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RATINGS: 938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It doesnt take a genius to kno w quality West Coast IPAs require a stupid amount of hops. A generous blend of Nugget hops and the four CsCascade, Centennial, Chinook and Columbusbrings forth a myriad of tropical fruit flavors and a brawny, persistent bitterness that makes for a highly intelligent brew.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (1137) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Citrus and pine aroma. Nice bitter flavor profile with hoppy notes throughout. Strong bitter finish. Solid and good.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2280) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2017
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy grapefruits pineapple caramel and bitter hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy grapefruits pineapple spicy and bitter earthly hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vbaudry (91) - - MAY 9, 2017
Nose of pine and a bit fruity, middle body, a bit sweet in mouth. Very fruity palate with a bit of an undefined touch for me, close to apricot but not apricot. Bitterness is strong but fades very quickly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (4563) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is bubblegum, resinous, piney. Taste is resinous. Sticky resinous finish. Medium carbonation, long aftertaste. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2127) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours almost clear golden. Aroma is chewing gum, resin, tropical fruit. Body is medium, strongly bitter, lots of resin flavour. Decent residual sweetness. Long palate, fruity. Good, probably a bit too old.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2017
Tons of hop flavors, mostly in the range of tropical and citrus fruit. Present on the nose, the palate and the finish. Juicy, with a quenching palate as well as a nice drying finish. Looks great in the glass: copper hued and lacy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kanaclane (455) - - APR 16, 2017
Nez: Agrumes, rsineux, floral Bouche: Caramel, pamplemousse, zeste dorange, rsineuse, florale, pice, amertume franche, lgre scheresse Une bonne IIPA agressive

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
miggle (334) - Frth, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2017
Clear golden color. Nice floral smell and aroma of fruits. Taste is fruity with citrus and orange. Even high IBU the bitterness is nice balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hoppymate (8) - Gnrac, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2017 does not count
ds l ouverture de la bouteille on peut sentir une odeur de bord de mer assez dconcertante .au got on retrouve une grande complexit de saveurs domine par l amertume Excellente bire

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (10040) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 24, 2017
On tap at the Tap room Bangkok. Thick creamy white head. Hazy amber pour. Lovely bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Reading the label led to dashed high hopes. When I tasted this, I thought it was just another IPA. Its deceptively simple to drink, despite the 8.5% which will eventually creep up on you. 12 oz. bottle pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with moderate off-white head and very little lacing. Aroma is not obvious, but mostly tropical fruits and floral hops. Taste is bitter, but not excessively so. Body is medium with average carbonation. I would have rated this higher if they didnt call it "Imperial".


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