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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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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3.9
thornecb (6066) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours clear deep gold into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to skim surface. Caramel and pine aromas. medium bodied with sweet hot caramel upfront turning to resin and pine in the lasting finish. Closer to a barleywine.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20657) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Bottle at home, thanks to James, 22/10/16. Golden orange with a decent off White head. Nose is caramel malt, orange pith, toasted grains, tangy melon, grapefruit. Taste comprises pine resin, citric doused straw, grapefruit, caramel malt, punchy hops. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly aggressive hop bitterness. Decent DIPA with an do skool lilt.

3.9
SG111 (2034) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Batch 53 - Mosaic hops. Pours hazy golden yellow. White creamy frothy head. Aroma is orange, mango, juicy tropical fruit, booze, some residual sugar sweetness, some pine. Bit of malt backbone but the juicy tropical fruit bursts. Flavor is dank hops, orange, some tropical notes, maybe mango, bit of boozy burn. Appropriate mouthfeel for the abv (9.4%). I like it a lot.

3.5
nickd717 (4889) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Bomber sample at the tapless taproom in SLC. Clear copper color with a small white head. Aroma is dank, dirty, resin, some citrus. Flavor has sweet caramel sugar malt yielding to a dank orange peach resin hop punch. Medium plus body, syrupy, sticky. Solid.

4
harrisoni (19348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle from GBBF 2016 and drunk at home. Clear orange colour lasting cream coloured head. Mosaic hops I think the label said. They bring a lovely tropical fruit to it. It’s a lovely DIPA. Enough malt but not overly sweet, hoppy without being too bitter. Almost easy drinking apart from a little heat on the finish. Lovely mouthfeel. Fresh hops. Really lovely. Top marks. Mango, pineapple grapefruit. Tangerine. Lovely fruits.

3.6
rdixon77 (3038) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2016
On tap at brewery over summer. Nice big dank IPA. Lots of resin and pine, cut with a kick of honey sweetness. Some booze.

3.6
Brentv (683) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2016
From bomber. Clear honey-colored pour with small white head. Aroma is nice with pine resin. Taste is big and very malty, bitter, pine and rather sweet, but bitterness dominates. Medium full mouthfeel.

4.2
Iznogud (4368) - CROATIA - AUG 7, 2016
On tap at the Aldgate, Tokyo. Pours hazy golden with white head. Hoppy, fruity, citrus, pine, grapefruit. Resiny. Nice malty backbone. Medium bodied. Lasting bitterness. Very nice.

3.1
thedm (6319) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation transparent orange colored body and a good lacing. The weak aroma was hoppy and musty. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The flavor was rather mild for an Imperial IPA which contained notes of mildly bitter mild dough and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.5
rosskyle (769) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Served on tap at Epic. Clear golden Amber Color with a white head. Hops and citrus aroma. Malt citrus malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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