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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial IPA has a large Hop Aroma and sweetness from dark caramel malts. This brew uses Simcoe and Cascade hops and is hopped at 5lbs per barrel. The brew is best enjoyed at 55F.

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3.2
drowland (8764) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
10/19/13. 12oz can thanks to PorterPounder! Clear golden pour with a small khaki head. Bland, creamy aroma, some resin and dishrag, maltiness. Plain malty flavor, dishrag, resin, caramel. Meh.

3.2
smith4498 (3647) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours hazy burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Bitter grapefruit rind and sweet caramel flavors. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
hayduke (5217) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Courtesy of a trade with Doran in Missouri. Pours a deep copper color with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is hop forward with a bit of fruit. Citrus finish. Tasty.

3.5
jjgmd (2164) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice wispy white head. Nose is citrus and sweet with pine and resin. Taste is pleasant bitterness with appreciable sweetness in between. The citrus taste is not as strong as the nose. Finish is long and bathes the palate with bitterness. A solid DIPA, but not a classic . quaff score 7 / 10

3.6
glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Can. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with pepper and dried fruit. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick, with a soft to lively carbonation. Nothing over the top in this DIPA but everything is in the right place per the style.

3.3
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is cloudy, dark golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is hops, fruits, bitterness, and sweet.

3.3
ABUSEDGOAT (2760) - California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Amber colored, moderate head, some lacing/retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, lightly floral, some caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness. Decent.

4
drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Poured this at a good temperature with a mammoth, foamy, frothy, thick, cream-colored head that settled very slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a clear amber with many bubble trails. Aroma is mainly fresh hop composed of citrus and then resin. Can’t hardly smell much else. Flavor’s like nose, fairly dry, mostly bitter with complimentary carbonic tang. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is decent. Finish is like flavor with bitterness being very long; not much sign of the alcohol. Too bitter without the balance for me.

3.3
jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Can--Hello Neveda! A soft gold colored brew with white head with medium lacing and light floral and citrus aroma. I expected a more robust aroma. Taste was a sticky citrus with no malts. Sticky finish with no smack on the lips. Total Wine.

3.4
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Can. Pours a slightly hazy copper body with a one finger frothy off-white head that had amazing retention. Tons of sticky clingy lacing. The nose is smelling pretty darn sweet, but there’s also a big burly citrusy and resiny hoppiness that keeps it in balance pretty well. The caramel and crystal malt sweetness seems to indicate that this might be a little too sweet for my tastes. The flavor is actually not all that sweet though, the bitter resiny hops really dominate and scrub away the caramel sweetness. Long, lingering bitter finish with a little bit of an alcohol warmth. Thick and chewy body with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent enough DIPA, but not something that I’d want to down a six pack of.


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