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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Imperial IPA is bigger and more balanced than its little brother, Ruud Awakening IPA, with a stronger malt presence and increased hopping rate. Mild caramel malt character and plenty of Pacific Northwest hops. The Imperial IPA is part of our Brewers Reserve Series.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
65cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, thx alot to Secret Santa!, complex bitter brew, malty/bitter and slightly woody/spicy/fruity, balanced, clear, small head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10774) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"More pine than citrus, but both are present. Some balance, but still showcases the hops well, and has a pretty bitter finish. Lightly fruity. Not a standout, but nice."

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrDick (373) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Really nice, clean, crisp Imperial IPA. Pine and resin flavors overwhelm with citrus flavors kicking and fighting. Impressive Imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3313) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a thin white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Flavor of citrusy & piney hops, caramel and grapefruit with a dry and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (545) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2014 Bottle (22oz): Slightly coudy golden color. Thin head. Smells like citris and hops. Tastes the same, but a little chalky. Moderatly bitter. Not my favorite IPA but OK. (h)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle from Elizabeth St., Bellingham
Cloudy amber color with small head. Fruity caramel aroma, hoppy but a bit old, light sweat. Bold, full bodied, with moderately sweet malt and caramel flavor; strong bitterness, still some hop resins and fruitiness.
I would really like to try it fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (41913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity, citrusy and mild overripe fruity. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Herbal, dry and solid hoppy. Smooth fruity and bitter far finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
maxwelldeux (4358) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a moderate off white head on it. Nose tastes a little old to me. Noticeably hoppy, but its like they have decayed enough that I cant really get any distinct notes off it. Taste is bitter, but again seems old to me. Could have been good, but hard to tell. Might be isovaleric acid Im getting. Not a fan as is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1476) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap @ Collective on Tap. Pours golden orangish amber with thin white head. Aroma is lightly sweet caramel malt and big citrusy hops. Taste is similar, light body for the abv here. Hops are mostly piney and bitter, which lingers through the finish. Easy drinking, doesnt seem like a 9% brew. Agree with previous review on the price: 22oz bottles frequently go in the $10 range in the Seattle market, this just isnt worth that price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Poured to NB globe. A: Amber ale with two finger head. Excellent clarity. This fades to a thin white foamy layer. Spider web lacing. S: Pine and citrus are the dominant hop characteristics here. Nicely malted background. T: Very super standard IIPA flavors. Very nice finish which matches the same. M: Medium/heavy mouth with lower carb. Very nice. Slicking and satisfying. D: Quite drinkable, however, not too nice given the price point. I could just as easily pay $7 and get two Ninkasi Bombers. Serving type: bottle 02-22-2011


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