RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Imperial IPA with Cascade aged with American Oak.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25801) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2013
Draft @ 13th Bistro Double IPA Festival, Hayward, CA. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty toffee aroma with woody hoppy citrus hints. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Clear orange pour with a white head. Sweet fruit aromas of pineapple, orange, and some grapefruit. Caramel and bread, too. The flavor is a bit sweet, but not bad. Caramel, pineapple, orange, and grapefruit notes. Some pine, watermelon, and sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange amber with tan head. Nose and taste of thick caramel malt, grapefruit rind, dried citrus and oak. Thick malt body. Bitter caramel and grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14956) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is spicy/floral. Full bodied. Flavor is very floral/spice/citrus - definitely heading towards grapefruit. Im also getting some butterscotch, so I think theres diacetyl. Even with all the hop its a disturbing thing. Theres some wood astringency - probably oak. It is definitely NW bitter. Barring the oddity flavor this is one heck of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (14500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of oak, bread, light pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, citrus and light oak with a smooth lingering carmel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (10047) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours golden with an attractive white head and a toffee aroma. There is a full-bodied pale malt flavor with a very bitter finish. It tastes a little off (diacetyl?), but is still pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and light vanilla aroma with light oak. Grapefruit and pine flavor with caramel and vanilla. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Pine and sweet malt linger with caramel, grapefruit, and oak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On draft at Tap 25 in Livermore and enjoyed in the company of Livermore spokesman, ratebeers own, joeneugs. It pours clear copper with a tan head and sheet lacing. The aroma offers up some caramel malts and a bit of butterscotch rolling quickly into pine and citrus hop notes. The taste is similar as full firm citrus and pine hop flavor mix with equal levels of bitter resiny hops as well as caramel to butterscotch sweetened maltiness. So the malts seem almost diacetyl like blending with resiny hop bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
nimbleprop (8171) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear orange with some white head. Buttery nose, diacetyl, caramel. Flavor is gross, sickly sweet, caramel, buttered popcorn. Overly sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazed bronze hued body with a medium sized off-white head with some lace. Aroma... Probably the most diacetyl that I have smelled in a commercially produced beer in the last 9 months. Butterscotch, vanilla pudding, maple, and butter...yeah, just as appealing as it sounds in your 9% IPA. Flavors confirm that this will be a drain pour. Butter and Aunt Jemimah with citrus zest and more fake maple syrup. Sickly levels of diacetyl. Lively carbonation and slightly oily. 20 of the 22oz Poured down the drain. I honestly hope this is a packaging issue and they sort it out ASAP. More than willing to re-rate, but this was foul!

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