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RATINGS: 262   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, release #27 Amber colour, fruity and hoppy aroma. Taste has grapefruit, pine and lots of hops. Sweet finish.


4.1
bulldogops (2701) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2017
Rating #2627 - 2016.06.27 - Sample at "tap"room. Clear golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, mango, pineapple, punchbowl fruitiness on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, ,medium alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey notes, tropical fruit, and an assertive bitter kick in the teeth.

3.7
tiong (7342) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2017
Draught @ BRLO Brwhouse, Berlin. Pours dark orange with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, pine, resin, herbal hops and grass. Taste is sweet, malty and heavy with caramel, toffee, pine, resin and grass. Finish is sweet, lingering caramely malty and slightly bitter with some pine, grass, resin and hints of gooseberries. Sweet and heavy, old skool resin bomb.

4
bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 21, 2017
Release #62 poured into an English pint glass. Light amber color with a creamy head. Aroma is earthy with some herbal notes and resinous hops. Flavor has a lot of spicy hop notes with a bit of citrus and some resinous notes toward the finish. Medium bodied. Solid IPA.

4
hotstuff (5175) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Rated on 11-02-2016. Bottle-Release #37. The appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy off-white head that is mostly lasting throughout my rating, transparent amber body, lively, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, pine hops, grassy, grapefruit, spicy, tropical fruit, and caramel malt. The flavor presents moderate bitterness, citrus hops, pine hops, spicy, tropical fruit, bready, boozy, caramel malt, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel of this beer is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. A very good beer with a moderate bitter, hoppy aftertaste. The flavors blend together very, very well making this a beer that is worth trying and a beer that I would purchase again.

3.7
UncleKorm (1321) - 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
kaser (6314) - 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
stevoj (5275) - 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. Doesn’t present itself as an IIPA.

3.9
thornecb (5949) - 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 (19778) - 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 (1873) - 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.


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