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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8178) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2008
Bouteille de 22 oz partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez Glouglouburp. Arme: Odeur de pamplemousse et dananas. Apparence: La couleur est orange voile. Prsence dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dagrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Amertume en arrire got. (Rating 1604)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Pours a cloudy orange-amber with an average size somewhat-lasting tan head. Aroma has lots of hops along with caramel malt, fruit and some alcohol. Flavours quite hoppy but plenty malty too, sweeter then I expected (or like) along with some fruitiness and a nice, but short bitter finish. Alcohols noticeable but not bad for 10.2%. Medium bodied. A bit stronger and sweeter then I like my DIPAs but its still quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Bomber thanks to Jmichael, I believe! Poured clear, fiery medium orange with a short-medium cap of beige head. The aroma was entirely juicy, with grapefruit and pear leading the way.. strong, alcohol-fueled toffee and caramel undertones.. enjoyable spicy accents.. quite nice! The flavor had grainy, boozy toffee and lighter fruits at the core, with biscuit sweetness around the edges.. floral and juicy citrus bitterness provide solid accents.. strong and warm at the end... tasty, but a bit rough at times. Creamy, almost buttery feel across the middle of the palate with a stronger, boozy and grainy feel on the finish.. decent flow, and very warming in the belly.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel candy with some cantaloupe, kinda strange for a double IPA. Starts fairly rich and full with molten caramelized sugar sweetness and mild grapefruity hop flavor toward a slightly warming bittersweet finish. Needs a more crisp hop profile and a less sugary, but more complex malt palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2007
22oz Bomber @ Coles Buffalo NY. Nice sweet aroma with piney hops. Flavor is way to heavy on caramel malts. Hops seem to get lost. Seems almost more like a scotch than a DIPA. Tasty but not really an DIPA in my opinion. rating low due to classification.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Deep caramel, large foamy off-white head, sticky lacing.   Looks great!   Caramel malts, slight hop, sweet citrus peel on the nose.   Smells very familiar... oddly similar to Dicks Bottleworks IPA.   Oh man, quite thick and viscous on the tongue, but not cloying.   Getting a good malt base, seems to be caramel malts, along with sweetened citrus peel, tobacco leaves, and a slight floral hop presense.   Yeah, this one really brings me back to a Dicks Bottleworks IPA I had about two months ago.   I love this style of IIPA, good and thick, not overly bitter, with a good sweetness to counteract the bitterness.   In my opinion, totally balanced.   I spoze its almost nearing Barleywine territory with its maltiness.   Body and mouthfeel are, you guessed it, fairly full.   Clean, flavorful, and well balanced.   Glad that Tom, OldGrowth, sent me a few of these.   Thanks Tom, this is good stuff!   Oh, and the 10.2% ABV isnt really noticeable.   It packs a punch, but is neither very hot or alcholic.   A sleeper IIPA for sure.   Beats the piss out of most of the hop dominated IIPAs that are out there.   Long live the malt!!!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6822) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryans. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of malt and floral hop aroma. Sweet caramel notes moderate the grassy hop flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6612) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
22 oz bottle, 2007 Vintage, via BA kkipple. Pours a hazy dark orange body with a fizzy and foamy beige head that left some moderate lacing. Light visible carbonation. The nose is pretty well balanced, piney hops with lots of sweet caramel maltiness. Light hints of alcohol. The flavor seems like maybe this has gotten a little long in the tooth. The hops are sufficiently bitter but theres no brightness at all. The malt is slightly sweet with lots of toffee, but also some oxidation creeping in. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation and just a bit of stickiness. Overall, this was just a little too dulled to be good. Sometimes an aged IIPA can be beautifu. but not this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6611) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
Bottle (22oz). Courtesy of blankboy. Cloudy amber-orange pour, very large fluffy beige head. Yum aroma - roast brown sugar malt and big-ass citrus/resin acidic funky hops. The taste follows, but its juicy - orange/peach - and while yes, its big and hoppy - tangerine zest - its much sweeter than I expected. Sugary, acidic and grapefruit-pithy bitter mouthfeel, a lightly sour and biting finish .... very nice - boozy too!


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