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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   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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4.2
pintofbitter1 (7) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Intensely hoppy and aromatic, expressed through vibrant notes of orange zest, lime and mandarin. Precise carbonation leads to massive bitterness, buttressed by a rich malty body full of toast and caramel character. A huge IPA yet all aspects in excellent balance. Find and drink soon! ---- http://instagram.com/pintofbitter

3.7
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
12oz can from Total Wine. Pours a hazy amber orange with some foamy white head. Citrus aroma with some pine notes. Balanced taste with a nice hoppy bite. Pretty good and a great value.

3.6
chuckstout (332) - Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Big grapefruit, citrus and resin aromas. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Definatly big with the hop flavor and mouthfeel

3.6
fcjack1 (272) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 oz. Can from world beers. Light amber color. Scent of hops and a nice sweet grapefruit aroma. Tastes hoppy. Not really sweet at all. Still, very drinkable. Good beer for the price.

3.3
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Clear amber with 2" of white head. Aroma is sweet and intense with juicy red grapefruit hop nose. Taste is much less sweet and juicy, with grassy herbal hop bitterness. $3/12ozcan

2.9
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
A vigorous pour into my teku glass produces a two finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a bright, copper color that shows a brilliantly clear, golden copper color. The beer smells of crystal malt and then some supporting hop character. Sweet tea notes, caramelized grain, touches of grapefruit, and some pine like notes.

The beer has a solid bitterness, with a lingering pine and menthol astringency, with an up front grapefruit zest character. The finish also has a toasted whole grain cracker note, some lingering sweet tea leaning crystal malt notes, as well as a caramelized note that adds a bit too much here. The body is a bit on the chewy side for an IPA.

Not really my type of IPA, a bit too malt focused, and the hop character could be a lot more floral and characterful. Wow, I was quite surprised that this was an Imperial IPA, really makes me like it even less.

2.9
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Good Lacing S: This smells like a bad, gritty barleywine. There is zero bottle dating but I am going to say that this is an old bottle. T: This is completely devoid of any hops... M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, ...this is either an old bottle or just junk. Overall....nothing more to say.

3.2
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ GABF 2013. Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.2
drowland (8629) - 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 (3640) - 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.


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