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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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3.4
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Review from notes. Drank this about a week ago when BA was down. Poured into a pint glass. 4.5 A: Semi-clear medium orange color. Two fingers of sticky creamy off white head. Above average retention and tons of lacing. 3.5 S: Surprisingly, malts dominate the show here. Somewhat bready with lots of caramel sweetness. Darker fruits such as raisin and plum. Hops are mainly herbal in nature. 4.0 T: This, as I expected from the nose, is a barleywine-esque DIPA rather than a balls to the walls hop bomb. Caramel malts dominate and lend a healthy sweetness. I’m picking up raisin again, but not the other stuff. Alcoholic tinge on every sip. Not too complex, but tasty nonetheless. Citrusy hop flavor. 3.5 M: Heavy body. Good carbonation. Creamy as well, but a bit cloying. 4.0 D: Good all around malty DIPA. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-03-2009 02:13:16

3.7
obguthr (6657) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle best by 7/2009: Very oaky overripe whole orange nose. Shimmering copper, thin head. Malty and woody. Moss, dirt, and overripe oranges are prevalent. Not super bitter, but very earthy. Alcohol burn is tasteful and appropriate. Pretty nice.

3.8
skortila (5986) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2010
Bottled. The aroma has citrus, some pine, little malt. Hazy, orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, quite bitter and harsh. Starts with hop juice, ends a bit more dry. Hops have grapefruits, melons, grass and some pine. good one.

3.7
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe @ kloneo. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of pine. Flavorur is hoppy, pine, slight malted, grapefruit, sour fruits, little alcohol burn. Fairly bitter finish.

3.8
paultheguru (662) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Poured into a snifter. Color is of a slightly opaque amber with a lot of orange hues. Off-white head on top, rather low in height. Retention level holds up nicely, with a good amount of lacing. Aromas of floral and citrus hops, with a nice sweetness from the malts. Nice hops flavors, I pick up a lot of Warrior and Simcoe hop flavors with a nice solid citrus note. Good malt backbone on this, but a little light. Full bodied brew with this one. Very crisp and clean Imperial IPA. Good flavors, but I can see how the ABV(9.24%) could be a bit much in a bomber.

3.8
caesar (7283) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Bottled. Hazy orange golden color, short head. Aroma of strong harsh hops, quite sharp. pine, grapefruit. Bitterness is on the contrary pretty soft, especially compared to the more harsh aroma. I was in the mood for such a DIPA, so quite nice.

3.6
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2010
Orange colored brew. Citrus, floral hops in the aroma. Flavor has floral hops, pine, citrus. Nice strong hops.

3.8
adrian910ss (2595) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 17, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy coppery amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of caramel and light pine. Taste is hoppy with hints of pine resin and caramel.

3.3
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Draught. Orange and brown with white head. Aroma is muffled by creamier head but consists of citrus fruits and light candy sweetness from bigger malt background. Flavor follows malty with tangy citrus hop bite burying into the back of your gums with lasting bitterness. Finishes extra long and extra dry lipped.

3.2
r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Coppery in color. Very hoppy, though the flavor is tempered with hints of grass and citrus. Strong in alcohol content. Best sipped and enjoyed in the evening :)


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