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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4269) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours light orange. Its pretty clear. A bit floral on the nose. Kind of sweet on the tongue. A bit of hop bitterness on the finish. Its pretty drinkable for an IPA I dont think quaffable is the main attribute people are looking for in this style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4213) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Pours a golden orange from the bottle with thin ring of off-white lacy head. Aroma is bready grain up front, then a nice piney hop presence on the back end. Taste is more resinous, nice grapefruit and pine notes from the hops with a bittersweet caramel malt finish. Pretty decent, a lot better than the normal Kashmir.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 6, 2008
Beers rating #100 Bomber from mgumby10; Thanks; Nose of flowery hops mixed with caramel, fruity, and sugary notes; hazy orange with a medium off-white head; flavor of hop bitterness, lots of sweet fruitiness, light spiciness, and some citrus; finish is reasonably bitter as the rest if the flavors fade out!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bulk_Carrier (4106) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rcvd in trade. The appearance has a golden amber colored body that is slightly transparent with a thin half finger white foamy head that dies immediately leaving some speckled spider web lacing clinging pretty hard to the glass. The smell has biscuit/cracker malt-like subtleties coated over top of the hops - basically combined nicely with a tropical yet slightly citrusy sort of hops. The taste is bittersweet as its nicely combined all the way throughout the entire drink. It has a bittersweet aftertaste with a dry sticky finish. On the palate, she sits about a medium, comes across semi-sessionable, and has a carbonation that is good for a DIPA as there is nothing obscure and still gives an adequate sharpness most DIPAs give, surprisingly enough, ABV isnt really noticed. Overall, this is a very good DIPA that I would have again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4051) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
From a bottle provided by Oscar the night before Brewgrass. Thanks! Aroma is full of green hops, some malt, but mainly just fresh green hops that smell like they had been picked hours before entering this beer. Flavor is very hoppy too (5 different hops added at 7 different times will do this!) with a piney and citrus like taste. Fairly dry and earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bomber pours clear golden with ring of near white head. Smells of alcohol burn and piney hops. Flavor is slightly better than the aroma but it still kinda burns on the way down. Not particularly my cup of tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pretty random bottle someone handed me at DLD 2010. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is somewhat oxidized but it held up well if this indeed over a year old. Citrus and a bit of creaminess. Pretty bitter still. Nice carbonation. Pretty cool to try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2007
22oz from Sams, Durham. Digging this more than many folks are, and I find it a lively, pleasant, if not overly complex DIPA. Orange to copper body with an admirable frothy head, theres a noticeable aroma of big floral hops. Continues in the flavor, which isnt so citrusy to my taste but is quite fruity (almost mango? weird) and enjoyable. I get what people are saying with the barleywine comments, and there is a substantial malt backing, but the piquant flavors seem to keep it on style. Nice effort from Highland (hey guys, how about an imperial mocha stout?).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3983) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle poures a hazy medium amber. Snall of white head. Malty sweet BW like aroma. Hops are soft and faded. Thick bodied and a bit syrupy. Boce malts and brown sugar flavors with nearly enough IBUs. Slight cardboardy woody trailer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3935) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. I couldnt locate any date information on the bottle. The pour is a lightly hazed golden amber with a inch dirty white head that falls fast. The aroma is floral sweet hop, sweet slightly resin malt, and a minimal amount of sweet alcohol. The taste is sharply sweet right away, floral, pineapple, and then the malt syrup sweet. As this beer warmed, the sweetness integrated a bit better, and the floral and pineapple became the main feature. Some pine hop becomes evident as well. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and only a faint dry alcohol finish. Overall, decent enough - though a bit too strong on the sweetness for my tastes. Thanks for sending this my way Phil.


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