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RATINGS: 139   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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3.8
harrisoni (19553) - 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

3.7
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUN 9, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 What a great surprise from Full Sail. Beautiful orange color and with flavor to match. The orange and lemon really shine, but are perfectly matched by the 5 different hops. Nose is ok. Palate is great - fruity sweet up front and bitter as hell on the back. This may be one of the best "Summer IPA’s" I’ve ever had. I opened this intending on sharing, but I think I might just drink the whole bomber right now.

3.7
Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Very tasty citrus and lemony hops. Pretty well balanced. Bitter green earthy hops. Very enjoyable.

3.7
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 9, 2011
Must be a new brew. From a bomber. Kind of curious why this is a "double" IPA at a mere 7.5%. Anyways, clear copper body nice white head. The aroma and flavor are both fresh hops with a nice pale malt presence. Very balanced and easy going. It is not the most bold ipa, but it is certainly perfectly fine with me.

3.7
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Sampled on 7/9/2011. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is floral and citrusy, herbal and tropical. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity, tropical. Lots of orange and orange peel. The hops are piney, citrusy and herbal. Nice carbonation. Hoppy without being an over the top hop bomb, (remember what those were?) mostly balanced leaning slightly to the hops. Crisp and clean. Lots of hop flavors at the finish, and they linger way past the aftertaste. Think hop burps. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp, but with a whole lot of dryness. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.7
Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2011
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head, aroma is grapefruit citrus and watermelon, I love that aroma in IPA’s. The taste is very well balanced, very sweet citrus with a nice amount of bitterness. The body is medium, carbonation is medium, finish lingers. I thought it was a good example of the style, but have definitely had better.

3.7
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle... Poured into my Full Sail stemmed glass an amber, copper/orange with a white head that retained a nice ring around the the glass. Very classic rendition of a northwest IPA. Reminded me of all the IPAs/IIPAs I used to love to chug down when I first moved out here. Dirty, woodsy, piney hops that also had a decent amount of resinous and citrus tones. Very fruit with some malt sweetness to balance. Some bitterness the endorsed the 7.5% strength of the brew. I enjoyed this one.

3.7
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Orange/Copper pour with a nice white head. Good lacing. Aroma is resin and malt. Some light citrus notes. Flavor is resin, good malt. Nicely balanced beer and not cloying in the way some IIPAs can get. Nice solid offering.

3.7
bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers with light caramel.

3.7
Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
bottle-pours bright orange with a very small white head. diminshed rather quick just left behind a small amount around the rim of the snifter. nose is mostly floral and bright citrus, very along the lines of most of this brewers IIPA’s. bright citrus flavors up front followed by a grapefruit and orange peal finish. long lingering notes of lemon into the finish. pretty interesting and quite refreshing for the ABV. I wouldnt call it world class, but definately a cool change for the style. very similart to other IIPA’s they have made but thats not a bad thing. Decent and glad i got a fairly fresh bottle of this stuff.


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