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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This tawny-orange ale immediately assults the senses with the character of hops from the Pacific Northwest. An aroma that combines grapefruit pith and pine resin foreshadows a strongly bitter beer. The flavor is spicy and juicy with citrus dominating over honey and floral notes, then giving way to a dry, chalky bitterness. The almost sweet finish is accentuated by the strength of the alcohol.

Release #1 : 9.5% ABV
Release #2 : 10.1% ABV
Release #3-6 : 9.9% ABV
Release #7-8 : 9.3% ABV
Release #9-10 : 8.7% ABV
Release #11 : 8.9% ABV
Release #12 : 9.0% ABV
Release #13 : 9.6% ABV
Release #14 : 9.4% ABV
Release #18 : 8.4% ABV
Release #27 - 9.6% ABV


2011 GABF Bronze Medalist for Imperial Pale Ale

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11960) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
cloudy yellow ,smooth ofwhite head. release #18 very nice bitter hoppy aroma, traditional IIPA, flavor is sweet, hoppy, malty, palate is thick, a fullbodied beer. great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (35103) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lemons, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of lemons, straw, alcohol, and and malt, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41423) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic and light hops fruity. Bitter, bone dry and grapefruity to citrusy. Dry and bitter into a citrusy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head leaving a little lacework. Fresh citrusy, piney aroma, loads of resin too. Rich body, sweet malts but surely this is a hop job, heavy herbal citric hoppiness leaving a good bitterness. 100912

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iguanodon (142) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Pours hazy orange/gold with a white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is citrus, spicy hops, some other fruit, maybe apple? Taste is bitter hops and... Alcohol! Lots of alcohol. Check the label... 9.5%, I can believe that. Theres that fruit again in the finish. Over all not bad but the alcohol could be toned down a bit.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (9535) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2012
Bottled. Dry hoppy nose, grapefruit and zest, crackery malt, very grssy. Brilliant light golden color. Lemony, grassy, flavor with honey and sweet orange, mango. Very bitter and dry. Great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9213) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
bottle, release #18, 8.3%. hazed golden wheat body with a tall and pillowy off-white head. strong sugar and pine resin hops in the nose with slight yellow bell pepper note and hints of mint / toothpaste and turmeric. sweet and sharply acidic with bath soap esters, strong pine resin and a note of garlic and sweet onion thats difficult to get through. lingering resin coating finish with simcoe-like cat urine / ammonia. brutally bitter and highly sweet with no finesse or depth.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (7225) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy light golden amber with a small fizzy white head that dissipates quickly with some lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus - all hops. Flavor is strong bitter pine and citrus (orange and grapefruit), with a bit of malt sweetness up front. Finish is strongly bitter and lasting. Alcohol is well hidden until the far finish when it gives a warming feel. Another good one!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackflag321 (650) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Release #16; 8.9 ABV. Bomber pour into tulip. Appealing balance of hops, bitterness, sweetness and alcohol. A definite "buy again."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
One of the better beers at the Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha I sampled. I got a good array of citrus fruits in the aroma including the standard grapefruit with some mango. Notes of the grss / pine hops were there as well. thick going down sweet, finishing bitter. Damn good.


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