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RATINGS: 145   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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3.7
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Amber in color, Clear with a thin head. Nice hops aroma good malt backing. Love the flavor and the added Chinooks to the dry hop make this a great beer. Dry finish this was a great dinner beer. Strong alcohol flavor this beer can and will kick your ass.

3.6
KansaiBeerLvrs (5158) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
This beer pours a crystal clear deep copper gold with a thick head of foam that is solid, long lasting and laces the glass. The aroma is pine needles & biscuity malts. Full bodied with a silky smooth mouthfeel it has a soft but persistent earthy "green" bitterness that evokes a walk through a pine forest. Really interesting stuff for lovers of bitter hoppy IPAs.

3.6
SarkyNorthener (4627) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from stirchley wines. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, hops and fruit. Taste is fruity, some stewed fruits and caramel with hop bitterness. Good.

2.5
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear brown color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is quite malt forward, as you get a little subtle toasting along with some earthiness in this. Taste is a little sweet up front, and actually ends up feeling a little resiny. Not a great example.

3.9
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle at the Hangover. Lots of hops, decent maltiness, less chewy than usual dipa. Little hit of sweetness. Full bodied. Nice.

3.7
jamestulloch (4117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle from Deeside Drinks Emporium. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Steady carbonation. Great lacing. Aroma of orange and honey. Flavour of grapefruit, maple syrup and sweet melon. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Very soft fizz. Sweet and tasty.

3.8
BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Amber bodied with foamy beige head. Profusiion of mid- to heavy hop aroma. Humid, co-humulone is felt, but yet subdued. Woodsy and sharply floral. Overflowing with resin. Nice, sweet, floral hop resin. Full-bodied with well rounded bitterness. A swarthy brew. A glass full of summer’s bloom.

3.8
Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2013
Hazy amber,small beige head.Salty hop/malt nose.Full bodied well balanced palate.Decent hop profile,big malt in back.Long hop finish. Good lace

3.2
mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle. Dark golden, hazy, average and mostly lasting head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyneness, light alcohol.Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit - light piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and dryish, light caramel and faint tropical fruitiness, some grapefruit/piney hoppyness, light alcohol. OK hoppy and fruity aroma, but flavor/finish lacks fruitiness. Finish is bit harsh.

3.7
maekchu (3917) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2016
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Thick caramel nose, with big citrus (grapefruit) and pine. Hazy, near cloudy, gold leafy. Caramel, resiny hop (with a bit of burn), some spiciness, and long bitter tracks. Medium-heavy body, with rich and rough hop texture. Hides the alc. very well. Hop-heavy mixed up blend, but tasty and malty as well.


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