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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Imperial or Double IPA is a brew not to be taken lightly. Crafted in small batches from the finest European malts and American hops. A huge earthy hop aroma is followed by a pleasant caramel sweetness. Four hop varieties round out this perfectly balanced beer that is sure to warm your soul and for that we offer No Apologies!

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3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
[email protected] Twist, Stockholm (backlog). Hazy orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is resin, spruce, citrus, mild diacetylic notes as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is resiny, toffeeish, fruity citrusy and quite big on the bitter side of it. Still very pleasant flavour, though I’m not a big hophead.

3.6
omhper (25108) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, mid sized head. Rich minty citric hop aroma. Mid sweet with near full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Nice and intense hop character with pear, mint and grapefruit. Crystal malt is there for support - adding some caramel flavour. Warming finish with severe but not assaulting bitterness. Tasty with big flavours.

3.5
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Good stuff, pretty sweet and oily. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Heavy on the finish with rich tropical fruits, oily hops. OK.

4
rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Hazy golden color, offwhite head. Hoppy, grassy, dry bitter aroma with malty and even nutty notes. Hoppy, grassy flavornutty, fruity and with pine needles. Hoppy grassy finish. Extremely well balanced.

3.8
mcberko (17823) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is very piney and resinous, with lots of caramel malt backing. Flavour of intensely piney hops and resin, and just a sufficient malt backing - very hop-heavy though. Very pleasant astringency on the finish that is both intense and in-balance with the other notes. A great, by-the-books IIPA.

3.2
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Growler shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours dark amber. White head. Nose/taste of caramel, hops and dried fruit. Some red licorice. Medium body.

4.1
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy/bubbly off-white head. Aroma is floral over roasted caramel. Like a light barley wine (of which there are none). Full bodied. Flavor is brown sugar roast caramel with a heck of a lot of resin/floral/citrus hop. There is enough hop to burn mouth tissue. The body is huge, the hop is huge, the impact is huge. The beer of a lifetime. Finishes with light sweet caramel, but an overwhelming amount of hop. Balanced? Drown me in this. I can’t tell.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2007
(draft) Beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit/mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some tropical fruit, caramel. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

3.5
Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
A hazy amber ale with a thin creamy white head. A doughy hoppy aroma with notes of peaches. In mouth, a good malty IPA with resinous hops, menthol, sustained alcohol. Medium bodied. Not bad. On tap at Blind Tiger, NYC, May 30 2008.

4.4
Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - hazy orange beer with no foam left; fresh piney and earthy hoppiness with notes of apricots; very tasty, lively; full-bodied and with hugely bitter; very dry fruity hoppy finish - great stuff


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