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RATINGS: 237   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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3.1
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2012
12-oz can. Pours a hazy medium amber with a dense and creamy tan head that takes off as soon as it touches the moustache. Very mild apricot nose mixed with caramel. Creamy medium body with modest carb. Caramel and apricot mid palate, along with a bit of nitrogenous funk. Not a welcome addition. Mild finish.

4.1
Sledutah (7971) - Utah, USA - APR 28, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Lee’s Discount
Appearance: Pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit and pine resin
Taste: Fruity, caramel and pine resin
This is my kind of IIPA, great. Hoppy but not over the top bitterness. I would love to try this fresh. Next time I’m in Las Vegas I need to find this on tap.

3
BlackHaddock (7951) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
May 2010: Pint served at Ales and Aces (Las Vegas). The bar is dark but the beer looked a clear amber/orange colour, on top sat an off white thin head that soon became a wisp and collar. Hops and hints of pink grapefruit came across my nose. The hops content killed whatever else might have been in the brew, no malt flavours could I find, some inkling of a citrus presence tried to appear, but got beaten back by the hops, which strangley didn’t give the beer a huge bitterness like some hops can (and do). A different beer for me, pleasant, but not a world beater.

2.8
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Can. Pours with a hazy, deeper orange hued body with a massive, just off-white head with decent lace. Aromas show a huge crystal like malt presence. Malt dominates with a moderate floral, pine and citrus zest hop aroma component. Sweet iced tea aromas, insect repellant, marmalade, over ripe fruits and deep caramel aromas. Flavors are extremely sweet with a medium to strong bitter, some citrus pith, pine, hoppy, herbal grapefruit and noticeable warmth in the finish. Slightly sharp. Medium to full carbonation, medium bodied and boozy. Way too loaded with dextrins for me.

3.6
Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Twelve ounce bottle from Food N Fermentation. This pours hazed coppery with a decent fluffy beige head. A big caramel aroma with fruit and pine. An interesting earthiness too. This beer has a huge malt profile with citrus and pine hops a little behind. I taste some bready yeast. It has plenty of sweetness and maybe a little too much. A decent brew.

3.5
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Canned. Poured hazy medium orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up orange and other, somewhat dank citrus fruits over some biscuity malts.. not big, but quite enjoyable. The flavor found grapefruit meat, sweet caramel, and biscuity notes at the core.. bitter orange peel and black pepper around.. finished citrusy and bitter, with a nice warm kick. Medium-bodied and a tad grainy on the palate.. balance was good.. this was better than expected, and I’ll have another.

2.7
vtafro (7451) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle. Well last to rate my own shared bottle, figures. Hazy brune pour with some whitish head. Maybe this was an off bottle or what not but the hops have disintegrated, and are giving a soapy flavor off. Malty finish with some warming.

3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA Championship, buffalo ny GeneMcCarthy’s.ight bodied, pale colored, light aroma, cigarettes, floral bitterness. 636312

2.8
RobertDale (6976) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Sample at The Pub in the Monte Carlo, Las Vegas. Comes a light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Taste is piney hops, malt and grapefruit. Decent.

3.4
kramer (6975) - 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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