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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 Brewer’s Reserve Series.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (1256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Strongest part of the aroma is pine a little too concentrated, sourish, with caramel and resin. Moderate white head on clear light amber. The pine continues in the flavor, not sour but tongue-numbing, alcohol with some caramel sweet and distant orange.


3.7
teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy copper amber with a thin off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is of tree fruit. Flavor is a bit sweet, a bit fruity, alcohol prominent, excellent malt, ideal medium bitterness, sweet bitter aftertaste. Quite good.

3.7
tcon25 (849) - Duvall, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Draft pour at the Collective, golden pour thin head basic hop aroma very small citrus not a lot of bite for a imp, solid beer.

3.8
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery it is a clear gold with an off white head. The Aroma is citrus.and the taste is orange and white grapefruit with a Bitter finish.

3.7
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of orange and grapefruit zest. Bitter finish.

3.6
Braudog (6719) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Medium orange, thin white foam. Drinks nice and smooth, with an even-tempered personality. The malt background is sturdy, the hops are woodsy and moderately bitter. 9% beers are getting easier and easier to drink ... scary. (#6083, 12/24/2015)

3.4
monk191 (1999) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2015
A quite nice IPA. Well balanced. Pours a clear orange with a white head. Smells very fruity, of pineapple and mango. Taste is on the fruity side for an IPA. Citrus, mango and pineapple, with a bit of balancing hops in the finish. Had in the bottle.

4.8
Craftbrewhaha (80) - - DEC 1, 2015
Enjoyed this last night with a couple friends. This is one of the best Imperial IPAs I’ve had from Washington. Alcohol melds well, hop aroma is amazing and the body really helps showcase the hops. Big fan of this brewery!

3.2
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is bitter peels, pine resin. Taste is a little bitter / chemical. Not a big fan.

3.7
Oakes (17699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Deep bronze. Thin head. Thick sweet fruity hop character, balanced, moderate bitterness.

3.5
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2015
sample at NIIPAC IIPA Championship, Gene McCarthy’s, Buffalo NY.golden orange, small head, bitter, slight chemical, good mouthfeel, some lemon pith


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