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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deadlift Imperial IPA is unlike any Imperial IPA you’ve ever lifted from the beer aisle. It has the strong hop flavor you’d expect from an Imperial IPA but no heaviness that could weigh down your desire to take another sip. The unique flavor stems in part from Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. Deadlift’s other component, a simple but fully braced malt backbone muscles up enough malty sweetness and caramel character to spot the incredibly robust hop flavor and aroma.

Deadlift Imperial IPA uses Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand’s best hop growing region: South Island’s Nelson. This region produces some of the most flavorful hops found anywhere. These hops have an intense citrus, fruity, berry-like aroma and flavor that makes them unique. The result will surely be a welcome workout for your taste buds.

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YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sweet hay hops nose. Dark orange. Kind of flat light fast going short gritty grassy note. Not impressed.

3.3
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
Gold color. Scumy head. Sweet hop taste. Round sweet malt front. Big hop taste but not too bitter actually. The alcohol really brings this all together.

3.9
Iznogud (4003) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml as Nelson Imperial IPA, at Kulovy Blesk, Prague. Pours orange with small off-white head. Hoppy pine aroma. Fruit, pine, hops, caramel flavor. Bitter finish.

3.4
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 28 Aug 2011 -- Very much enjoyed this. Might be my favorite beer from Widmer. Grassy hops and malt body are yummy.

4.5
Rich71 (107) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Erg lekker ! Goudkleurig met een volle witte schuimkraag. Smaakt bitter, droog met een citroen/lichtzoete nasmaak.

3.2
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Hoopy and sweet nose, apricit and hops fullbody and some sweetnes fine length

3.3
slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"two Deadlifts on the site - this one has the full name, but the abv is too high (8.6 on the bottle). i was looking forward to this one, but it finished near the bottom at a recent hoppy tasting, even below some pale ales. bitter hops but not very floral. a little piney as well, but malt dominated. not what i look for in a dbl ipa. brrr is better. repackaged 22 as Nelson - fresher, better. average 3.0 & 3.7. "

3.8
martin00sr (4323) - Haderslev, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bottle: Nelson Imperial IPA. Cloudy amber, thick and frothy offwhite head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Flavour has juicy grapes and caramel, bubblegum. Creamy mouthfeel, controlled bitterness

3.1
Rune (13186) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2014
355ml bottle as Nelson Imperial IPA, 8. 6% abv, shared at the Muru Bar in Joensuu. Bright dark golden pour. Just a few bubble on the surface. Dried fruity aroma, notes of alcohol. Drying taste profile of apricot, honey and ripe orange. Dry bittersweet finish. Notiecable alcohol. Heavy to drink (17.08.2014).

2.6
Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, light aged hops, and a hint of fruit. It pours a hazy (bordering on cloudy) with a one finger off-white head that settles at a thick film. Thick soapy rings are left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and a touch of fruit. It’s medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, another of many IPA/IIPAs with way too much caramel and toffee.


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