RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
Our Imperial or Double IPA uses two varieties of hops known for their citrus-like flavors. Sorachi Ace, a Japanese variety that provides a lemony flavor and Mosaic that imparts grapefruit and orange flavors. The hops are balanced with a hearty amount of malt. It has higher alcohol content and is served in a snifter.

Beer Geek Info:
IBUs- 112
ABV- 8.9
Hops-Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, Dry-hopped with Bravo, Mosaic & Simcoe
Malts- 66% Rahr 2-row, 12% Vienna Malt, 9% German Carapils, 3% English Crystal, 4% Belgian Kiln Amber, 6% Invert Sugar
Water- no treatment
Original Gravity- 1.090
Original Plato- 18.4
Color- 9 SRM
Calories per pint-331
Calories per snifter-210
Yeast: From Yeast McEwans Brewery, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9335) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2016
Sample at the brewery. High creamy off-white lasting head. Clear dark red body. Cinnamon herbal fruity aoma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5469) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy bright copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like caramel, booze, nutty malt, and grapefruit hops, light pine. Medium body and carbonation. Smells like caramel, booze, nutty malt, and grapefruit hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CStang67 (28) - - APR 6, 2015
Had at the brew pub a few weeks ago so dont remeber much, but it was good. Everything had there was decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2014
10 oz at the brewpub. Pours super red with a very small head. The Sorachi is way up front in the nose. Loads of dill weed with lemon and a nice, juicy tropical fruit background. The malts are a little heavy, but not to take away from the hops. Carbonation is a little low. Tons of Sorachi in the flavor, clean citrus and dill is very apparent. Finish has hints at berries and an array of herbs. Weird, tasty and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1284) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at brewery, poured a deep cloudy orange hue w/ thin white head. Big tangerine citrus aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish of medium duration. Tastes are straw, orange zest, ruby red grapefruit and white grapefruit pith. Full bodied, balanced mouthfeel and soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4708) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Golden orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, heavy florals, pine, and tropical fruit notes. Taste us the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1612) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Type: Draft Glass: Pint glass From: Phantom Canyon Brewing Company in Colorado Springs, Colo. Price: N/A Purchased: Oct. 9, 2013 Consumed: Oct. 9, 2013 Misc.: Someone else bought the beer for me Poured a reddish copper color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki white head. Good lacing along the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down. Smelled grapefruit, citrus, floral hops, slight butter, pine and lime. Tasted butter, lemon, earthy grass hops, floral hops, citrus hops and grapefruit. Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. This was a really good Double IPA. Id certainly have it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Ported from BA. Appearance: A thick red color, kind of like a clear brick. orange/brown around the edges. About 1 1/2 fingers of head, but I have small hands. It faded fairly quickly. Smell: Citrusy, right off the bat. Its pretty clear that this is a Citra DIPA. Not much malt aroma to speak of. This is all about hops and grapefruit. Taste: Citra hops come through right away, and are amazing. They do eventually fade and you get a hint of malt sweetness mixing in with a bit of pine flavor. In the end, a very balanced bitterness that doesnt last very long. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Somewhat oily and holds a medium-carbonation. Drinkability: High. Its high in alcohol (the current batch is actually 9.5%) but the alcohol flavor doesnt invade too much. Since the bitterness tastes so appropriate and doesnt last, it would be a good intro for someone just trying IPAs or DIPAs. In a word: Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12842) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Tap. Pours hazy amber with an average, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, peach, and pineapple. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, citrus, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol and pineapple. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2010
(draft at the brewpub on 2/12/10). Cloudy reddish copper color. Small off white head. Aroma of moderate citrus and light pine. Flavor of the same with moderate sweetness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.

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