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RATINGS: 1266   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 King’s 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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3.8
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2007
Bottle: Copper in color with a small, quickly diminishing head. The smell is pretty nice. I smell some hops, but also some sweet aromas in there as well. I smell some pine and orange. The taste is pretty intense, noticeably piney. Hops are very prevelant. As the taste lingers in your mouth, I notice some orange flavors arising. Seriously hoppy indeed. Humungous taste, but maybe a bit to much hop, and I love hops.

3.1
JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Heavily hazed dark amber liquid. Taller head of creamy/dense heavy cream colored head. Decent lace. Heavy sweet malt aroma wrapped in citric zest. Lemon zest and grapefruit pulp are dominant in the nose. Flavors of weak lemon juice mixed with malt and corn syrup. Some tropical fruit are tossed into to further muddy the tastes. The malt is so weak that I have a hard time thinking this is anything but a hop tea in light syrup. I’m having a hard time getting into this one. Lacks any malt depth only shows off the hops.

4.1
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
#981, Bottle at the Champaign-Urbana private tasting held at Radio Maria.Hazy orange, big bursting white head, nose big hops and very big alcohol. Taste is sharp gib orange skin, grapefruit sharp with lots of pepper and huge orange. Wonderfu.

4.2
slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Hazy orange-copper with a dense head that lasts awhile. Aroma is like a floral hopsack with mild caramel notes. Lots of fruit with sharp hop bitterness. Dry and noticeably strong. Lingering hop finish.

4.1
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. I have had IIPAs with a higher average rating that I liked less than this beer. My first experience with Moylans and a very good one. This is an excellent Imperial IPA with all the classic characteristics of an IPA plus a full feel in the mouth and an alcohol presence. Very smooth and very balanced. A repeat buy for sure. My full rec.

3.4
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Deep copper, light tan head. Nose is rich caramel, plenty of pine, chocolate, slight butter. Flavor is similar - caramel, butter, extreme resin bitterness, alcohol. Very aggressive.

3.9
Spliffy (55) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Afew 22 oz. bottles. Nice beer indeed! A bit nicer then their double IPA which I happen to think is one of the better bangs for your buck and this one is as well. Nice ABV % , but you can’t tell it’s that high and of course it has a nice citrus aroma and a good balance of carbo, malts, etc...

3.8
RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2007
This beer is out of control!! Hop bomb with a capital H. Like grapefruit pinesol, only pretty good. Ridiculous.

4.1
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Wow, so glad this made it to ohio. This is probably the hoppiest beer i have ever had. Very citrus and a little piney in the aroma. Flavor was so hoppy that it almost seemed sour like grapefruit. One of the intense beers ive ever had. I dont think you could even have this at a tasting because you would not be able to taste anything else.. This is one that must be tried.

3.9
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2007
From a 22 oz. bomber bottle with a short blurb on the upper right side of label, no freshness date, but I believe this is the spring 2006 release. Poured a cloudy golden, slightly orangey, amber with a fluffy, foamy off-white head that settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking. Hoppy aromas of pine floral, citrus, dry earthy leafy, fruity esters and a subtle caramel malty. Good, even carbonation and a crisp, hop slick, creamy smooth full bodied mouthfeel. Big hop taste, but balanced enough that you can also taste the caramel, sugary malts, dry tobacco leafy, sour citrusy, evergreen oily, herbal, tomahawk bitter hops, not taste bud killing bitter, but a light, lingering bitterness that softly numbs the tongue, the alcohol is well into the background and slowly warming in the palate, and a dry leafy, sour hoppy with a subtle sweet malty finish. Excellent, smooth drinkability on this DIPA, I could drink this all night without any complaint, I am looking forward to this spring’s release.


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