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RATINGS: 236   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frank (4149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 3, 2014 This is a pretty decent IIPA but my can at least is not terribly fresh or vibrant tasting. If that is just how this beer is or if its old, I cannot tell because there is no date on it. Oh well. Rated as is for purposes of science! It pours an orange color so hazy aas to be verging on muddy. Its head is thick and white and made of evenly sized small bubbles. The nose on this is, as youd expect, quite hoppy with an emphasis on pine mostly and some earthy herbal notes underneath. It is somewhat sweet but not overly so and just a touch on the sticky side. This is a one and done kind of beer. It is just a bit too heavy to drink a lot of, which isnt really a terribly problem at over nine percent alcohol. Finish is caramelly sweet with a lingering earthy bitterness. This isnt bad but theres really just so many good IIPAs that I dont see myself every buying this again unless maybe I see it on tap.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2016
22 oz bomber pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. Taste is resin, caramel and malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (4014) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Local bottle at home celebrating 2 Dec 09! Pours a turbid light brown colour with a small white head and some bubbly lacing. Big aroma of sweet pink grafruit hops and caramel malt plus a little spice in the finish. VERY balanced flavour with a relatively short, sweet, perfumey finish. Just a little bitterness lingers. Maybe a little light on the hop notes but not the bitterness if that makes any sense. Good effort from these guys though as they just get started.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3991) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Clear amber with a well-suited, light beige head. Light fruit and pineapple nose. Exceptionally estery and fruity with some mild bitterness mixed in. After a sip or two, pineapple blasts to the forefront. Sticky sweet, but not too over-the-top.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12oz bottle 12/21/11 (Jacks Mountain Home) 42 in Snifter-Pours a dark orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of hops, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. This full bodied brew has a weird tartness in there that is throwing things off. Disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Very lightly hazed copper/amber with a slowly fading ecru head. Aroma is a floral and citrus mix with pepper, sweet malt and vegetal notes. Tastes like grapefruit juice with caramel, mild alcohol and a mild bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2013
Can from Whole Foods - El Segundo. Big grapefruit nose, some floral notes, too. Hazy dark straw. bid rocky head. Heavy toffee, caramel initial; hops poke through in mid, but not much; final has some mild hop traces over thick sweetness. Medium-heavy body. Maybe less-than-stellar ingredients are used in this one. Contract brewed for Fox Brews. Okay. A bit too sweet.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
reggiedunlop (3704) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a hazy orange/amber with a huge lt tan head....good lacing and retention...only thing they got right. Aroma is sweet butterscotch. Flavor is uber piney butterscotch...what a mess. Mouthfeel is full and oily and the finish is bitter piney butterscotch. Horrendous.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2010
12 oz bottle
Because of the generosity of a fellow member I was able to try this beer from a new state. It wasnt very exceptional as far as imperial IPAs. On the other hand it does knock out Nevada which reduces the number of states even more. If this is the calling card for the state than I doubt I will be hurrying to try any more.

Aroma / Appearance - A shock white head was bright against the caramel opaque body. A light orange tint around the edges was the color of the rising sun. Rosy floral hops, caramel, honey, and chocolate raisin bread are generally tropical in nature. A bit heavy handed it is a little flawed but not majorly off kilter.

Flavor / Palate - Chewy pine nuts and chocolate muffins mixed evenly. Caramel notes in the background add a bit of depth but do not make it more interesting past the third sip. The mouthfeel is a little cloying and syruppy. Overall it is decent but slightly below average. All the elements are there for a good experience - it is just that they dont quite fit together seamlessly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle; poured a murky/hazy/cloudy golden/amber/orange color with an off white/khaki head. Aroma of sweet chewy malt, alcohol, and a bit of earth. Not very hoppy for the style. Flavor had alot of sweetness, caramel and some very ripe fruit. Hops were again subdued. Tastes almost more like a barley wine than a double IPA. drinkable, yet disappointing.


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