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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at Fate, called Imperial. It pours with a clear copper body with thin gold edges and supporting a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up resin like hoppiness leaning quickly into citrus and mango tropical fruitiness. The taste is rich and pleasingly resiny with hoppy goodness that rings up grapefruit hop bitterness and some mango like tropical fruit. These hops are sweetened up just the right amount by a modest sweet malty base. Pretty solid IIPA.

4
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Not an IPA fan, but this ranks up there with one of favorites! Pours straw like color with white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Flavors of citrus with some mild bitterness to finish. Extremely smooth Imperial IPA.

4.4
Metallion66 (104) - - MAR 30, 2013
Best double IPA coming out of AZ at the moment, imo. I would normally give that nod to Four Peaks Double Knot, if they would ever brew it. Beautiful Hop Aromas hit the senses immediately. Upon taste, has a medium body, with a good amount of maltiness. Followed immediately by the IBU’s. Hoppy, slightly bitter, but more than anything has more of the tropical notes going on. This is not a Hop Bomb, but instead, a very approachable Double IPA.

4.1
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. 24-karat pour with a dense ivory foam. Nose shows lemongrass, grapefruit pith, Ponderosa, orange peel, and some peppery spice. Flavor is a little less assertive than the nose, which isn’t being said as a negative. Highly drinkable, juicy, herbal, and a tad dank. Ample carbonation really awakens the palate. Quite delicious...truly!

3.9
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 19, 2013
First pour at Strong Beer Fest. Deep yellow/ golden color. Bitter, some sweet citrus, solid malt profile. Quite enjoyable!

4.2
hailpurdue (11) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
A very good double 100 IBU IPA. Good aroma, wonderful mouth feel, great taste, nice crisp finish.

4.1
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Nice double IPA. Quite bitter, with a very dry finish. Hoppy in an old school West Coast IPA way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Draft @ Fate. Slightly hazy golden with a small white head and lacing. Aroma of pine resin, ganja, sweet honey and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet, sugary malt with a medium to high hop bitterness, light alcohol warming but not hot. Medium body with a fairly dry finish. Really nice beer, cleanly fermented and nicely balanced.

3.4
RobertDale (6373) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Comes pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemons, malt, and grass. Good bitterness. Very nice.

4
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Had this....many times on draught and growler. Pours a light golden color with a nice white head and ample carbonation. The aroma has a nice mix of some dank hops, but mostly citrus and some tropical. Taste is mildly sweet with a nice amount of bitterness that is reminiscent of citrus peel and pith. The finish is bitter, but not over the top, and is quite dry. This double IPA really drinks like an IPA and what I like about this beer is that it isn’t syrupy sweet like many DIPAs. The alcohol is well hidden and makes this a super easy to drink beer. I would love it if Fate could brew an IPA with similar characteristics but at about 7% abv. Considering the brewery has been open 3 weeks, I think they are doing a fantastic job.


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