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Overall: 8.50/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.5 or 5.88%

Trend: 8.50/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 11.00%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 9.00/10 have another
  • A: 9.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 9.0 | O: 9.0
  • sDev: 5.88% Color: Dark Gold
  • Love the aroma, sniffed this brew for at least five minutes. Sweet blend of citrus (grapefruit and orange) and light floral, and more.

    Very drinkable Imperial. All the big parts of this style are blended well and none overstate the other. There's a sweetness (caramel?) with fruitiness and a real malt substance to this brew that melds very well together. Slight taste of low hop bitterness at the end, but overall it doesn't have the hop taste you'd expect.

    I liked this brew alot. My only issue...alcohol level is stealth, danger Will Robinson (or it could be a good thing, based on the moment). It's probably not following the style to it's classic definition, but great brews make their own personality out of the style.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 22:05:26
  • Tasted: Thursday, October 08, 2009
  • $6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,216 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 5.88% Color: Amber
  • Poured clear into my pint glass. Nice full inch of off-white foam. Retention is fair until it becomes a slightly thicker than thin layer on top of the beer. Some nice spotty lacing.

    Aroma has some grain malt and slight sweet malt. The hops are floral and citrus but disappointing. The scent was weaker than expected and not as big as it should be for an imperial.

    Taste has the sweetness from the malt up front transitioning to slight grainy malt and some hops. Finishes with bitterness of hops with citrus and floral hops. After taste is mild of bitterness and undertones of floral hops.

    Body is perfect for the style as is the carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden in the brew adding to its drinkability.

    Not as big on the nose as I expected but a well balanced, high alcohol beer that is easy to drink. They have to be doing something right to have this level of equilibrium. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, October 08, 2009 at 21:42:05
  • Tasted: Thursday, October 08, 2009
  • $6.99 for 22 oz. bottle
Cost Breakdown
  • $6.99, 2 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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Malts
  • 2 Row Pale, Carapils, Red Wheat
Hops
  • Chinook, Cascade, Styrian Golding, Centenial