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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This "imperial IPA" has a very strong hop aroma and flavor, however it isn’t as bitter as the Gale Force IPA. There is a strong malt backbone to offer a level of balance but with over two and a half pounds of hops per barrel it resonates hops from start to finish. With so much flavor happening you miss the 8.6% alcohol by volume so be careful when serving or drinking. Hops were added at every stage of the process...it was dry-hopped with chinooks for two weeks. 75 IBU’s. Hops: chinook, centennial, columbus, cascade, bullion.

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3.8
hauxe (833) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2017
Pours orange from the bottle and leaves a foamy, off white crown. Aroma is mango, peach, citrus. Hints of spice. Taste has a firm but not overwhelming bitterness. There’s a strong caramel malt backbone to keep things in balance. Body was medium. Drunk amid much distraction so notes are brief, but quite good overall.

2.3
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2017
355ml bottle. Golden orange pour. Aroma is sweet bubblegum booze spice, earth, passion fruit. Flavor is bubblegummy seaweed chocoalte malt toast, MEHHHHHHHHHHHH,

2.6
slowrunner77 (12144) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Darker orange. Aroma of citrus peel, with some floral and spicy hops as well. A bit maltier than I’d like with a pretty standard not so fresh flavor as well. Meh.

3.7
jksipa (956) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2017
Cloudy orange amber with a generous off white head that hangs around and leaves some patchy lace. Nose is bready malts with pine and a good dose of citrus with orange peel at the fore. Flavour follows with light caramel sweetness and a big bitter middle and finish. Mouth is medium+ with average carbonation and a long bitter finish. Decent DIPA. 7/4/7+/4/15

4.2
blackmetal (236) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
wonderful full bodied and balanced IPA. IT doesn’t hit as hard for an imperial IPA, but that’s where it excels. just the right intensity!

3.4
leaparsons (10606) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2017
Bottle, Brewklopedia, Leicester. Hazy golden with an off white foam. Herbal pine with multigrain malts. Candied pineapple and lemon. Orange peel. Herbal and spicy with hot alcohol. Decent.

3.6
ianwelby (1428) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2017
Hazy, dark amber. Slightly sour, hoppy bread aroma. Flavour is tangy, sour fruit. Some bread. Mellow, licorice aftertaste.

3.4
DavyK (141) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle from Drygate shop. Nose is rather unique: orange, syrup - hint of boozy Belgian sour beer-ness also. Jammed full of hops, almost to point where chewiness and bitterness overpower.

3.8
GuideDogSaint (1582) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 11, 2017
355ml bottle at Mike’s, Xiamen. Ours hazy orange brown with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Bitter finish.

3.8
Bosbouw (2932) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2017
Mooie oranje bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig citrus, orange, hop, bitter. Smaakt bitterzoet, fruitig, honing. Bittere afdronk.


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