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Wild Rose Hoptimal Imperial IPA
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Brewed by Wild Rose Brewery
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Calgary, Canada
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Wild Rose Brewery’s Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) has everything you love aboutour regular I.P.A. plus a whole lot more. Extra malt and added hops produce an exceptional ale, robust and malty with a powerful hop flavour. Extremely hoppy with huge floral notes of pine and citrus, this unfiltered ale expertly blends Summit, Newport, Cascade & Columbus hops with the finest Alberta two-row barley and crystal malts. The result is a beer with sweet caramel notes balanced by an intense grapefruit taste. Full of flavour this is the Hoptimal ale to enjoy on cold Alberta winter days.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 25, 2013
650ml bottle pours an orange color with 2 and a half fingers of white head that retains well and leaves some solid lacing on the glass. Aroma is a fresh hoppy aroma dominated by pine with hints of grapefruit and cereal grains. Taste is a bold grapefruit bitterness with a fruity sweetness, which is well balanced. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation. This is probably the best offering I have sampled from this brewery to date. More filling and tastes great.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Okay, how the fuck is this scoring so low within style? I call BULLSHIT because this is one solid double IPA. Redolent with piney coniferous hops, the body is oily and resinous, with an excellent malt bill to boot, not at all chewy. Fresh and full of thick oily hop juiciness, finish is somehow only moderately bitter, which for me lent it some dangerous drinkability. I thought this was outstanding actually.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9356) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Charcut. Pours clear orange with a large, creamy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus hops, peach and pear esters with biscuit malt. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1135) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Tap at Charcut, Calgary. Bright amber colour, thin white head, quite high carbonation. Hoppy aroma. Well balanced beer, good malt background, fruit and pine hops, aftertaste pleasant but not super bitter. Hides alcohol well (even on the menu, where it was on at 6%). Well made solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robdoerk (5) - Okotoks, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
Aroma is combination of grapefruit and pine hops, very forward and pleasant. Amber colour, cloudy (dry-hop), with a thick and fairly persistent white head. Lacing is excellent. Flavour is primarily hops, grapefruit but with a pine background. Malt is subdued, but comes through as bready. Moderately high carbonation which works well in this beer. Medium body with a moderately high bitter finish. Overall, this is a very well-brewed IPA; very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a hazy golden colour with a lasting thin head leaving great lace. Aromas of citrus, and a decent sweet malt back bone. Flavour is mostly citrus(grapefruit), and a well balanced sweet malty profile. Great offering from Wild Rose!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a big frothy and sticky. Aroma od grapefruit hops, citrus and sweet pale malts. Taste is citrus and grapefruit hops balanced well with a nice partially sweet malt profile. Excellent bitterness on the finish, great iipa.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiwi_zg (1) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
On tap at the Wild Rose tap room. Pours medium amber, nice unfiltered haze. Tropical fruit nose. Piney grapefruit flavours. Great west coast style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
On tap. Hazy cloudy very dark amber. Bitter orangey citrus. Nice bitter tangerine flavour. Exciting hop citrus flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft - Grapefruit hops with a nice sweetness. Hazy gold with a thick but thin head. Sharp grapefruit and a nice balanced sweetness with a mellow bitterness. Thick on the palate. A very decent imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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