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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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3.7
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bottle 11$ Bruisin’ ales Ashville. Pours a foggy orange with a fine off white head. aroma is sweet and fruity with a load of hops. Flavor is sweet and rich with notes of caramel. Very hoppy and citrus. I saved mine for a while and I think it payed off. The body was full, i wasn’t expecting it. I had a glass of this and sampled it comparing to the regular Kashimir and they have simularities, bu this beer totally blows the other one out the the water.

3.7
aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Chill haze is readily noticeable right out of the fridge, but it does dissipate. The head is full and creamy (egg foam) and a little more white than is usual for a beer of this size. It disguises it’s 10.2 abv well. It could have easily turned into a barleywine at this strength, but instead tastes more like a strong IPA. I have to say it’s a little less hoppy than expected, but it’s an excellent beer.

3.7
jercraigs (10886) - 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

3.7
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle shared at Trappeze. Poured a deep amber orange, with minimal head. Aroma of sweet malt, spiced hop, and some floral hops as well. Taste was sticky sweet, with a nice hop bite. Finish was bitter, though not as bitter as some other IIPAs. Overall, a nice brew.

3.7
Tmoney99 (14973) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle shared at local BA tasting. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus and earthy aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.

3.7
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours an opaque mahogany copper with a thin cream colored head. Nose is overly sweet pineapple juice and caramel. The flavor is a bit better balanced with some earthy, dry hops. Still on the sweet side though, with a smooth mouthfeel.

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

3.7
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2011
27th February 2009
Cloudy orange - amber beer. Rich silky palate. A little pepper rides over a marmaladey orange and grapefruit hop. The hops are deep but also mellow and not over bitter. Long smooth hop finish with a lingering but pleasant bitterness.

3.7
Westmeister (2127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle. Well, since I was not a big fan of the non-imperial version, I was not very optimistic. Expectations were exceeded. Taste was very clean maltiness, light citrus, some pine and just a hint of booze. Very nice.

3.7
Cybercat (6146) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours a pretty clear amber with a thick and fluffy pale buff head that leaves some good lacing. Strongly hoppy aroma has mostly evergreen and resin, with an undertone of Mandarin orange. Bold, hoppy flavor assaults the palate with resiny, rather bitter hops and sour orange plus a touch of honey. Firm, smooth texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a hoppy and slightly sweet finish. A hundred kilos of hops? Sure shows!


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