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

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5209) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2017
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/31/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, light pepper, pine, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dank citrus/tropical/pine hops, berries, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, lightly toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, apricot, mango, melon, berries, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, lightly toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dank citrus/tropical/pine hops, berries, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance; a bit of increasing hop astringency after the finish, but not overwhelming. Moderate dryness from bitterness, quickly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly grainy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden, only a mild warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited DIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dank citrus/tropical/pine hops, berries, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV; and despite the aggressively bitter/drying finish. Was expecting more berry presence initially; but what was there complimented the very dank, piney, citrus, and tropical notes from the hops really well. No associated fruit tartness at all. Solid malt backbone without being sweet. A really enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Booga (114) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2017
From bomber to glass. Bottled 1/21/17. Surprising reddish brown pour. Huge 3-finger beige head. Not much nose to it. Fairly malty presence. Very bitter flavor. Pretty drinkable. To tell the truth, if there are berries in this, I couldnt tell.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2682) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Darker amber color with a white head that lasts. Aroma is muted citrus and grapefruit hops with light fruity notes. Medium bodied, moderate to low bitterness, hard to explain but not worth coming back to.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (821) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Medium-dark brown, guess thats from the fruit. I get a bit of fruit along with citrus hops and a good malt backbone sweetness. Medium citrus bitterness lingers for quite a while. Its decent, but doesnt stand out and I dont need to try it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2900) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2017
Bomber. Bottled 1/31/17. Crimson/brown color. Aroma is hops, berry and floral. Taste is sweetness and berry. Some fresh hops and berry. Earthy malt. Some bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7382) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Very dark ruby red pour. Big hops in nose and in body. Then a light berry tone underneath it all. Very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Abner (367) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle (bottled two weeks ago). Pours a dark amber color with a red hue when held to the light. Aromas of fruity hops, passion fruit, some herbal notes. I am not really noticing any berries in the aroma, some light berries in the taste, though that is dominated by the fruity hops. Aggressively bitter, moderate sweetness underneath. Medium bodied; lightly creamy mouthfeel; bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate grapefruit, light dank notes, faint berries, and toasty notes. It pours a mostly transparent brownish-orange with a large off-white head that settles to a thin film outlined by a soapy ring. There is a lot of sticky soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and very mild berries. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit, light toasty notes, and faint dank hops. It?s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, the berry presence is minimal.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16242) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Stone Escondido, pours a cloudy maroon with a medium beige head. Aroma is huge on the dank, herbal and resinous hops upfront, with very minor notice of the berries. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of dank resinous hops, and just enough bready caramel malt to back. No real hint of the berries. Despite this, its an excellent IIPA.


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