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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An aggressively hopped and higher gravity version of our Kashmir IPA. Five different hop varieties added at seven different times in the brew kettle, hopback, whirlpool and fermenter add to its complexity. This Imperial IPA also differs from our traditional Kashmir IPA with the addition of over fifty pounds of dry hops, adding a spicy nose. Over two hundred pounds of hops were used in this limited fifty barrel batch. The robust, malty and complex hop flavors and aromas are best enjoyed with an extremely stiff upper lip.

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3.8
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
22 oz bottle split between three people. Color was ruddy orange with a good soapy head. The smell was intense hops but not pine or citrus. the taste was very hoppy with some tropical fruit flavors but not quite a West Coast. The only complaint I had with this beer was the astringency on my tongue. it got worse as I got to the bottom of my glass. Still, nice to be able to try this one. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-28-2007 16:15:25

3.7
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Clear orange/amber color with a rather large white head. Lace sticks to the glass the whole way down. Pineapple and tangerine in the aroma with some faint pine. Tangerine and peach in the flavor is rather nice but there is a rather boozy finish that I’m not very fond of. The heat at the end of this brings the score down a notch or two but I could see this one settling down a tad in a month or two.

3.7
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured hazy amber orange, smooth, caramel, fruity, earthy hops, malty, little citrus.

3.6
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2008
bottle. Aroma is big with notes of caramel, port, dried fruit, and spice. Deep dark orange/caramel color with an average sized off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is sweet and sticky with flavors of caramel, spice, port, plum, and a slight bitterness on the finish. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. This brew tastes like an aged barley wine so I’m thinking this is an aged bottle. Either way I think it’s a good Imp IPA.

3.4
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Thanks for the trade Ross. Pours a deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light grapefruit, malt, some resin and some earthiness. Taste is citrus hops, malt, vegetal and dirt. Alcohol is well hidden but that’s is it’s only redeeming quality. It seems like someone dropped some potting soil in a mediocre DIPA.

3.7
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2007
22 oz. bottle pours a hazy amber, medium off white head, fair lace. Fresh hoppy aroma of citrus, with some pine and spice, background of toffee and light fruitiness. Medium/full body, medium carbonation, resinous, slightly sticky, but drying out well. Quite malty with lots of sweetness up front, peppery bitterness comes on at the end. All in all, not bad, but really heavy in the malt department.

3.4
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Poured a lighter amberish, caramel color, with a small yellowish white head. lack sufficient structure to being anything more than just a one time bottle. Not nearly enough maltiness to back up the amount of hops in this beer. Herbal earthiness dominates the nose, almost pungent, and a lot of heat from the alcohol in the finish. Unbalanced in my opinion.

4
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours out a nice coppery color with a large beige head. Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruity, grassy, and suprisingly, malt. Flavor was nice. Had a nice smack of hops and resin, but faded away to a nice balance of hop and malt finish. Nice brew drank at brew grass, but I managed to pick up several bottles at the brewery! Nice job guys!

3.5
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Cloudy, dark caramel/orange/amber pour, very light beige head is thin and slowly receding. Lacing is intermingled dots and arcs. Looks very oily. Lactic acidity is strong coming off the foam in the initial nosing. Fresh hops are such an interesting display; notes of banana, strawberry, orange, berries, light pine and resin. Malt is very fresh, barley overrunning the aroma in an exciting way. This is incredibly interesting. The flavor is just as strange as the nose, though it’s more focused and bitterness crowds the nonconfoming nuances into the corner. Bitterness is medium-high, resiny and fruity and piney. Malt is loaded with semi-sweet yogurt and lightly toasted grains. Hops collide with sweet sugars in a twisted finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, lightly and softly carbonated, moderately smooth. Weird acidophilus brew, what?

4.2
rajendra82 (1092) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Very clear amber body was topped by a one finger thick head, and had lots of carbonation streamers running through it. The smell of the beer was a little muted for the style, and I could detect mango, pineapple, hay, grapefruit, and some spice. The taste was nicely balanced between bitter and sweet, with none overpowering the other. There were some tropical fruit flavors, and a lingering spiciness, but the overall flavor profile was simple and bold. The feel was sticky, and mouth coating, and the finish dry. An unassuming DIPA with decidedly English take.


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