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50
style
RATINGS: 135   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 isnt 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 IBUs. Hops: chinook, centennial, columbus, cascade, bullion.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2579) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2551) - 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 isnt a shouty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2458) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 22, 2016
0,355l bottle at home. some number that says 815 which I would assume means bottling. smells of caramel, pines, bit sweetish, light grass and herbs, flowery,light nuts. good smell bit on the sweet side. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes sweet at first, then rather bitter, citric notes, herbs, light pines, candy notes, some stale hops. finishes rather light with notes with medium bitterness and citric notes, herbs and light pines. okish, taste not too great, maybe also an issue of freshness, bit watery / stale taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2456) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2417) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2006
On tap at Coopers in Seattle.

Pours orange amber with quite a decent head for an IIPA; the aroma is a great big burst of floral and citrus hops, plenty of spruce tones and a hint of alcohol. The flavor more or less follows, with a powerful essence of hops that is rich and almost sweet in its floral intensity. The malts provide a reasonable caramel throughout, and the overall effect is a hopheads delight of hop flavor without the sort of crashing bitterness that comes with some highly hopped IPAs and IIPAs. The palate is likewise rich, oily, almost syrupy, but the beer goes down quite easily, with little hint of the 8.6% -- certainly drinkable enough that I enjoyed polishing off a couple of pints in quick succession.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Pours hazy light gold with a large creamy white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, pungent herb, some lemon. Taste has a nice amount of sharp lemony bitterness with some herbal tea leaf qualities. Long bitter finish, more than the Gale Force that I just had. Nice sweet bready malt balance. Good stuff. Better than expected after being let down by the Gale Force.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2371) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2361) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2298) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy orange with white head. Light citrus hop aroma. Flavour is much citrusy hop not all that bitter but with a sweet naartjie note. Long hop finish. Does not taste all that strong, but is.


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