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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JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a cloudy gold with a touch of white head that laces gently. Nose and taste are of floral an citric hops. A bit watery for an IIPA. Decent malt profile for balance. Nothing bad to say about this beer, but nothing really special about it. A nice, moderately above average IIPA.

Cybercat (5877) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Strong, woody aroma has an overtone of resin and hints of apple. It pours a beautiful clear golden amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale yellowish tan head. Richly hoppy flavor has a woody note and hints of apple and caramel. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a strong, edgy tingle and leaves a tingly, woody finish.

Dorwart (2595) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Thin head from a somewhat vigourous pour. Rather subdued hoppy aroma with some weak pine and resinous hops aromas, some tea leaves and a bit of caramel malts. Color is a cloudy brownish orange. Rather sweet flavor with lots of roasted grains, some biscuity malts, more tea leaves and herbal flavors. Quite bitter and rather dry and astringent at the finish. An ok IIPA but not one that I would seek out again.

Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Orange gold pour with a medium foamy white head. aroma is nice citrusy grapefruit, some pithy tones as well as caramel under that. Strong pithy bitterness in the flavour. sweet caramel fighting with that. Hints of syrupy booze.

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle from pikapp327. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is lots of pine, citrus, and resin. Taste is more pine trees and caramel with a light fruit finish. Alcohol as well.

Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle courtesy pikapp327. Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a white. Aroma is very hoppy, spicy and woodsy, with tree sap and resin. Flavor is super dry and hoppy. Tree leaves and pine needles. Very nice.

NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Draft at Falling Rock. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a fluffy head that likes to stick around. Nose is big and fruity, lots of citrus and then some pine resin. The malt also makes a noticeable appearance as well. Quite hop forward overall. On tasting, there is a grating astringency that comes across that is a bit much for me. More of teh chewy citrus notes on the palate and some soft caramel notes. Pretty solid IIPA, just a tad astringent.

riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Floral and citrus hops on the nose , Full Sail house yeast that is extremely distinguishable in my opinion, biscuit, and hints of caramel. Pours golden with light chill haze and a thin head. The flavor is biscuity with light caramel and a good blast of citrus and floral hops. Moderate bitterness, light lingering resins. Drinkability is high for an IIPA.

elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
22oz bottle, unknown date. Served around 45-50F.

Pours hazy orange/amber with a one finger white head that leaves a few spots of lacing and recedes to a light cap.

Aroma is quite citrusy, mostly orange peel, some grapefruit rind and lemon, resinous, hint of pine, good amount of bread and caramel malt. Very good strength.

Flavor is strong resinous hops, orange and grapefruit, pine, relatively strong caramel malt backbone which offers some sweetness and finishes with good bitterness. Alcohol is rather noticeable for a 7.5% brew.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus bodied, oily, strong carbonation.

Very good, but not great DIPA. Strong flavor of orange and citrus. Glad to have tried it.

llcooldave (1218) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Pours a slightly cloudy amber honey color. Kinda funky citrus aroma with some fresh cut grass, banana and an earthy note that’s hard to place. Decent sweet citrus flavors upfront on the palate that morphs into a hoppy bitterness and a slight minty aftertaste. Overall, very drinkable but not that exciting.

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