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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Great Taste of the Midwest 2008

Hoppy and aggressive this was amazingly my first hop bomb of the afternoon. That made it the perfect shock to the system after porters, stouts and heavy fruit beers. It is not the strongest imperial IPA but at the same time everything you could ask for is present.

Aroma / Appearance - The cloudy golden body left a nice layer of residue along the side of the glass. The hops took the form of a bright fruity and caramel blend.

Flavor / Palate - Hoppy banana bread washed across the senses before a dry bitter finish. There is no mistaking this for anything other than an imperial IPA at this point. Aggressive but balanced it highlights the skill of the brewers at Piece. I can’t wait to get back there and see what they have brewing in the future.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Cloudy dk straw pour thick white head, good lacing. Well coated pal. Flavor is full of tropical fruit, hops, I’d guess simcoe, heavy so sweet hop flower.. delicious APA. Light breads come later. Aroma is mostly floral definatelly big sweet tropical fruits... some cereal.. GREAT.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35004) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
GABF 2007. A hazy golden beer with a thin orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of grass, malt, and grapefruits. OK, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3270) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Cloudy amber-orange hue, with a floral hop pineyness nose with some cedary, resinous notes, with a good toasted , carmel malt accent, with a leafy citrusy fruity aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet toasted malt and a juicy leafy, flowery hop character, with a coniferous, cedary accent, some grapefruit, lemon hoppiness, leading towards a warming intense hop leafy bitterness finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5706) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Cask conditioned as guest firkin at Dark Lord Days 08. Pours a clear light copper amber brew with a thin and creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates, even for a cask drawn beer. Aroma of multi citrus zest, some crystal and amber malts, grapefruit with some toffee and pine. Quite complex for a lighter color beer. Taste is medium bodied, no carbonation with flavors of light caramel malt, plenty of citrus and grapefruit flavors and some nice sweet bitterness for a double IPA. Finish has a lingering sweet bitterness or orange zest that sticks around after the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
In short: A heavy well malted IIPA with a ton of resinous bitter hops. Excellent
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear dark-golden body with a medium off-white head
In long: Heavy caramel malt profile. Intense resinous citrusy hops. Intense bitterness. Like some kind of Corne Du Diable on steroids crossed with a Bells Hopslam. This is a sipper. More a sipper than a highly drinkable IIPA but this is nonetheless a very superior IIPA. Described on the menu as A classic Egyptian style Pale Ale?!?!? No kidding. Sure, whatever, probably very good to accompany traditional Pakistani style pork chops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Tasted 4/30/08. Second part of the sampler. Filtered with a dark amber hue. Taupe head. Peppery grassy hop aromas. Full bodied tart and crisp. So zesty. Lime and lemon citrus flavors. Tingling effervescence with moderate alcohol. Rolling smooth but bitter English dry hops. Toffee and slightly cooked sugar malts. Faint burn. More of a sticky sensation. Rolling and cloying. Not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Draft DLD08 Clear, textbook amber with a small, creamy, off-white head. Big time grapefruit (golden and ruby red) along with juniper notes overpower all the malt essences. Medium to full-bodied with ticklish carbonation. Moderately sweet; medium to heavily bitter; mildly acidic with some alcohol warmth. Bitter, drying finish with a pinch of salt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4-24-08 tap
Thick amber color with good head and lacing. Nice hop floral smell. Good hop presence in the thick flavor. Well made and well balanced. Palate is nice and thick and and matches the flavor well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2008
Draft @ DLD 08: Light copper in color with a small white head. Citrus based nose with some floral hop notes added...medium-full bodied mouth feel. Very nice flavor on this, not too dry or sweet but just perfectly rounded out citrus hop bomb with some malty accents to give it a balanced finish.


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