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RATINGS: 1781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A group of hop-heads and publicans challenged our Beer Camp (#19) brewers to push the extremes of whole-cone hop brewing. The result is this: a 100 IBU, whole-cone hurricane of flavor. Simply put- Hoptimum: the biggest whole-cone IPA we have ever produced. Aggressively hopped, dry-hopped and torpedoed with our exclusive new hop varieties for ultra-intense flavors and aromas.

Hops, hops and more hops are the stars of this big, whole-cone Imperial IPA. Resinous new-school and exclusive hop varieties carry the bold and aromatic nose. The flavor follows the aroma with layers of aggressive hoppiness, featuring notes of grapefruit rind, rose, lilac, cedar and tropical fruit all culminating in a dry and lasting finish.

Beer specs:
ABV: 10.4%
Original Gravity: 22.8 Plato
Final Gravity: 4.5 Plato
Bitterness Units: 100 IBU
Color: Orange Amber
Bittering Hops: German Magnum
Aroma Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Dry Hops: Simcoe & New Proprietary Variety
Torpedo Hops: Citra & Chinook
Malts: Two-row Pale, Golden Promise, Munich & Wheat
Yeast: Ale

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theswiftsa (84) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2016
Pours clear Amber with a thin head and nice lacing. Nose is apricot, pine and resin. Taste is upfront bitterness, sweet resin then some lightly toasted malts in the finish. Booze is present but mild for the abv. Bitter as expected but quite well delivered.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19209) - PCastle, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2016
12 fl.oz bottle. Pours clear dark golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter resinous hops, apricot and peach, pine, toasted malt. Taste of intense bitter hops, resins, apricot, spruce, toasted malt, strong malt, quite nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimmyBoy74 (637) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2016
355ml frn systembolaget. S sjukt god l. Kpte bara 4 skulle ha kpt det dubbla!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AVLarsen (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2016
An extremely intense and hoppy IPA or American Pale Ale. Rounder than other IPAs Ive tasted. More alcohol and more of everything. Hence the Imperial label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (1249) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2016
Klares Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, slich, fruchtig, Zitrusfrchte, Orange, Zitronenschale, Kiefer, bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3819) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2016
12oz freshish import, bottled 06/2016, shared by impuritylaw, merci. - Trademark citrus rind boiled down into resinous honey and sweet quince jam with a lingering resin and quince peel bitter finish. Noticeable alcohol. Richer in layered hop oil density than the Torpedo (as it reaches our shores), pushing citrus resins back into fruit jam territory (canned pineapple, passion fruit jelly)...hence also overall with too sweet a dose of crystal/caramalts and high barley-wineish density for me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bolian (183) - - SEP 29, 2016
Pours clear amber golden. Off white - greenish foam. Nose ids fruity - mango, citrus melon orange. Taste is full and complex. Lots of fruity hoppy aromas - citrus, orange, melon, mango and malty toffee notes. Finish is dry and warm with a perfect bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 28, 2016
Pine, mint and citrus in the nose. Gets better with a little time in the glass as notes of pale malt and caramel come out. Warm malt and spicy hops. 11/10

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunlander (26) - SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2016
Lots and lots of hops. Pours nicely with a off white head. Resin, malt, pine, grape and hops. With a strong bitterness that stays for a while. This one is almost to hoppy for me. But its a good Ipa with lots of taste and lots of hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2016
12oz bottle from Elizabeth Station. Bottled on 27-Apr-2016. Pours a murky dark golden with a huge white head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, candied citruses some plums and resin. Same character sweet and bitter taste and aftertaste. Hoppy bomb! Slightly too sweet even for me, but still excellent!


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