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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This "imperial IPA" has a very strong hop aroma and flavor, however it isnít 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 IBUís. Hops: chinook, centennial, columbus, cascade, bullion.

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2.8
glennmastrange (2855) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate cooked orange and dough for the hops and yeast, with date and sugar in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium tan/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the extra long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is medium to full, oily with a soft carbonation and a heavily astringent and lightly alcoholic finish. Up front itís a bit maltier than most DIPAs, and the flavor and palate start off okay, but itís not at all balanced and the finish for both is a little rough.

3.4
Itzjerm (2794) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2015
More carmel and hop bite than much else. Not an amazing IPA in any way. Not a bad beer, but not an incredible DIPA. Aroma is almost more hops and sweetness than anything else. Thin fading head. Purchased in Wisconsin.

3.8
jonno (2751) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Round, sticky, resinous DIPA. Quite dry in the finish actually, with some choice PNW hops. Quite mellow in some ways, as it certainly isnít a shouty IPA.

4.1
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2006
Draft @ Elliott Bay - Pours a translucent but very deep golden orange, with a moderate rocky head. Floral hoppiness, fresh flowers, rosewater, some light alcohol burn. Truly smells like fresh hops dispersed in the glass. Mouthfeel is resiny oils, backed up with sweet caramel toffee maltiness. One of those beers that saves the day

3.6
biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 16, 2014
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Sweet and fruity, biscuit malt, sharp hoppy finish. Good drinkablility, hop fruitiness covering the alcohol nicely.

3.4
BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
big broom straw thru out the experience. hoppy a bit in the backround with grapefruit citrus. slick and a bit syrup like the brew is somewhat sweet which gives a candy like dimension to the grapefruit. some caramel in there.

3.7
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
12/8/2011. From bottle. Caramel aromas with malt, spice, citrus and floral notes. Hazy amber color with a white head. Good balance with a hoppy finish.

3.8
Reid (2527) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2014
22 oz bottle from Lifesource in Salem OR $3.99 Pours a burnt orange colour it is ever so slightly hazy and with a lovely big frothy white head. Good fresh floral and resiny hop aromas balanced by a huge amount of caramel scented malts. Taste supremely balanced with the hops barely emerging victorious, very PNW style IPA here. Mouth feel is OK gets a wee bit sticky and maybe a tad too much raw alcohol showing in the end. Good strong winter drink!

3.5
patricks110 (2486) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
A decent double IPA. Pours a dark, malty looking toffee red with a heavy, dense off white head. Nice citrus and spicy hop notes up front with pine and grapefruit, caramel. Well balanced but very malty for my liking. Alcohol is laden on the finish

3.5
ciocanelu (2461) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 5, 2016
Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with earthy and sweet orange notes. There is also some sweet malt and stale grains note. Taste starts somehow sweet and fruity but gets quickly bitter and dusty. Bitterness is quite harsh with lots of grapefruit pith. Body is medium-light with medium carbonation. Overall itís a very classic, old school type DIPA. It has the harsh bitterness and earthy hops you expect from a classic example of the style.


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