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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Full-bodied American style Imperial Pale Ale with a malty mouth-feel that explodes with hop flavor & aroma.

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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle from blipp. A nice beer, but has a little age on it. Would probably have been great 2 months ago.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
A dark clear amber ale with a very thin off white head. Nice floral hops aroma, caramel malt, and light vinous notes. In mouth, a viscous IPA with meaty notes, caramel, floral hops, land light vinous finale, like a barley wine. Nice. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle shared with Blankboy and Hogtown Harry, ,courtesy of Blankboy. Nice hop aroma - fruity, fresh,a little mild. Dark orange, small white head. Great taste - hoppy tasty fruit juice, light body. Alcohol not even noticeable. Really enjoyed it.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shawn14505 (39) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2008
Hmmm.... It smells so wonderful. On the initial taste, it is near perfection. But the aftertaste is, well to be honest, slightly sour. Tastes like a belgian tripel. Maybe its the strain of yeast they used, but this beer is no where near as good as the price suggests. It is like a cross between an american DIPA and a belgian triple/quad. Not terrible, but nowhere near great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5946) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Lightly hazed orange/amber pour with thick creamy off white head and lace. Rock candy, caramel, medium citrus malt on the nose. Rich thick semi sweet malt with a cloying hop bitter. Thick rich full bodied with good carbonation and a nice medium full bitter. I liked this beer alot.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head that laces and copper color. Aroma is sweet and bitter citrus-lemon zest, some medium malt. Taste is sweet and bitter citrus-lemon zest, secondary medium malt-caramel/slight burnt, some alcohol. Slick/somewhat syrupy mouth feel. Occasional. Thanks decaturstevo for sharing this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev. Pours a hazy orange-copper with a small diminishing fluffy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and floral hops, some sweetness and light spices. Flavours the same: Caramel malt, citrus and floral hops, light spices and with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pours a nice amber with a good hoppy scent and lots of lacing. The taste was very sweet. I think this was because I got an old bottle. The hops were real mellow and sweetness reigned supreme. I actually love this flavor, so it was pretty good for me. I really could drink a lot of this, but I suppose the hops are much stronger normally. I would like to get some more of this and try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6380) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Shared by blankboy with me and tupalev. Slightly hazy amber pour, average lasting fluffy off-white head. Juicy citrus/light resin aroma, quite a bit of fruity malt - not a big alcohol or bitterness monster at all - double IPA? Really? The taste is still quite juicy - orange and tangerine, with low-level dry bitterness that does build slowly, but still, not imperial at all, and only moderate alcohol - the bottle says 11.5% but no way. Average body, light astringency and carbonation, medium-quick finish. A nice pale ale, with maybe a little more hop bitterness .... and why is there another Ellicottville entry called Imperial Pale Ale? The bottle says 10.5% I’m confused - it goes here for now.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3785) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2008
Sampled at Flour City Brewers Fest, Rochester NY. AU15/08.

App.: Fairly deep amber, clear, no head. Aroma: The classic, oh-so-American marmalade on dark rye, heavy citrus/pine hops surrounded by gooey toffee and caramel with dark burnt sugar and rye bread crust. Palate: Medium+ body and almost no carbonation. Flav.: Much like the nose, quite sweet, lots of brunt sugar, malt and citrus hops.

Hilarious name, classic American IIPA.


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