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RATINGS: 233   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3582) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Can, extra from trade with my friend Randy in Arizona. Pours a clear golden orange color with a big, thick foamy head that fades very slowly, leave some lacing. Fairly faint aroma of musty grass hops and pale malt. Taste is stale, bitter hops with no sweetness to balance. Very strong bitterness. Light caramel malt backbone. Overpowering oily mouthfeel which also makes it a little thinner than I like. Overall, bitter hop bomb and the hops arent even fresh. Not a very good Imperial IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
12oz bottle given to me by Destral, poured into my Darkness glass...Pours an ugly murky dark orange. Hardly any carbonation at all, no head surfaces except for a few sparse bubbles on the side of the glass...The aroma is super malty tons of caramel and bread, a little pineapple, no hops, a bit of alcohol. Doesnt smell bad, but no balance...The taste is terrible, at first almost devoid of flavor then comes moldy grass, stale hops, and alcohol. This is not a good combination at all. The feel is really light, a weird harsh finish. This is a skip in all regards.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 Rerate (seems better than when I originally tasted it), can: Malty nose. Creamy and smooth texture; a bit too sticky for a double IPA. Flavors are OK, with overly sweet notes of caramel, cocoa and toast. Hops are tame. Too tame. Some floral bitterness surfaces in the aftertaste and its not bad, but it fades fast. Overall, its just not very balanced (too sweet).

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (3375) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Can pour. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a patchy inconsistent head. Semi sweet citrus flavors with a hint of grassy hops too. Smooth transition to a decent bitter hop finish. Enjoyed this one. Pretty heavy beer. Good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3309) - 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. Cant hardly smell much else. Flavors 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (3269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 24, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. can. The pour is a very cloudy yellow with a modest white head and lacing. The aroma is both herbal and floral. The body is medium. The taste has a slight toasted bread character to start but the herbal and floral bitterness winds it up. The herbs feel like Ginger or Rosemary.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (3189) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Sampler at Yardhouse Las Vegas. Pours out a mostly clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is of some nice citrus, pine, evergreen, grass, light bread. Taste is much the same, decent hop profile of citrus, evergreen, grass, little more bready malt comes across in the taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3177) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Have to say for an imperial IPA, it's kinda lackluster, does have an even amount of malt and hops but it fails to give off a extra punch of either, though strong it hides it's abv very well, not a session, drink carefully ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Lukaduke (3098) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours a deep rich amber color with a big three finger head... Aromas are sweet toffee butterscotch with a touch of pine. On the palate this really is a mess... Butterscotch and alcohol, taste like an overly sweet barley wine that was mixed with a half glass of tap water.... slight bitterness in the finish, other than that where are the hops... again where are the hops ?


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