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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial IPA with Virginia raspberries & blackberries

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1458) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Bomber into tulip glass, cloudy rusty brown color with beige head. Aroma notes of citrus, pine, berries and tad caramel. Taste adds fresh berries, grapefruit, orange, resin and herbal. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry, tad sticky with lingering berry/pine finish. Berries accentuate the IPA rather than dominate, another solid Stone IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2713) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2017
$8.70 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours amber-orange with a good sized orangish head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit peel, overall citrus. Flavor is rich pine and citrus. Strong and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7694) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2017
22oz bottle from the local Trader Joes. Poured a kind of dark amber orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light berry notes, but mostly heavy on the malts. Some mild herbal notes, light resin. Flavor is really muted right out of the fridge. When its warmed up a bit, the raspberries come through a little more. Not bad, but not overwhelming. The Stout version that I had a little bit ago was better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14741) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours dark transclucent copper with a beige head. Aroma of pine and some red berry. Med + body. Flavor is malty, pine and a touch of red berry. More malty pine than anything. Not very dry, and rather bitter. Typically strong flavors. Really making me think imperial amber a bit. It has taken a long time, but I finally got a definite taste of blackberry. Good stuff, but maltier than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6850) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2017
22 oz. bottle. Color is a brown / murky ruby color. Aroma is berries mixed with danky hops. Citrus hints.

The flavor has the standard Stone Pine and citrus hop profile with notes of berries in the finish. I will also say the ABV is not exactly hidden. It is good but just another fruit infused IPA with noticeable alcohol. Good but I am not buying more before it is gone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Had this on tap as part of a flight at first draft. Big. Orange with white head. Apricot and citrus boozy taste. Does the job

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10334) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2017
#4,300. Bomber from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy dark coppery toward ruby. This one looks a lot like a barleywine or red IPA. Specifically, it looks a lot like Arrogant Bastard. The head is 2-3 fingers and lasts a long time, just like your mistress likes her foreplay. The nose is huge hops, caramel malt, mild berries, Id estimate this IBU load at 100 +/- 10%, (and, yes, I know the current IBU theoretical maximum is 120). Tastes rich, resiny, piney, very hoppy, with mild berry notes, and a slightly syrupy finish. This is a hop heads wet dream, literally and figuratively, and may be the first time Ive ever uttered (proudly), "This beer tastes much more alcohol laden than 8%" lol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmohno (1573) - Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Hazed dark amber/brown. Good foam and head as always. Great hoppy aroma, I do get subtle berry notes. Great hop flavor, with complexity, some dry toasty medium sweet malts. Get berry in the bitter. A nice infusion to a great ipa, stone does it again, always fresh always intense always great beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6417) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle: Cloudy brown with a small tan head. Grapefruit, a hint of berry, caramel scent. Peppery, piney hops...quite bitter....grapefruit-peel, caramel malt. Really not a noticeable berry note in the flavour. Abundantly bitter, but nothing else really stands out in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11258) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Tap at Beer NV. Dark orange. Great idea, but the execution is muddled. Light berry - not good enough to be a good berry beer, interferes with the hops to make it not quite good enough to be a great IIPA. Solid overall, if not a standout. Balanced fruit, hops, malt. Slightly oily feel, no heat.


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