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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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DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Thanks to Ross for this one. Pours turbid deep coppery with 2-finger off-white head. Aroma of bready caramel malt, tropical fruit, hops, peppery and mango notes. Tastes piney hoppy, with pineapple, tangerine, black and Bell pepper, and bready malt plus some floral finishing notes. Gets a tad hot as it warms, and stays extremely hoppy throughout.

3.7
jercraigs (11071) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
2008-08-16. Hazy orange body with a modest creamy beige head. (3+) Aroma is a touch muted at first but some nice citrusy hops comes otf after a bit. Touches of tea like herbal notes. (7+) Sweetish malt core in the flavour with touches of caramel, light resin and herbal hops, light bitterness. (7+) Smooth medium bodied palate. (3+) Bottle, Coles IPA Festival, Buffalo

3.6
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: September 22, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Appearance: clear dark gold, frothy dirty white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity pine aroma
Body: stick sweet body
Flavor: rich sweet caramel malt and pine flavor, good fruity tangerine character, light bitterness adds only a bit of balance, warming

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: October 03, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
Score: 3.7 to 3.4
Aroma: dark caramel and earthy hops to go with the sweet pine aroma but only light fruit
Body: normal body
Flavor: much more of the earthy bitterness in the flavor with the sweet pine and citrus taking a backseat
Overall: better on draft, needs some age

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: October 21, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Score: 3.4 to 3.6
Aroma: still sweet and piney aroma backed by the caramel malt
Flavor: earthy bitterness in the flavor continues to grow, the caramel and pine sweetness still present but stay into the background until warming and then surpass the earthyness, lasting bitter finish
Overall: aging well

Name: Imperial Kashmir
Date: August 02, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
sweet caramel, medicinal, fusels, herbal, not aging well, breaking down in a bad way,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.5
MartinT (10155) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
My Bottom Line:
The boastful perfume of sweet flowers burgeons within the biscuity cereal sweetness of this balanced and powerful Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cardinal-hued amber.
-The hoppiness is quite complex, twisting into spicy and leafy profiles before settling back into its floral perfume.
-Malts build a chewy body which aptly sustains the intense flavor display.
-The finish could be drier to increase drinkability.
-Caramel leeks from the residual sugars.

Bottle.

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JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2007
Shared by goldtwins, mucho gusto. Pale amber. Aroma is very floral and fragrant with an earthy/dusty note as well. Noble/spicy hops, fruity, leathery and alcoholic. Really a strange combination of characteristics. Flavour is quite floral. Balance seems to be all out of whack. Strong peppery alcoholic flavour. I’m in the minority, but this didn’t really do it for me.

3.7
DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
22oz bottle, from my local Kroger, I’m pretty sure. Either that or my local Whole Foods... Enjoyed from a shaker pint. Mostly clear amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good bits of lace. Lots of particles in the body make it kind of hazy. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. Moderate to bigger bitter, light sweet. Alcohol is very well hidden. Grapefruit, pine, light caramel malts. Tasty, impressively easy drinking stuff. It made for a great party beer.

3.8
douglas88 (9789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bomber thanks to tronranrer. Pours a nice clear copper color with a big and thick white head. A very nice nose with loads of hops, sweet and citrus-like. A very nice sweet hop burst, citrus and some caramel malts. A bit of alcohol and a really nice creamy head. Sweet and juicy. I’m glad to have gotten to try this brew.

3.5
drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
5/28/13. 22oz bomber from Grassroots. I was excited to see this come back after a couple of years! Amber pour with a small khaki head. Mostly this was dank, resinous, and a bit caramelly and malty. I’m thinking by the time it hit Jacksonville it may have been a touch old.

3.6
nimbleprop (8922) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some lacing, creamy, white head. Aroma has a ton of pine and soap, some grapefruit peel, some candy, a little bit of perfume, some honey. Flavor has a lot of booze, pine sol, pine sap, honey, orange rind, grapefruit rind, candy, a little bit of pineapple. Full, sticky finish.

3.6
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of mgumby10. It pours a hazy copper with gold edges and thin off white head. The aroma has an initial hit of sweet grapefruit hard candy (if there is such a thing), some pine hops mixed with malty sweetness. The combination creates a fruity – pale – almost hay like aroma. The thick mouth feel ushers in malt sweetness and grapefruit hop bitterness that seems to give way to a citrus hard candy flavor. A malty backbone shows up midway with lightly roasted malts and malt sweetness to interrupt the hop momentarily. The grapefruit hop bitterness grows into the finish and after taste. It doesn’t come together all that well for me. The flavors seem disjointed somewhat.


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