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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial International Pale Ale

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3.5
jgb9348 (6512) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Rich copper coloured body with a dense, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruits, plastic, resin and some passionfruit with a good hoppy note of hybrid varieties and a hint of alcohol at the end. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy flavour at first that fades almost immediately to a bitter malt and alcohol flavour that then fades to a nice fruity flavour with concord grapes, green grapes and a little grapefruit noticeable. Aftertaste shows a robust balance of malt and hops with some subtle alcohol warmth and a big bitterness at the end that is great for the style. Overall, a good beer with an odd mix of complexity, but turns out okay at the end. Not worth searching high and low for, but if you can still find this one, it’s worth picking up! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Falls Church (Skyline), Virginia on 03-April-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-October-2015.

3.8
Travlr (26198) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Draft. Clear deep golden color, white head. Nice fruity aroma, citrus, tropical fruit, line pine. Taste is bitter fruity pine resin. Nice.

3.4
obguthr (6731) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Sawdust nose, grapefruit and apricot underneath. Cloudy amber, thin head. Triple sec and wood. Full body, fizzy. Fairly well balanced, good bitterness but a little off balance and harsh.

3.7
Nickls (2608) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap. Copper orange and slightly hazy. Sweet orange peel, some pine, and light malt caramel sweetness. Flavor is nicely bitter, citrus, quite woody dry finish and some toffee. Medium sticky body. Kinda old school, but works pretty well.

3.8
Foxbush (2119) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
12 oz bottle from a friend This is wonderful brew. The IPA poured a clear light amber with smallish to no head and no lacing. The aroma of grapefruit rind greets you. The taste has floral hops with citrus, good bitterness and some bread like flavors. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. Despite the high IBUs (80), this beer’s bitterness is surprising gentle, which allows its hop flavors to shine!

3.7
HippieFee (477) - - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle - A good hop bit to this double IPA. Hints of citrus with more notes of grapefruit flavors on the pallet. A good representation of this style of beer.

3.3
Luvystypotables (2077) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Great aroma of floral hops and resin. Pale golden color without much head. Great taste of resin and citrus with a dry chalky feel. Mildly bitter finish.

3.6
mike5326 (1786) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium short lived white head. Strong floral hops aroma. Medium body with a nice floral flavor with a medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Amber pour with a short white head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and citrus. Big citrus and tropical fruit with hop resins, floral hops, pine notes, caramel and sweet malt. Body is medium and chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation . Slightly resinous and sticky as well. Ends with more caramel, sweet malt, tropical fruit, citrus oils, pine and floral hops. Yummy!

3.7
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Bottle shared with Bryan. Solid bitterness, medium medium light body. Lightly piney.


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