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Brewed by WinterCoat
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sabro, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9471) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy orange with an average, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of sour grapes. Flavor is average malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of sour grapes. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2010 Location: Draft at Capital Ale House, 11/26/10

Aroma: The nose is caramel malts, fruit, some funky yeast, fruity belgian yeast, a little wood
Appearance: It pours a hazy amber color with a wispy white head and some lace
Flavor:The taste is malty/fruity sweetness, some spiciness and funk to it
Palate: Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy feel to it, also a little sticky, medium carbonation
Overall Impression: First off, this was not a Double IPA, but it was a decent beer. I enjoyed it, but it wasnít outstanding. It wasnít worth what they charged for it either.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Labeled Winter Coat Double IPA on tap. Nose and taste sour IPA. Nose tart currants. Tart sweet in the mouth to hoppy goodness to pure tart. Interesting mix in the mouth. Tasted closer to a sour that a DIPA. Nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Way more sweet & thick than I was expecting. Aroma is very complex & tough to put a finger on. Thick, hazy amber pour w/not much head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Orange-red, thin white cover. Celery caramel aroma, light spicy hops. Vegetal taste, hoppy, but cut by the carame and sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Very interesting hard to describe beer... Pours syrupy with a deep dark murky amber color and strong retention head that initially fades quick but then lingers for a long time. Aroma of hop resin, slight grapefruit, and sour apple? Flavor is strong in sweet and bitter with a interesting sourness mixed into it. Full bodied with a thick sticky mouthfeel and syrupy finish

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tripplebrew (775) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Pours a very hazy orange amber with frothy cream-tinged head. Aroma is very berry with nutty malts. Flavor is bready with almond flavor that offsets a sugary berry flavor. Body is creamy with medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6163) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2010
Slow gusher. Huge coarse offwhite head. Amber body with intense carbonation. Fruity spicy Belgian yeast aroma with wood and lacquer notes. Dry-bitter wooden floral mineraly taste with earthy horse blanket notes. Light body. Intensely fizzy and somewhat harsh mouthfeel. Dry citric floral herbal aftertaste with ashy mineraly notes. A real challenge, this. Tastes like a double IPA with European hops and brett. More likely itís just lightly infected. (0.5l bottle, Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3672) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Crackers and grass on the nose. Shimmering amber, thin head good lace. Resiny orange with a pronounced biscuit and cracker base. Caskish mouthfeel, boozy triple sec finish. Well balanced, solid malt backbone that is not the least bit cloying. I liked it, but the accomplished homebrewer drinking it with me was unimpressed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeinEscazķ (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Cask at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown, DC. Sweet, fruity, very malty, warmly alcoholic. Fairly cloying actually. Nearly syrupy. Draft list said "balanced" but that might have been a mis-used code word for "not very hoppy despite the name." The malt and sweetness overwhelm any shot at hop flavor or balance. Might be OK in a snifter as a barley wine, though, in the right context. As usual Iím willing to give the benefit of the doubt.


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