RATINGS: 1289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
"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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ColonelFlander (6) - SanDieattle, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
So heres the question...Next time Im in the mood for a beer like this should I... A: Grab a Moylans Imperial IPA OR.... B: Get a three foot water pipe, an ounce of Tomahawk hops, and a few sticks of coconut incense... Whew....I dont say this very often, but Im glad I split this 22oz hoptacular oral chainsaw of a beer with a fellow beer bro. Poured into a large snifter so as to harness the incredible aromas of pine & floral hops. Close your eyes, and bury your nose into the glass to get close to the substantial, creamy white head of this dark orange/yellow offering. Its not hard to imagine standing in the middle of the evergreen filled High Sierras after a light rain, a nose truly worthy of a "5/exceptional" score if there ever was one. The taste...well, a bit of sweet pale malt, umm a touch of citrus, and....oh ya, an insane (borderline obnoxious) amount of Tomahawk, Cascade, and Centennial hops, that unceremoniously rip through your taste buds, leaving you thirstier than when you started. Its sort of like getting hit in the mouth by a moist pine cone, but in a good way. I have to say though, Im glad to have experienced this extreme beer, and would (in small quantities) like to have it on occasion. If anything, Id just like to smell it again. This beer goes well with nothingNOTHING I say. If after a few sips, the beer you are drinking can turn an aged, four year old white Canadian Cheddar into Velveeta, you know you are dealing with some serious ale.Good luck.Enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (2319) - Malm, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2017
Fat @Syltan, Malm. Brnstensfrgad l med vitt skum. Doft av malt, karamell, citrus och tallbarr. I smaken tillkommer grapefrukt och kda. Oljig munknsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (3758) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2017
Pours hazy amber with a medium frothy white head. Aromas of mango, peach, apricot, resin, pine. Taste is very fruity and quite grassy with a pleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (1105) - Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2017
Heavenly orange brown color. Smells of sweet malt and some hops. Taste is super hoppy, sweet, but balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Moylans Hopsickle is hopped to hell and back, but it has some nice malty shoulders to stand on. It leaves absolutely no doubt about being a West Coast Imperial Ale, but the big caramel malt layer keeps this hop-forward brew in check. Amber-orange coloring. Pithy tropical fruit smells with some damp, dank pine needles. Flavor goes with the nose. Plenty of aggressive American hops. Pine, grapefruit, orange, peach, and floral notes. Its resinous but not as bitter as you might expect. Finish is hugely dry yet surprisingly smooth. Its good to see distribution from this brewery in my area. I hope thats a trend that continues.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgajdaczewa (2040) - Katowice, POLAND - DEC 19, 2016
W aromacie lekkie utlenienie, miodek, ale i mango, iglaki, po ogrzaniu coraz większa landrynka. W smaku pełne, goryczka spora, leśna, niewiele owocowości, pije się bardzo dobrze, landrynki w smaku brak. Typowa IPA z USA, czyli na świeżo robiłaby to lepiej.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sokuzs1 (1198) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 Aroma: candy, pine, mango , resin, maltyTaste: medium bitter, pine, resin, candy, honey

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (1260) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle- pours orange with a big white head. Aroma is grapefruit, caramel and cereal malt. Taste is hop citrus up front with a caramely hop finish, was expecting a harsh finish but its quite smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1433) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2016 Bottle. Amber, cloudy with a huge foamy offwhite head. Aroma of hops, caramel and citrus. Bitter taste with a strong Hoppy ending, cheers Moffa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5552) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2016
(Moylans Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale) At MOUT Bierfestival, Nijmegen, 150 ml. Deep copper orange colour on the body, tall and thick off-white head on top, with very good retention. Aroma has caramel malts, oranges, orange peel, a bit of grass and straw too. Nicely bitter taste with caramel malts, faint citrus, oranges. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (1052) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep amber with white, denied to semi-sensed, three finger head. Good head retention and perfect lacing. Aroma is mainly resinous and piney with strong citrus accent (orange, grapefruit), in the background hints of tropical fruits. Moderately balanced with some caramel and candy-like notes. Taste is medium to high bitter, rather constant thru the whole of degustation, but slightly intensifies in the end. Medium to full body, sticky and creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is medium bitter and long. In overall nice DIPA, totally focused on rather piney and resinous hops. Nice bitterness. definitely worth trying for beer and hops geeks.

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