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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
fonefan (49278) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ chriso [ oh6gdx birthday bash tasting ].

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, shoe polish, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, fruity. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111203]

3.4
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
[email protected] [email protected] Golden colour with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, wood, some mild honey and nectar as well. Flavour is herbal, sweet malty and floral with also some fruity and mild concentrated fruit juicy notes.

3.3
omhper (25093) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2011
Bottled at oh6gdx’s birthday bash at chriso’s. Clear pale amber, small head. Grapefruity hop aroma. Mid dry with mediu-full body. Lots of grapefruity hops. Very bitter finish. Hop centric DIPA.

3.7
madmitch76 (24785) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3rd December 2011
ChrisOs Early December Tasting. Clear gold beer, good off white head. Light palate, semi dry. Nice hops, full on but not aggressive. Marmalade citrus - orange, tangerine. Floral notes. Nice bitterness, not too much. Semi dry finish with a little aniseed alcohol and bitter marmalade. Nice.

3.9
Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s chriso birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with a medium, white head. Some tangy citrus, pine and orange in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with toasty malts, light caramel, grass, pine, and light citrus. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Lasting bitter finish with moderate warmth. Notes of toasty malts, pine, ripe citrus. Not bad. Understated. Solid DIPA.

3.8
harrisoni (18570) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Clear deepish gold lasting white head. Good hops but some metal. But then the hops take over. Lots of hops in mouth. Its pretty giod fir the hops. Powerful but i want to drink more of it. Quite harsh on bitterness on finish. Some peach fruit. Some toast

2.9
mcberko (17809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap at PIB, pours hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is intensely citrusy hoppy; harsh bitterness / very one-sided. Flavour is very one-sided as well on the hops; pretty sharp with no malt balance. Not so well-made to be honest. The hops are almost stale and very hash (not in a good way, this coming from a IIPA lover). Drinkable.

3.3
TBone (17519) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
[email protected]&Schmick’s, Portland
Clear amber color, small white head. Tropical fruity aroma (kiwi, pineapple) with some pine needles thrown in. Medium-bodied. Flavor is a bit different than the aroma: sticky, bitter hoppyness, piney and some citrus. OK.

3.2
jtclockwork (16561) - , 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.

3.9
bhensonb (15187) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a creamy, bubbly near-white head. Aromas of fruit and floral - definitely some citrus. Med body. Flavor is light stone fruit, grapefruit rind, floral, and maybe, just maybe, a hint of malt. It’s that good. Yummy.


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