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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Hops climb up twine thats just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knot and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition. The Mosaic hop imparts surprisingly floral aromas instead of the more expected grapefruit-y notes. On the palate, complex layers of flavors might remind you of guava, mango, stone fruit and lemon, unraveling your idea of what an Imperial IPA should be.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5815) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2016
Pours clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving soapy spiders. Lemon joy and mild scallion aromas. Thick with mango and papaya tort upfront turning to sweet resin, and unfortunate lemon cleanser that dominates the lasting finish as it warms

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2796) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Brewtopia. Hazy golden orange with nice head and lace. Grapefruit tangerine melon aroma with some spice and bread. Orangey honey sweetness with grapefruit orange and spice finish and some rindy herbal lingering bittereness. Medium full body slightly chewy but not much. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2nd March 2016
Lightly hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with good fine carbonation. Smooth pale malts, light creamy sweetness. Hops are pithy and mildly spicy. Modest tropical fruits underneath light pine. Semi dry finish. Hop spicy linger. This bottle is at least 6 months old so it has held up well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6986) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2016
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 1/12/2016. Hazy golden orange with 1-2 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, light pine and floral notes, stone fruit. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, stone fruit, floral notes, garlic and onion, light pine. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice juicy mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
migwell (348) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2016
On tap at the Foundry. A solid Imperial. Spicy hop and citrus aromas lead to a fairly full bodied brew, fruity and citrusy with an alcohol underbody. Its not complex, its not bitter and it is very drinkable. One more 4 star member of a very large club.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1756) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle. Strong mango aroma. Flavor is mango, guava, and tropical. Alcoholic power is detectable but not offputting. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle from Bridgetown Beerhouse in Portland. Big, slightly sulfury, piney hop nose, caramel, and citrus. Amber/gold,, thick head. Dank and bitter initial flavor, light sourish tropical fruit (Mosaic), and chewed up weeds. Medium-heavy body. Aroma isnt exactly Mosaic, but flavor is. Very juicy, thick, and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (3375) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2016
At a tasting, small creamy bubbly head, hazy orange color, aroma of citrus, onion and guava, fruity flowery flavor with a very light maltiness in the back, shrubby slightly soapy bitterness, suprisingly light bodied. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at troubless place. Yellow-golden. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, tropical, citric, and slightly oniony. Flavor of juicy fruity hops, with light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkeh (467) - Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Im a sucker for Mosaic hops. This bottle was sent to me in a trade, bottled on 11/15 /15. Its a muted version of its glorious self, Im sure, so Ill rate it accordingly.

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