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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
An Imperial IPA that was brewed with two-row pale malt and additions of Weyermann's CaraRed and light Munich as well as Dingemanns roasted wheat (to aid in head retention) and aromatic malt. Six different hops were used in the kettle, and the beer was dry hopped with three varieties. This delicious brew has a definite alcohol presence going head-to-head with hop bitterness and flavor. Kraeusen from a Barleywine was used for conditioning. A pleasing dryness follows the alcohol and hop character, and a lingering malt flavor and aroma dominate the finish after the hops subside.

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kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/27/2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

dark hazy amber, lasting tan head, sweet grapefruit aroma, very creamy body, great hop flavor well balanced with a touch of carmel sweetness, long low bitter finish,
-------- /> Date: 05/14/2005
Words: home keg

piicking up some pine in the aroma, the hop flavor is sweetening into a liquid hop poem like a ruination with body, sweetness is tempering the bitter finish making it a quick finish
-------- /> Date: 01/28/2006
Mode: atl cask fest

hazy copper, frothy head, sweet piney aroma and flavor, nice long bitter finish,

Aroma: 9/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Score: ***4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Sampled right before I found out I would be judging IPAs at the RBHBC. Damn glad Im a hophead. Anyway a dark copper color with a large head. The aroma is malty with some grapefruit and pine showing through. The flavor is rather bitter but has a dark malt presence to balance it out. On the citrus side I get alot of grapefruit and orange, on the malty side I get alot of caramel and some honey. Reminds me of Big Hoppy Monster but maybe a little less extreme. A fine beer.

brentfeesh (1216) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2006
On cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale tasting. Pours a lightly hazy copper color. Very light aroma but I note light sweetness and bourbon barrel. The flavor was ripe with grapefruit, sweet malt mellowed with oak. Easy drinking for the most part. Nice bitter finish of grapefruit. Medium body, semi-dry, minimal carbonation. Good.

jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2006
On cask @ the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting 2006. One of the top three beers of the festival IMHO. Agree w/ previous rating- would enjoy a little more hops here, but one of the best southern IIPA’s I’ve had.

aracauna (3705) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Ok, I’ve had this more than once and can’t figure out why I haven’t rated it yet. I was positive I had. Hazy copper with a good head. The aroma is definitely big hops. Citrusy hops and a bit of honey and caramel from the malt. The flavor is a bit reserved for an IIPA, but solid and actually makes it a little more drinkable. Good stuff.

Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Orange/resin aroma--cloudy orange color. Taste---ooooh orange syrup, maple, honey--hops nicely integrated. Clean, bitter, herbal finish. Tasty IIPA.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2005
On tap at kp’s cellar: Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a thin, frothy, lightly lacing white head. Aroma is bold, fresh and hoppy with a sweet caramel malty balance. Starts with a sweet toffee maltiness and a dry hoppy, biting bitter finish. Hides its alcohol well, but could be a little more balanced. Thanks kp!

skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Nice bold amber color with a lasting froth. Aroma as potent as a 2x IPA, but unfortunately flavor doesn’t match. A *tad* weak and short of a double. Leaves a nice resin on the tongue, but slightly less than the freshest taste left behind.

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
I’d certainly categorize this beer as an IPA, not an Imperial IPA. Nice aroma, good balanced flavor. Very drinkable

SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Hazy gold color with a small but lasting white head. Good hop aroma leads to a well balanced malt and hop flavor. Certainly not over the top, but a satisfying IPA. I would drink another.

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