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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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3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ColonelFlander (6) - SanDieattle, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
So here’s the question...Next time I’m 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 don’t say this very often, but I’m 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. It’s 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. It’s sort of like getting hit in the mouth by a moist pine cone, but in a good way. I have to say though, I’m glad to have experienced this “extreme” beer, and would (in small quantities) like to have it on occasion. If anything, I’d just like to smell it again. This beer goes well with nothing……NOTHING 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


3.8
murzyn (426) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 15, 2017
Barwa bursztynowa z dużą, gęstą pianą. Aromat żywiczny, sosnowy, mocno cytrusowy. W smaku żywiczne, iglakowe przełamane mocną cytrusową goryczką. Dobre pifko.

3.6
cfrancis (3535) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2017
Ok I hit it. Too many hops. And this coming from a guy who worships hops. Pours cloudy gold with a small white top. Aroma is hops, shitloads of hops. Hopsickle is the right name as this smells like one. Taste is resinous, lacing citrus and pine hops. So much that it’s syrupy. I can only imagine the amount of malt thrown in this to try and balance it out. Didn’t work, it’s bitter, and syrupy and resinous with a touch of dank. It’s growing on me but I really don’t think that this is something that I want again.

4
NordicV (2425) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2017
Fat @Syltan, Malmö. Bärnstensfärgad öl med vitt skum. Doft av malt, karamell, citrus och tallbarr. I smaken tillkommer grapefrukt och kåda. Oljig munkänsla.

4.1
ansalon (4102) - 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.

3.7
Bricks (1146) - 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.

4.7
MetalNHopHead (2123) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Moylan’s 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. It’s resinous but not as bitter as you might expect. Finish is hugely dry yet surprisingly smooth. It’s good to see distribution from this brewery in my area. I hope that’s a trend that continues.

3.5
mgajdaczewa (2248) - 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.

3.2
sokuzs1 (1519) - POLAND - DEC 18, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 Aroma: candy, pine, mango , resin, maltyTaste: medium bitter, pine, resin, candy, honey

4
Dervock (1416) - 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.

3.7
Nordcore (1599) - 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.


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