, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Citrus, caramel, hop, biscuit, floral, and malt flavors. Medium light body and medium carbonation. Lighter mouth feel than expected from the aroma. Moderate bitterness and a citrus finish.

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