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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 81   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hop on board and experience three "All American" hop varieties; Warrior, Tomahawk and Simcoe. which the brewers have worked into this Imperial India Pale Ale. The brewers focused in on the key attributes of each hop for the best possible interplay of aromatics and bitterness with the malt extraction. The result is a floral,citrus nose, bold bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Once again the Steam Team is on time and on track.

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3.6
Iphonephan (7282) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On draft at the brewpub in Durango CO. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine with a smooth caramel malt backbone. Crisp clean bitter finish.

4.1
ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 20, 2013
This is a pretty decent DIPA. Amber colored, thick white head, and a medium body. A little slick on the tongue, lots of citrus, esp. grapefruit, and some grass. Big malty backbone.

3.5
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Well, my bros back home are all drinking Hill Farmstead, and I’m drinking this, so it’s an inevitable disappointment, but really its not too bad. Kind of cheesy, but the hops are fresh. Medium bodied with a somewhat slimy finish.

3.9
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
22nd September 2009
9.2% ’Imperial IPA’. Hazy amber beer. Spicy hop aroma. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich mouth watering hops that are never overly bitter. Grapefruit, pineapple, lesser notes of peach and orange. Distinct licorice spice towards the end. Very drinkable and tasty.

4
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Great lacing on a deep amber beer with rising bubbles. Big bouquet of hops. 81 IBUS is crazy. Just sacks full of forest hops. Minty overtones in the flavors. Tastes a little muddled at first...Fruity flavors are highly complex tho. Asian pair and acidic orchard fruit like white grape. Solid and big body. Great malt backbone but one that never interferes. Strong but good.

3.6
Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
Draught at the brewpub, 8.4%. Copper colour with a thick head. Crystal malt and minty hops with hints of grapefruit. Rich hoppiness, minty with slight pomelo and guava. The malts are a light cystal malt character.

3.2
daleharshman (1073) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bomber from Sun Devil Liquors in Phoenix ($5.99). Pours a murky red-orange with only a thin layer of off-white head. Aroma of bready malts and caramel with lesser hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruit. Flavor has some hop notes (citrus) but is rather overpowered by some very sweet caramel malts. This is the sweetest IPA / DIPA I have encountered. Maybe this bottle is a little old? Very little carbonation but at least the high ABV is well hidden. Disappointing. (215, 555)

3.3
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
Bottle shared by Peter Fowler, The Shoulder of Mutton, Wantage, Oxon 28 April 2011 Sweet nose and sweet in the mouth. Copper in colour hard bittersweetness at edges, citrus flicking around, fine. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

2.9
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 21, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #213. Golden orange pour with a white head and a spotty lacing. Citrusy aroma with a little wet cardboard, sweet malts. Sweet caramel with moderate bitterness and more light cardboard, a little old maybe. (1660)

3.5
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours hazy orange out of the bottle, white head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, candied citrus, touch of pine, and some caramel. Taste is sweet grapefruit, candied orange, pine, caramel, and a half bitter half sweet finish. Not bad, a bit on the sweet side.


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