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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English: Did you like Before During and after Christmas? Maybe thought it pored brilliantly, the alcohol was admirable well hidden and you loved how the arrogant amount of hops numbed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscure amount of hops that went down this explosive fella its a tour de force in hoppyness and by far the craziest beer ever made from Evil Twin but not the last.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (3161) - - NOV 19, 2012
Hazy amber with small white head. Aroma is heavy sweet with notes of mango, pineapple, caramel, toffee. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet and oily. Taste is caramel, apricot, mango, marzipan. Warm alcoholic finish. Quite a handfull and watch your back; it will probably sneak up on you.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3823) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2017
12 oz bottle pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, pine and floral. Taste is sweet malts and resin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (499) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2017
This things a chunky looking monster of an imperial ipa. Aroma is full of tropical fruit and sweet candied orange. Super heavy smelling. I dont really know how to describe it, but its just thick smelling. Best part, for 13% you dont smell any of the alcohol so bravo to them for being able to master the balance in this beer. Taste is super hoppy, sweet and tropical. A little malty, but for as big as it is, you really dont get a lot of it. I was worried it was going to be a syrupy weird mess but it stays far away from that. Overall, this is an awesome imperial ipa. Not one I would drink regularly, but every one in a while its a good sipper. Its perfect for drinking slow, savoring and seeing how it changes over the course of drinking it. Awesome beer, absolutely recommend it. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kanaclane (400) - - JAN 1, 2017
Nez: Bubble gum, rsineux Bouche: Malte, caramel, bubble gum, ananas, floral, rsineuse, sucre, alcool Pas fan trop sucre et alcool trop prsent en fin de bouche

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (692) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle. Crazy power in this imperial IPA. Intense hops. Solid overall beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1510) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Type: 8-oz. draft Glass: Clear snifter From: Pub 365 at Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Price: $8.00 Purchased: Dec. 16, 2016 Consumed: Dec. 16, 2016 Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA Misc.: N/A Went to this place for the second straight night. This time I reviewed a Molotov Cocktail and sipped on another Bomb! while eating an OK burger. More interested in this one than excited. Poured a deep gold yellow color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Almost perfect spiderweb foamy lacing. World-class foamy retention. Just a good looking beer. (Sight - 4.75) Smelled Citra, Cascade, lemon peel, lime, caramel and a touch of tropical. Smells really smooth for 13 pct. ABV. (Smell - 3.75) Tasted maltier than I would have thought. Caramel, toffee, bitter pine, Citra, dry Cascade, some spices (maybe Simcoe?), lemon peel, citrus zest, Nugget and a touch of earthy tobacco. Boozy, but not 13 pct. ABV boozy. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Dry malty finish. (Feel - 4.25) Liked the smoothness of this one overall. Was nice to try, but not sure its something I would need to have again. (Overall - 4.00) 3.91 88 B+

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5907) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Clear golden and light amber coloured body with a very thin, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, light hops, a touch of earth, tons of honey and unfinished sugars and a bit of pine bitterness as well - pretty nice. Full-bodied; Strong rich and floral hop flavours at first with some light tropical fruits and a good dose of resin and pine, coupled with a bit of an alcohol burn, some assertive hops near the end and a smooth richness. Aftertaste shows a lot of sugars, some metal, a hint of fruits and a lot of alcohol, but definitely not anywhere close to 13,0%. Overall, a nice beer and a fairly good Imperial IPA that hides its alcohol pretty well, but unfortunately doesnt have much hoppiness - this is more of an American Strong Ale or even hints of a Barley Wine more than an Imperial IPA. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Murrays Cheese in New York (Greenwich Village), New York on 30-May-2016 for US$4,99 sampled at home in Washington on Christmas Eve, 24-December-2016.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beersnobber (2) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
My go to high ABV IPA. The hoppyness brilliantly hides the alcohol taste, the appearance is gloriously unffiltered and looks like thousands of prehistoric microorganisms preserved in amber. This is one amazing brew! Its one of those special beers that is so good that with every sip you feel like you might be doing something naughty... drink a few of these and you just might.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FrankZappa7 (510) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
06.12.2016- 0,33L Flasche(liquid Hops 09/2015) . Gelborange, minimale Trbung, weisser Schaum. Aroma: Rosinanen, Ananas, Tropenfrchtekorb. Antrunk: Trockenfrchte, Karamell, altersbedingt minimal harzig. Krper fast schon lig. Starke Restssse, die aber mit der Hopfenbitterkeit gut harmoniert. Gut!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (1288) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken (vor 2 Jahren bei Getrnkefeinkost gekauft). Eine Aroma- und Geschmacksbombe der Extraklasse.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (573) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Floating yeast chunks, yellow colour small white head. Nose is sweet, fruity. Taste is booze sweet fruity, but the alcohol is too dominant.


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