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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This remarkably balanced brew has a deep amber hue with a generous white head. Hopmouth showcases a rich, toasty flavor and sweet caramel notes because of the high-quality Maris Otter malt used. The hops are up front in the aroma, reminiscent of citrus and pine, while the resin-like flavors linger well after the last sip.

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4.5
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2010
On draught last night at Dexter’s, on the house actually since it was the last one. Beautiful beer that was incredibly popular there. Poured a cloudy orange colour with a huge white head. Tons of carbonation equals lots of froth. Aroma is wickedly hoppy right away. Incredibly fresh as well, with scent of pine, ginger and bubblegum floating through. Taste is fruity and hoppy and astringent in full dub IPA expectancy. One of the best Imps I’ve had in a long time."


3.9
ChiGuy68 (594) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2017
Tasted from a growler purchased at HopCat in Ann Arbor. It poured a rich amber hue with a slightly beige head. Citrus hop and pine aroma. Smooth, well hopped, and malty tasting imperial IPA.

3.6
NikkTwist (3191) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Draft at Irish Pol. Top of a keg. Very hazy dark copper orange pour with a solid start of frothy white foam. Dark citrus hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel malts. Orange peels. Dried grape vines. Carob pods. Pinecones. Saffron. Truffles. Shoe polish. Quinine. Mercury. Intense flavors. Nicely unusual.

3.8
tgncc (3129) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2016
At the Split Rock Beer Fest. Amber in color, white head. Aroma is caramel, tropical fruit. The flavor is Caramel, tropical fruit citrus, very sweet. The finish is citrus. relative thick in body. Enjoyable IIPA.

3.5
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 08/26/16. From the Arcadia Ales, Kalamazoo, MI. Cloudy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity hops, berries and some maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is berry and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness, malt and some baking powder. Quite alright. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Another bottle from bradley.... was a really nice brew great hop flavors...solid balance...alcohol presence was minimal.

3.3
Maakun (5366) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at Stella’s. Clear amber with off white head. Resinous hops, orange peel, lots of caramel, some green leaves. Medium sweet and over medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bit sticky feel.

3.7
unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
The beer pours to a lightly hazy dark amber body with nice white head. The aroma is squirt soda. Nice grapefruityness. The flavor is caramelly malts and grapefruit sections. Nicely balanced and moderately bitter.

3.2
svandyke (228) - USA - APR 9, 2016
Pint pour- nice brownish gold color with lots of good citrus hop in the smell. Too bad the hop smell doesn’t make good on its promise. Lots of bitterness in the middle and in the finish. Nevertheless fairly balanced with malty sweetness.

3.7
reefer96 (3) - - MAR 18, 2016 does not count
Brownish red in appearance, smells of Carmel and malt, taste big hops and citrus with a pretty hard alcohol taste at the end, oily texture in the mouth, but it’s a solid dipa with a lot of flavor...enjoy

3.8
60minuteman (1680) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle. Oak, caramel malt, pine, citrus and resin notes. Strength isn’t grand in this beer but the flavors do so much that I almost wish it had more kick to go with it. Love the earth vibes here and mild sweetness.


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