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RATINGS: 140   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (23332) - , 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle; bottled Feb 11 14
Golden color, hazy, with the light of the sun; the head is small. The aroma is nice, but not deep; more was expected, maybe because the bottle is 3 months old; some fruit salad, not specifically citrusy. Good note, the mouthfeel is quite lean and highly drinkable; the malts are subtle, with light toffee notes; and the hopping is perfect, mostly fruity, with original notes of guava and mango; moderately sweet body, well integrated with the strong bitterness; the final is slightly more resiny, a nice biting end, some sweet orange too.
A bit expensive (6.56$ after tax, 37cl) but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Keg at Mikkeller SF. Pours clear deep gold with a frothy white head. Big dank hop nose, with notes of rich cat urine, mango, melon, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with some oily pine, orange, piss, pale bread. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with more pee and tropical fruits, pale bread, light pine. Solid DIPA. Great mosaic expression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Crux, Bend, 23/05/13. Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, light piss, bitter orange, bitter grapefruit. Taste comprises ligh floral hop notes, orange pith, pine, grapefruit. Full bodied, fine carbonation, good dose of hop bitterness in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Bottle @ Aarons Wedding Eve Shindig. Lightly hazed golden beer with white foam. Pretty solid pine and grapefruit rind on the tongue. Maybe a bit of tangy tropical fruits? Theres a big of a sweet malt and fruit character to the flavor. Nice bitter pine and citrus along with a bit of a zest/peel quality. A little oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
Bright, light amber. Bright mosaic aroma with light caramelly malts. Fairly chewy and strong - the alcohol is quite noticeable in the finish. Lots of mosaic, decent bitterness...pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15442) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Weekly tasting. Pours gold white head. Nose/taste of citrus, white sugar, cracker malt,onion and pine. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (15432) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Apex, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits, piney hops, and biscuity caramel malt. Flavour is similar, with a wonderful balance of tropical fruits, resinous hops, and caramel malt. Loads of depth here, with a lightly sweet, and resinous hoppy finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of green veg/hop and light fruits. Med + body. Flavor is dankish with crazy fruits and some supporting caramel. Its mosaic, but has lots of citrus too. Some quaffs make me think of sliced cactus. Very strongly flavored without a hint of heat. Very, very hoppy and tasty. Not to mention nicely bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (13892) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2015
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear gold with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, peach, tropical fruit, tangerine and pink grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with amooth dry finish. Flavors of straw, peach, tropical fruit and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering fruity finish.

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