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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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3.7
fonefan (49601) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011

Bottle 1pt.8fl.oz. @ [ Tasting by Fin & Loz ].

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, perfume - flowers, pine, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111022]

3.8
yespr (45930) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and citrusy hoppy. Sweet, caramelish and rather fruity to floral hoppy. Bitter and yet fruity with a sweet sense into the finish.

3.7
Ungstrup (37954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, hops, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, malt, straw, alcohol, fruits, and spices, leading to a bitter finish.

3.7
joergen (28461) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Bishops Arms Savoy. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, cookies, hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grapefruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.8
anders37 (26734) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grpaefruit flavor. Has a frutiy malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.6
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
[email protected] Goldeny amber colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some mild caramel as well. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity, floral and grassy hops along with some slight earthyness. Hides the abv rather well, and is very pleasantly balanced.

3.5
Travlr (25281) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Courtesy of Ilsa from Nogne O, at our hotel in Drammen, Norway - thank you ma’am! Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Taste is sharp pine resin. Decent.

2.5
omhper (25262) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Hazy pale amber, small head. Roch aroma where caramel meets grapefruit and resin. Sweet and full bodied. Dominated by sticky caramel, hops die out but still provide resiny bitterness. OK, no more.

3.4
Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Vintage 2011. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Herbal, medicinal hop character. Solid body, sweet fruitiness, massive hoppiness, a bit roughish, very bitter end. 170665

3.6
madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
12th May 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy off white head. Softish palate, slightly silky. Creamy malt and minor aniseed alcohol. Bitterish grapefruit, a little minerally peach. Finishes soft with light orange and peach. Nice drinkable DIPA but lacks the hop complexity of the best.


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