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RATINGS: 261   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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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Release #16 8.9% ABV. Sampled from 22oz bomber. Appearance is very typical for a DIPA with a nice white head that fades away and leaves a little ring around the top of the beer. The aroma is soft pine note resins and sweet fruit notes. The taste follows the aroma very nicely and has a very full mouthfeel. Overall this is a great beer.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1255) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Bomber poured a slightly hazed golden hue w/ a medium white head and sticky lacing. Moderate sweet tropical citrus aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are pineapple, grapefruit, honey, pine, and straw. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5975) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Cloudy orange pour from 22oz bottle in park city. White foamy head. Very tropical and juicy. Ripe fruit. Bitter. Pretty good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4438) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Draft at BitterCreek. Medium brass color, small silky head, lacing coats the glass. Gentle hops aroma, grows bolder in taste. Really nice feel. Doesnt present itself as an IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5726) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18189) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1523) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4429) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17663) - 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. Its 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2505) - 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
   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.


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