Roots Organic Sharkbite Imperial IPA

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This Ale is big and hoppy! This golden, medium bodied IPA has a nice musky, grassy hop aroma that goes well with the malts, to give this ale a very balanced flavor. 92 IBU

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2311) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Draught. Poured cloudy orange with medium white head. Some lacing. Citrus and pine resin aroma. Hoppy flavour with some grapefruit notes. LIngering hop finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimE (5711) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2009
Murky amber color. Freshly squeezed grapefruit in the nose, but the hop profile in the mouth was just odd? There had to be some Continental hops and/or malts there that just didnt bode well with the American ingredients. The grapefruit was still there, but this just tasted weird. I didnt even want to finish my sampler.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2009
strong aroma--grapefruit, resin, caramel. malt tries to make a flavor appearance but overwhelmed by strong citrus with some pine and alcohol. quickly warming. Light carbonation with some oil weight. harsh finsih.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2007
Draft at Roots: Pours an orange almost copper color, crystal clear with a 1 finger white head. Very floral aroma with notes of all kinds of hops from spicy to citrusy. Flavor is slightly malty for a second and then the hops instantly beat all the malt down for a quite abrasive dank bitterness. Hop bitterness coats the insides of the mouth completely and stays there. Flavor is slightly citrusy fruit pithy but it is hard to even make out flavor with so much bitterness. Jesus the bitterness really builds up with every swig. This is definitely for hop lovers who havent found a beer hoppy enough. No semblance of balance whatsoever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Light in color for an IIPA. Very floral to the nose. Bitter would be an understatement. caramelly and creamy. A little abrasive, but fresh with hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Tremendous I2PA! Cant wait till this back on tap! THE most hoppy organic beer Ive ever had, really well done, reminds of the love child of a Hop Devil and a 120 Minute! Light, hazy amber color with big head and hops thatll leave you reeling! So stupendous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
A rare occasion where I liked the IPA better than the IIPA. Lighter colour. Rough strong hops make for a rough beer not as pleasant as the lighter brother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2006
This was labelled Sharkbite on tap at brewery - Cloudy golden orange with a very stable creamy white head and lively carbonation. Huge hop aroma, full of spruce and pine tips, but just the slightest bit soapy. Flavor is literally just like cannabis, and I realize hops are a derivative of that plant family, but I literally feel like I have just smoked a joint aftertaste. Overall, overly hopped, tasty but unbalanced, by the resiny hop oils, this is a hop heads dream, but for someone who likes a little more maltiness, this is over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2006
Hazy copper with strong grapefruit aroma. Tastes like Im chewing on a big nug. Awesome. A true hop heads dream. A little unbalanced, but not too much. This is up there with my favorite IPAs. Roots is a must see if in Portland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9314) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Lightly murky with an orange-rust hue, clearer than the other Roots beers. Very nice sweaty hop juice nose containing pineapple, nutty apple juice and some sour citric notes. Flavor is less bitter than expected - smooth almost. Has a BO/sweat scent and flavor. Decent body but strange overall... like some farmhouse or saison qualities, which is nice, but it still doesnt work so well.

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