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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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An Our mission for this Imperial or ’Double’ India Pale Ale is to overload the beer with hops for an intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma while still being balanced by a big malt profile, resulting in a hoppy beer with more dimension. This beer is light copper in color with some hop haze from overloading with dry hops as well. World Beer Championships Award: Bronze Medal 2011

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3.1
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Deep reddish copper poured from the can. There is a fluffy khaki head. Nose of pine and a little soap. Hints of walnuts are present. Flavors of sweet caramel and some pine resin. There is walnut and raw dough in the finish. A decent brew that is more like an American Strong Ale than a IIPA.

3.7
teamsale (297) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Can poured into pilsner glass. Pours a clear deep amber copper with a two finger beige head. Smells heavy malt, really malty, some apple with a hint of catpiss. Tastes very malt heavy but the hops are there, they are just hidden under this mountain of malt. It’s the aftertaste that’s truly exceptional on this one, perhaps the best I’ve experienced. Story has a happy ending.

3.6
hotstuff (5233) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2016
Rated on 4-01-2016. The appearance of this canned beer is a medium sized beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent dark amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, grapefruit, earthy, and caramel malt. The flavor presents medium-heavy bitterness, citrus hops, toasty, caramel malt, sweet, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. A very quaffable sipping beer with a lingering hoppy aftertaste that tasted good on behalf of another frustrating day.

2.4
slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2016
DATE YOUR BLEEPING PRODUCT! May have been good at one point, but caramel and cardboard malt with hints of what might have been does not a good IIPA make. Of all the damn rules surrounding beer, why is dating not mandated?

3.5
Scipio (1185) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized, smooth white head. The aroma is heavier in pine and caramel, to go along with impressions of resin, bread, and herbal hops. The taste is bitter and sweet. Pine and caramel are still most noticeable, though these are complimented with a fruitiness of grapefruit, orange, and mango. Mild and sweet mango aftertaste. Medium in body, sticky texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad. It definitely doesn’t taste or feel like a 9.6% beer.

3
suprchunk (2994) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Foamer. Amber colored pour. Huge off white head. Plenty of lacing. Caramel aroma some hops. Taste is malt, hops, and caramel.

2.8
portableparty (2380) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours amber orange with a thin soapy white head that settles to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is sweet caramel astringent old hops and bitter. Taste is very bitter sweet caramel hops that are faded and limp with an astringent aftertaste. Palate is medium full spicy with a light burn. Somewhat harsh.

3.3
ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
It’s interesting to have it so malt forward with the name Hoperation Overload. Odd finishing bitterness. Maybe like it’s old, but that could be my fault. I lost it in the back of the fridge.

3.5
milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Enough malt to cover the alcohol and add a really nice mouth feel. Low bitterness for style.

2.9
blackflag321 (699) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
Can poured to pint glass. Carmel color, malty aroma. I like malt- forward IIPA’s, but this one pegs the meter! My palate didn’t pick up anything else.


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