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RATINGS: 1264   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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3.7
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Clear orange-amber body, small white head. Big resinous hop aroma - grapefruit flesh, peach, stem, all held together by toasty caramel malt. The flavor parts of the hops comprise the interesting part of the flavor - juicy orange, grapefruit, and almost a sweet pine element. Tingly hop spice in the finish. A fun-to-drink but unexceptional IIPA.

4.2
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
From Odeed. The beer pours to a clear glowing orange body with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is peaches, hop leaves, fruit, toasted malts. The flavor is hoppy butterscotch. Grapefruit, pine, hop leaves. The palate is bitter and medium bodied, creamy, nice belch.

4.3
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
a light orangish copper colored pour w/ a full off white head and some ncie lacing. Smells much smoother than the double lots of sweet hop notes touches of grass lots of grapefruit hints of strawberry and some nice carmel sweetness. Palate is full lightly creamy and nicely oily, well coated. Flavor is GREAT. A nice fruity hop flavor, grapefruit, apples, strawberries, some floral notes and a good carmel blend. This is just some good stuff.

4.4
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
In proper glassware @ Naven’s: What a delicious hop-riddled ale this proved to be. Poured a dark auburn and provided some nice lacing. Hops galore. I won’t go into too much detail, but I smelled the hop assault well into the evening. I would love to have more of this in one evening than I am capable of withstanding. Time to start lobbying the local beer outlet around the corner to get me some of this so I can put that to a test.

4.2
Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Pours a nice dark amber color. Wow, what a smell! The bottle says this is a "hop tribute", and they aren’t kidding! Excellent beer. Very Very nice.

4.4
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
A "that’s what I’m talkin’ about" smell of hops, raspberries and fun. A dark amber hazy look with a healthy head. A tast that would justify Ben Franklin’s quote about beer. An aftertaste that know’s when its a good time to leave. An epic I2PA.

4.4
Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 see through apple cider-esk body with a nice full white head that left webbing.beautiful wet,sticky,piney hop aroma.flavor boasted the same.this is super hoppy and super tasty!

3.6
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
Aroma:Mixe of pine and grapefruit hops,strong....
Appearance:Clear orange-amber,huge white head...
Flavor:Good bitterness,pine and grapefruit hops.......

3.4
ABUSEDGOAT (2870) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Rerate after HATING this the first time... 5/3/4/2/9 = 2.3. This time it was better. Dark amber with a moderate head, good lacing and decent retention. Aroma is some PNW hops, some spicy and lightly smoked hops. Medium to heavy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Still not into the Tomahawk hop, but it’s hella better than last. I guess I’m not big into mixing that type hop in IPAs unless it’s the only type. Somewhat enjoyable, and at least I know my palate has evolved in the last 14 months.

3.6
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Poured a dark gold with a lasting white head. Aroma is like a freshly opened bag of american hops. A full malty palate is quickly overrun by a harsh hop bitterness and intense hop flavor. Indeed very hoppy, though not as balanced or enjoyable to drink as I would like to see.


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