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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Back in the day, Michael Peticolasí brother, Charlie, was a cop and COPS filmed a few of his arrests. The best of which involved a deadbeat considering resistance to his arrest. With baton drawn, Charlie demanded "Sit down or Iíll SIT YOU DOWN!" Since the episode aired over 10 years ago, weíve uttered the line a million times to one another and laughed every time. Weíre paying tribute to that line by using it to name our Imperial IPA. A big beer that will sit you down if you donít do it first. Ha. Call it Sit DownĚ for short. As for the beer itself, the intent is to exhibit the fresh and bright character of the hops. We dry hopped it with over a pound of hops per barrel of beer. Itís gold in color and the floral ester aroma is high. The hop bitterness is high, but not at all harsh. The hop flavor is high, fresh, and lively. Yet with all of our beers, itís all about balance and this one is no exception. The malt character is fairly high and provides a tremendously full mouthfeel. Finally, the alcohol in this beer is intentionally present (and delicious). When it comes to food pairing, IPAs are best when paired with spice. Indian foods are often complex and focus on spices and herbs. As a consequence, the hop aromatics of the IPA can result in great harmony with spicy Indian dishes. Otherwise, find yourself some spicy Thai or jerk chicken.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Sampled at The Thirsty Growler. Great dank hop aroma, grassy, herbal, with tropical fruits and pine. Hazy golden amber with creamy lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Sweet but not cloying, big hop flavors and good bitter finish. Nice lingering bitter after with alcohol warming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Hazy honey pour, stout off white head. Very vibrant hoppy and citrus nose. Classic stout imperial ipa. Exactly what it should be

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5138) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015 in Denver. In the tasting glass orange with a white head. Lot of aroma here with citrus, floral, and pine hops, some tropical fruit including pineapple. Medium body. Resinous mouth feel. Flavor is intense with a lot of citrus and pine and there is a bitter pine laden finish. Darn good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Strong floral hop aroma. Average light copper color with strong carbonation. Medium weight. Sharp bitterness up front with earthy hop flavors and some spice. Sweetness detected in the background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at Hooliganís. Amberish pour with a white head. Aroma is booze, grain, pine sap, and oranges. Taste is more alcohol, caramel, maybe baking spice?, and fruit. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2015
(Draught) Pours a burnt orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, grass, and weed. Flavor of herbs, grass, pineapple, lime, grapefruit, pine, and caramel with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Tap at The Common Tabe Pours a deep copper with a thin white head. The aromas are grapefruit, grass and floral notes. The mouthfeel is bitter and dry with a medium body and good carbonation. the alcohol is really present in this beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (969) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at Lakewood Growler - deep orange with a small head and lacing. Has a dry citrusy flavor but also somewhat of a rubbery finish. Would like to try this one again maybe at a colder temp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (678) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2014
At LS Taps & Caps. Hazy, deep golden color with a little white head. Citrus and floral aroma. Hoppy flavor, mildly bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 1, 2014
32oz growler in a teku. Pours amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, a lot of caramel and pale malts, hints of alcohol, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. A boring double IPA.

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