RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
This is our house-brewed version of an Imperial Pale Ale, a ramped-up version (higher alcohol and hops) of an India Pale Ale that has grown in popularity throughout the country and now has its own category in major competitions. It won the Bronze Medal at the 2003 Great American Beer Festival in the American Strong Pale Ale category.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanuta06 (477) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Serving: from tap at Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub. Aroma: moderate, piney hoppy aroma. Appearance: very small, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Hazy, medium-amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor, and moderately bitter and lightly sour, lemony finish with average duration. Palate: medium bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: just another hoppy ale.

donandres (629) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 3, 2017
Pint Glass at the brewery on Tuesday after Christmas Golden, dark yellow/amber, small head, some lacing hoppy bitter taste even for an IPA long finish, bitter aftertaste very good beer, can be repeat, but not something to look forward to drank: December 27, 2017 3:30 PM

j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Big citrus on the nose, soft sticky oxidized fruity malt on the nose. Medium bodied, earthy citrus, a bunch of malt, getting a bit of fruit. Slow malt into the finish, malt, sticky and big. Comes across flabby and very malt.

mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Great taste! Great head. Love the taste. Nice Amber malt. I like this. Delicious.

andrewje41 (4169) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft pour pint at the West Seattle location. Listed as an organic IPA. First visit to this location, the site of this beer’s origin. Pours a dark copper color with a thick foam head. Soft grain aroma. Flavor is a little nutty, caramel malt, and a heavy bitter hop bill. Malt heavy linger. They call it an IPA, but the malt presence is dominating here. Not a slammer here, less my liking for an IPA. Or strong ale. Whatever is. Was alright.

gnoff (10848) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
On June 23, 2015. At Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub in Seattle, Washington.
As "Demolition Imperial IPA".
Clear amber color, yellow head. Hoppy, fruity taste. Bitter aftertaste, also some alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium high to high bitterness. Hoppy, fruity scent.

Oakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Billed as the hoppier DIPA on at the time, this is actually pretty similar, maybe with more citrusy character but still old school crystal malt forward.

Ferris (16300) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel east coast style.  Hazy copper with a decent head. Lots of caramel and bitterness.  Resinous finish. Odd for something not an IPA.

kathouse (1932) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Deep golden/orange color with a foam that clings well to the glass. Earthy hops along with tangerine and grapefruits. Moderate bitterness but pleasant to drink. Toffee malts try to keep up. Finish drags on with hop flavor and light alcohol.

jsnicholas (664) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Draft at West Seattle Brew Pub. Mostly clear golden. Bitter. Mostly what I get is bitterness.

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pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On draught at 10th Annual North American Organic Brewers Festival. Amber color. Aroma is grapefruit and bitter caramel. Taste is bitter grapefruit, tart citrus, and caramel malt. Good, but a little too bitter.

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