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Brewed by WinterCoat
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sabro, Denmark
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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WinterCoat's Imperial IPA is light amber in color. The fruitiness from the ale yeast combines beautifully with the body of the malts and the feshness of the bops to create a very well-balanced, though very heavily hopped brew. Double Hop has a heady hop aroma without too much bitterness. The smooth taste belies its 8.5% alcohol content. This beer is dangerously pleasant to drink!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (5996) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival København 2012.
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet bubblegum, caramel and some nuts. Flavour of sweet malts, lingonberries, caramel and some hops. Light bodied, soft carbonation and a long juicy finish with some alcohol. Juice without hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5896) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
Draught @ Ølfestival Kobenhavn.
Pours hazy golden color with medium head. Aroma of berries, mild hoppy fruits, grass and caramel. Flavour of mild sourish berries, fruits, bilberry juice and some caramel notes. A mildly hopped berry juice.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. aroma is hop, malt, floral . Flavour is smoked, apricot, floral, hop, malt, citrus. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3322) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pours a cloudy orange color with a big white head and lots of lacing. Nose of alcohol, citrus, and some spices. Medium and alcoholic mouthfeel. Flavor is a little tart and sour with lot of citrus and some bitterness. While decent, verall this is a lot like a raw American Barleywine and not worth in any way the $17,88 this 750 ml bottle set me back. But that is the fate of a beer ticker.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2117) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2011
Amber color with a fine sized head. Lovley fruity hop aroma. Lemon flavor, little sour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6058) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
January 28, 2011 - on draught at Blue Monk. Pours hazy orange with an average fizzy white head. Strong aroma, like an american barleywine, alcohol, thick juicy malt, pungent resin/herbal bitterness, but a lot of lemon and citrus zest - more a winter brew. Taste follows - strong, very tart, the malt and bitterness take a backseat, quite strong alcohol. Average body, acidic and lively, a longish dry acidic finish - not really hoppy enough to be DIPA, but that’s just my take on it. Wasn’t really in the mood for sour this day, wanted HOPS.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Geokkjer (5564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle.Pours cloudy yellow with a white head.Aroma of floral hops, malt, some sourness and some milky notes.Flavor is sweet with some bitterness and sourness.Medium body, average carbonation.Slightly off.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7245) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ Hotel room, Radisson Blu Aarhus
Pours hazy golden with a off-whit ehead. Aorma has notes of malt, pine, grassy and citrus hops. Taste is light to medium sweet, light sour and medium bitter. Body is medium, textire is oily, carbonation is soft.

1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
drpimento (2169) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Let this warm a bit out of the fridge. And drat, I think it might have turned. Poured with a slightly thick and creamy, cream to light tan head that slowly settled and some lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Aroma is yeast, funk, with just a slight bit of hop. Flavor is funk, sour sweet, chemical and basically undrinkable. Body is soft and full with good carbonation. Finish is too long even though it’s not that long.. I was looking forward to this. What a disappointment!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7955) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot. White head. Nose/taste of pineapple, peaches, hops and caramel malt. Mouth feel is creamed peaches - very creamy with a bitter finish. Medium body.


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