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RATINGS: 930   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1181) - Sydney, - APR 29, 2013
650ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a large off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Fruity hops notes of grapefruit, mango and pineapple mix with pine needles and caramel and white bread malt in the aroma. Powerful grapefruit hops up front segue into fruitier tropical flavours of pineapple and mango, with a touch of kiwifruit leading into the mid-palate. Supple salted caramel malt in the mid-palate provides some backing to the hops. Melon and mango hops come in at the finish, leaving a lingering mango aftertaste. The range and depth of tropical hops flavours in this beer is very enjoyable, and there is just enough malt backing to sustain them, making for a classy imperial IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9823) - 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 (1240) - 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".

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jiwookdo (70) - changwon, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 14, 2017
hazy orange color with no head. Malty, hoppy nose with orange peel Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture good but not my type

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (8148) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2017
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, hoppy nose with orange peel, marmalade, apricots, treacle-toffee, grapefruit and fresh floral, citric hops. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of orange peel, apricots, treacle-toffee, grapefruit, caramel, some hay and a generous citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced IIPA, with a generous citric hop presence and lots of caramel/toffee malt. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfontana (861) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market. Appearance is clear golden-amber with trace sparkle, less than finger-width foamy white head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, candied sugar, citrus and light resin. Taste follows aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, foamy texture, soft-to-average carbonation with mix of sweet and bitter finish. Overall, appearance and palate we profoundly average and the hop mix in aroma and taste is good but flirts gets precariously close to industrial cleanser scent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Liquidtech (1) - - JAN 12, 2017 does not count
Poured from bottle into shaker. Color is a foggy yellow, like three day old piss. Most excellent. A fingers thickness of head that quickly dissipated left nice lacing. Smell is grapefruit and oranges, hops, mowed lawns, and pure sweet California sunshine. Upon tasting, bitterness sensationalizes my tongue. Slick mouthfeel. Piney hops and clean citrus are not overpowering but utterly drinkable. All in all a sexy IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (12371) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 10, 2017
from the Barrel - hazy dark blond beer with a little foam left; nice lace; aroma of almonds, marzipan and oranges; sweet and full-bodied, rounded and clean palate; some bitterness yet very well-integrated; malty, fruity and marzipan finish - pretty nice and dangerously drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (3283) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 30, 2016
On tap. Red gold color. Aroma: sweet nectar, malt, fruit, white port wine, raisins, little flowers and hay. Taste: sweet nectar, pale malt, with citrus, bitter white port wine, fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1506) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle. Sweet and bitter. A very tasty IIPA. Fruit; berries and apples, candied hops and malts. Smooth and biting. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (3858) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2016
12fl oz bottle @Irreale, Madrid. 13-04-2015.
BBD: 12/2015. Batch: ZBCOID1.
Pours quite clear dark gold with nice white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Malty sweet, fruity nose. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is moderate bitter, malty, fruity, sticky mouthfeel, Some sweet aftertaste. Little boring.


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