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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"In celebration of the Hop. . . . This is a "Hop" tribute, worthy of a Kings Imperial Court! Enjoy the blast of fresh Cascade, Simcoe, Columbus, Ahtanum, and Chinook Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly Imperial Fashion. Pucker Up!

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
pours a pretty amber color like many DIPAs ive had. aroma is full of pine and citrus. flavor is bitter...strong on the piney hop flavor. doesnt seem to have the malt backbone of some DIPAs ive enjoyed. no sign of the alcohol as its well hidden. im not a hops for pure hops sake kinda drinker so this isnt the most appealing beer. i appreciate it for what it is, but in the land of DIPAs...there have been ones i enjoyed more.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie (3397) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 Bottle, thanks to my buddy Erik for bringing this one back and sharing it with me before work. This is a hazy, dark gold color with a pretty nice white head. The aroma is full, bitter, and sweet. Loads of pine, citrus, and sappy notes are in the nose. Its very aromatic and aggressive, though balanced quite well. Flavor is huge and biting, though not quite as clean as the aroma as a touch of chalk comes out. Still, this is a very good example of a IIPA. Blasts of acidity annihilate my palate and the sticky, syrupy finish tries to balance things out. I was still tasting hops on my breath a few hours later.
[January 20, 2009]
Bomber. okay, wow. This is a serious hop bomb. Hops all over the place. Though staggering in strength, they seem to lean in a peppery, wet attitude with little emphasis on citrus. This is a monstrously bitter beer with a gigantic hop presence. Really over the top with hops, though an interesting choice for such an arsenal.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brstp (201) - - MAR 14, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Bomber. Not a particularly spectacular , clear orangeish color but nice moderate carbonation and a great fluffy off white head and lacing. Aroma is about half floral/citrus and half gritty grass, almost dirt hops. Grapefruit is the most obvious flavor but the taste is dominated by an extremely bitter and almost offputting pine, no malt to speak of, oily thin-to-medium mouthfeel and lasting tanginess. Ill be grabbing a couple of these. EDIT 12/5/07, on draft at City Beer Store. Dont have much to add except a reaffirmation of the huge bitterness, more grass in the taste, some rotten candy, mouth-puckering to say the least.. A little caramel malt balances it out.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Thanks to whoever brought this to share with us at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting! Poured a clear amber with a white head that left light lacing. Big pine aroma with some earthiness and a malt background. The flavor had a nice pine and citrus mix. Medium body and sticky. Very nice, thanks!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle at the Knoxville Spring(ish) tasting. Pours copper with ecrue head. The aroma is very orangey hops and some very light toast. The flavor sports a lightly citric bitterness with some cotton candy and lots of fruity hops, especially in the finish. It leaves a decent, bitter aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Enjoyed with Scott. Pours hazy amber with a small dense head. Big hop aroma with citrus peal (grapefruit and lemons). Strong but enjoyable. The flavor is a punch of huge hop flavor and thats it. Lots of citrus peal that have predominately grapefruit as the flavor. Its also a bit hot and overall too much for me. Very dry and bitter. This is the 3rd bottle Ive had and it just doesnt do it for me. WAY to powerful for my enjoyment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (6257) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Mildly cloudy orange, big white head. Smoky, earthy, "dirty" aroma. Viscous, oily body. Very sticky, resiny.Very easy to drink, too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3350) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours amber in color with a small head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sharp and piney with a bitter finish. not bad

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
From the moment you open this bottle the aroma of hops is beautiful and overwhelming. The first sip is a wonderful assault of hops on the tongue. Who cares what the beer looks like or what sort of brussels lace it has when it tastes like this. This beer is a hop lovers dream.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2007
tan orange with a lasting creamy lacing head. a pine and grapefruit bomb in the nose. strong grapefruit taste. the back of my tongue burns in a good way. a cotton candy flavor lies underneath all the hop flavors. a bit sticky. grapefruit lingers long after everything else has faded.


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