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RATINGS: 262   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (667) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (3412) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (6006) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosskyle (592) - - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3038) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pale golden pour with a soapy white head and lots of striped lacing .... Aroma of floral and resinous hops with citrusy grapefruit and piney hops ... Notes of tropical flavors as well .... Taste is bitter, mango and rindy nice citrusy grapefruit punch as well as tropical notes .... Has a bitter dry hopped backbone with piney hops .... Lingering tropical notes and piney hops in the finish ... Nice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2096) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2016
22 oz. bottle, shared by Albert. Release #49, 9.6% ABV. Light yellow pour, with a small, off-white head. The nose is resin, butterscotch, strong floral notes, and basil. Sweet flavor up front, with a mild and very easy bitterness through the finish. Medium body, creamy, lightly bubbly, and easy. This is a straightforward IPA, but wonderfully aromatic. Showcases hoppiness in an unusual way, subtly and elegantly.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland; release #42, 9.9% ABV
Hazy dark blond color with generous compact head. Strong aroma: orange peel, hop resins, hints of mango, earthy too. Full bodied, fairly sweet but not cloying; the paler color of malt does a good job, no caramel stickiness; the strong hopping blends in very well, carrying loads of quality, sweet oranges and a bit of mango overall, with some grapefruit pungency in the final.
Excellent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A bit yeasty, even on the first pour. May try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (258) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Release #34 - Pours a medium gold with a thin white head. Aroma, the best I can describe is a floral, resiny spicy smell. Its a different smell and the taste follows the smell and is hard for me to describe.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4584) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, tropical fruits, passion fruit and resin. Bitter hoppy flavour, grapefruit and citrus. Bitter finish, hops and pineapple. Nice.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT XII, Getting Joesd to it, Oirschot. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)


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