RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
New for 2011, this Imperial IPA’s full malt body is elevated by the loads of hop flavor and bitterness. Copious amounts of Citra, Chinook, Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops are used to give this beer a wonderful aroma of orange zest and lemon. This fruitiness from the hops is complimented by a nice caramel biscuit malt flavor from the pale and crystal malts and finishes balanced with a slight hop kick. This beer was dry hopped for your enjoyment. Available in 22oz Bottles and Draught ABV 7.5% IBUs: 80

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dmac (6592) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
22 oz bomber from Jonathan Ron. Poured a burnt orange body with an average sized tight foamy off white head. Aroma of vegetables, wet bread, cardboard, citrus, bad oranges and caramel. The body is slightly fizzy from the stronger carboantion and fuller to the point where it almost seems creamy, average duration bitter fininsh. Flavor of old citrus rinds, caramel, bread crusts, fruit pulp, rotting flowers. Blah, but that’s about what I expected.

troopie (2501) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Looks like an IIPA should. Red orange, like a blood orange with thick head.. Full aroma, fruit and citrus. Some fruit, and a bit of malt in the full body. Lasting hop finish.

sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Medium sized white head with good retention and saggy lace, lasting. Lightly hazy, copper/orange appearence. Nose is nice, little tropical, juicey with nice citrusy notes, floral? Medium body, faintly resiny, good carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel malts backed up with lightly aggressive piney, citrusy hops, little earthy and spicey. Dry finish with a tame bite. More of an IPA though imho. Bomber from statelineliquors.

savnac (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2011
22 oz bottle. Hazy orange amber with a small head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, flowers and a bit of cat pee. Flavor is lots of bitter PacNW hops with a toasty malt presence just for balance. Medium body with average carbonation and a dryish, clean, long, bitter finish. Great IPA, loads of hop character, very easy drinking.

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Small Gathering @my place-12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork?-pours a retaining off white head and gold color. Aroma is spice/floral, secondary medium malt. Taste is spice/floral hops with some bite, sweet medium malt.

jtclockwork (17655) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at John’s house. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of citrus, pineapple, apple skin and caramel malt. Muted. Dryish finish. Lighter body for an imperial. More like an IPA and a 1/2.

BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Brassy body, solid head. Funky hop nose with berry nots. Body is hot with vodka berry notes. Off-beat, but ok.

popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Pours a bright orange amber with a nice white head. Aroma is kinda weak, but what’s there is nice. It’s mostly pineapple, lemons and pine resin. Some biscuity malt. Taste is mildly sweet with a kinda bland bitter finish. It’s not terrible, but there’s a cheap malty quality to the beer - sort of a musty grain note that you normally see in macro stuff but I’ve noted it before in other FS beers. Mouthfeel is sudsy with some nice hop oiliness, but it gets a bit watery in the middle. Decent but nothing special.

thornecb (6159) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface leaving spot lacing. Citrus and pine aromas. Sweet dark caramel upfront turning to bitter resin before a lasting grapefruit finish.

blazingspiral (170) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 20, 2011
This lovely brew has a seriously dank aroma, the kind much loved by hopheads. Orange and floral notes dominate the complex blend of herbal scents. The taste is appropriately heavy on bitterness, with plenty of malty depth to balance things out. I prefer the relatively low alcohol percentage, although some may want more booziness. This one blurs the line between single and double IPA. It has a long hoppy aftertaste. Overall a well-crafted, easy-drinking, and tasty offering from Full Sail.

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