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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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3.8
   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.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
22oz bottle. Poured a copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Berries, caramel, some citrus, and fruity. Interestingly good.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11075) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Raspberrry, blackberry, caramel malt, and lemon peel aroma. Murky dark brown with moderate head. Moderately sweet berry, caramel malt, and moderately bitter herbal grapefruit peel flavor. Good body. Influence of berries more subdued than I would have though.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9825) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Bottle from Cap Tap. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a berry aroma. There is a hearty mixed malt flavor with a fair amount of berry flavor. Hard to tell that this is an IPA, since it as rather dark. The berries seem to have added darkness, but not a lot of flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8817) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bomber from Uptown. 8.75$. Pours a clear reddish color with a medium off-white head. A big fruity and malty nose. The flavor is caramel, light sweet and dusty berries, rich citrus hops dominate, some dank elements. This works really well. Reminds me a lot of Stones regular IPA. Funky, fruity. Great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2017
22oz bomber pours with a clear mahogany colored body that supports a full semi tight tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up some malts, a malt sweetened fruitiness thats vaguely citrus, mild spicy hops and a dash of floral. The taste delivers smooth sweet malts and a crystal malt sweetness and bite leading to bitter spicy hops ringed thinly by a citrus hop note. Toward the finish the hops grow to reveal mild floral, pine and slightly woody hoppiness. This is a pretty nice through back offering that has a bit of an Arrogant Bastard Ale feeling to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (7745) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark lightly hazy reddish amber, large creamy beige head, dissipates rather slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is pine, some citrus, hints of berry but surprisingly muted. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter. Medium body. Interesting.


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