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Brewed by Moor
Style: Imperial IPA
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Occasional.
Also available bottled at 9.5% abv.
This is one big beer. Forget the ABV, which is just a by-product of the passion. James and Josh from the Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham, and I (hence JJJ) have a shared passion for great beers and were lamenting the lack of true IPAs in the UK. So we decided to brew our own version of heaven. Double IPA was just not good enough - we needed a triple IPA. Triple the gravity, triple the colour, and more than triple the hops. With nearly 700 kg of malt and over 11.5 kg of hops this beer is big in every sense. In fact, it was so big and hoppy that it broke our pump! Deep copper in colour, over the top in aroma and flavour, but somehow still remaining (somewhat) balanced, this beer is not for the faint of heart. And if you don’t like hops, don’t even think about it. But if you do, dare we say this may be the best beer you’ll ever taste. We like it so much that upon racking we decided to make it a permanent part of the range.

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3.7
olsvammel (7216) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at BA in Örebro. It poured a very hazy dark brown liquid with a minimal head. Fairly mild smell with some grassy hops. The taste was allot more intense with grass, resin, pine and sweet malts. An east coast DIPA bordering on an american BW.

4
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2012
Draught at Bishops Arms, Vasagatan. Hazy deep golden/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy creamy aroma, milk, metal, perfume, pine. Hoppy hay, flavor, perfume, metal, milk and cream notes, pine, mango, grapefruit. Long bitter finish with citrus, grapefruit and cream notes.

4.5
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2012
[cask at the Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh] Deep, hazy orangey-bronze from the cask pour, nice white head. Aroma of sweet, sticky caramel and resinous hop. Really syrupy on the flavour – perfect on cask, as the resinous hop flavours really come out. It’s like drinking that sticky amber you see running down tree trunks, trapping insects. Yet despite that – and the abv – it’s really very smooth. One of the best beers I’ve had this year, and a real shame it’s now so rare on cask in the UK [14072012]

3.7
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
On cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a dark amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, passion fruit and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering passion fruit and alcohol again. Mildly dry and nicely bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite challenging. Just a little sweet with alcohol quite prominent. Reminded me a little of a hoppy barley wine.

4.3
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Cask at Stockbridge tap. Big dipa here! Sticky malt, tropical hops, very easy drinking. Slight keens cheddar rind note at beginning then passion fruit and mango to the fore. Gentle carbonation.

3.9
stravale (3055) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2012
Very rare Cask @ The Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh EIBF 2012
Rich amber, clear, slight off white rich head, good lacing for abv
Aroma - rich orangey caramel malts, rich resonous hops, some grassy hops, orange citrus, dense juicy malts, rich resin, quite complex and fairly boozy
Taste as main aroma with rich orangey malts, rich caramel barley sugar malts, complex malts, grassy hops, soft citrus hops, sweet but not overly so, lots of flavours, saturated, quite boozy
Palate - soft carb, full body, oily silky texture. Finish as main flavour, smooyj not astringent despite big flavours.
Overall - Really glad to have tried this - very much into barley wine territory than US DIPA, lots of malt and resinous hops. Perhaps being at bit colder with some extra soft carbonation would enhance the drinkability.

3.6
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2012
It smells hoppy and sweet. The taste is first nice sweet-hoppy then it more becomes fruity-hoppy and the sweet is less. Good! 10/10/10/11/-/10

3.8
madmitch76 (24355) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
29th August 2009
9.5%. Cloudy amber brown beer. Slightly dry palate. Wow! Finally an English beer with real balls!! Rich rich salty malt with plenty of hops making their presence felt as well. The malt is also creamy and the hops well integrated. Really comes over as a Barleywine but who cares - it’s English and full of flavour! Whoo Hooo!

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
660ml Bottle (at 9.5%ABV per the Bottle).: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, hops, Earth, citrus, and a hint of caramel. Poured a muddy brown/orange in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, citrus, oranges, pine, light resin, tropical fruit, and hints of Earth and Caramel. Medium body. Oily, then medium to dry texture. Average carbonation. Light malt, citrus, hop, resin, pine, light tropical fruit finish is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Thanks Aaron. Pours light brown with a small off white head. Nose is light citrus, some pine and other dark fruits. Grass and sweet caramel malts too. FLavor is sweet and just a tad bitter, great balance for an english IPA. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and has a shorter aftertaste. Not bad at all.


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