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RATINGS: 518   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2013

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA ].
Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, orange - citrus, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, peach, hoppy, tropical fruit, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle as Nelson Imperial IPA. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry pine and herbal bitter hoppy. Dry pine hops bitter, light sweet note. Bitter and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29018) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle as Nelson Imperial IPA. A golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and hay. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Comes as: "Widmer Brothers Nelson Imperial IPA". Pours a clear golden with a white head. Lovely spicy NS hop aroma. Rich body, quite a solid malty body with loads of good Nelson Sauvin leading to a decent bitterness. Lovely. 070413

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
Bottle at Ølbaren. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops and pine needles with notes of biscuits. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, cookies, hops and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
Draught at Pour 24, Las Vegas, NV. Clear deep golden, small head. Intense grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with medium-full body. Very hoppy - salt, resin and grapefruit. Solidly malty, a bit syrupy.Very bitter finish. Packed with flavour, but a bit rough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
Draft @ Anthony’s Micro Pub and Pizza, Harrisburg, PA. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy piney aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle from QFC - Seattle (Ballard), as Nelson Imperial IPA
Hazy light amber color, with medium sized head. The aroma is not too strong but nice, with fresh tropical fruits, plenty, and pungent passion fruit; later, some puke. Round body; sweetish caramel flavor with toffee; light residual sweetness overall; good hopping, with a good mix of tropical fruits and citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
8th September 2012
As ’Nelson Imperial IPA’. Hazy amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and a little dry. Semi sweet caramel malt. Trace of aniseed alcohol. Mild grapey hops with touches of peach and orange marmalade. Semi dry finish. Was expecting something hoppier but this is a well balanced, unusual and tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle @ Salling. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowets, caramel notes and malt. Long bitter finish.


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