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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A robust renovation of the India Pale Ale. Assertive dry-hoppying provides an aromatic telltale nose, indicative of the bitter symphony to follow. Bold hop character with lively grapefruit and citrus notes. 20° Plato, Alc. 9.4% by Vol.

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3.3
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Aroma has notes of toasted caramel malts, piney and resin hops. Deep medium reddish/amber hue with a very small off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall an average IIPA that has past it’s prime drinking age. This was a 2011 vintage so I will need to try this one again but fresh. Also detecting a slight infection.

3.3
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle clear amber color very little head good lacing Vintage 2011 Not fresh reminds me of dogfish 120 Aroma is almost nonexistent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Samuel214 (1193) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2016 Flaska från SB. Doftar av maltsötma, ananas, granskott och humle. Rejäl kropp, med fyllig och frisk mango, ananas, söt råglimpa, sirap, tallkåda, granskott, aningen citrus i eftersmaken. Bra och jämn beska - kraftfull, men tar inte över. Mäktig IPA, som lyckas hålla balansen.

3.7
demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice hoppiness to it, citrus, a bit of pine needles, and a rally nice floral note. Appearance is a light amber with a medium sized off white head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste has got a nice citrus hop texture (really fruity), and some light malts in the backing. Palate is bitter hops on the tongue at first thenand lingering hop texture that stays in the mouth for quite a while. Overall, decent Impy IPA not blowing me away, but I would get it again if it were cheaper. Cheers!

4
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Solidly malty and nicely bitter. Nothing over the top per style, but I really enjoyed it. Citrus and sticky pine in the aroma with a fresh, soapy hop quality. Dark copper pour, inch thick off white head and thick lacing. Medium bodied, and thick for an IPA (just how I like it). Bitter and malty with a resinous coating. Grapefruit, caramel and pine flavors dominate. Some lemon and a faint nuttiness round out a good balance.

3.9
alliance100 (1157) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a deep amber with tan head . Soft citrus aromas . Taste is grapefruit with some malty sweetness . Good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Ugh, I hate DIPAs like this. It just has a more earthy and chewy flavor to it. I prefer a bright and clean tasting DIPA and this one is like muddy hops with intense caramel malt that’s more than a backbone. I’ll pass on this one.

3.8
bookman10 (1133) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Pours a darkish, brown-yellow color with small, long-lasting head. Aroma is a bit muted--hops and floral odors abound, but don’t prepare one for the big flavor. Very smooth, almost sweet, with strong hop presence and nice combination of citrus notes. Full, oily mouthfeel with nice, sweetish finish. Very nice.

3.8
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Single bottle purchased at Friendly Mini Mart in Lakewood. Mmmm, this aroma is nice and full of green apple, grapefruit, clove, pepper and cotton candy. The view is a hazy attractive orange glow with a thin light cream head. The flavor is a rather full but not overblown one. It hits with a some good citrus sweetness up front, kinda flowery, but then subsides rather gently to some oily malt texture. Only then does it close out to some bitterness, which hangs on the palate.

3.2
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
I thought I might like this one because I am a fan of the regular Hatter IPA. But this version seemed a little forced. A cheap alcohol flavor. Much rather have the non imperial.


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