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Imperial Boss - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.78
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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 04-27-2009

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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
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3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the NE Sandy location. Brought to me in an Imperial Pint glass. The beer appears faded straw golden with a pillowy off-white head. The head recedes in under a minute and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

The beer was server extremely cold, so I let it warm for a while. That's long enough. There's not a strong hop aroma. Caramel malt takes center stage. Somewhere in the distance I smell some citrus, and maybe a little pine. No alcohol is noticeable in the nose.

Being quite bitter, the beer makes good use of its 89 IBUs. I get some grapefruit, but the hops taste mostly of pine resin. Caramel malt makes up the malt profile. There's a lot of hop bitterness, but not the hop flavor to back it up that I was hoping for. The finish is long and bitter, with alcohol and pine. As the beer warms even further, the alcohol is quite strong.

The beer is light-medium bodied with great carbonation (naturally as it's on tap), and a dry, sticky mouthfeel.

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3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

- Nice dark amber/copper color... thick creamy off-white head.. lacing all about.. clear..

- Rich sweet caramel malt scent with a bitter hop zinger to it... grain.. bit of alcohol.

- Smooth and tastes close to the original Boss... nice smooth sweet caramel malt.. w/ a bitter pine hop finish that sneaks up a bit.

- Not too dry or oily.. little chewy..

- Very easy to drink, and is so smooth and flavorful... it would be easy to over due this one! Overall a very good IPA w/out being a major hop bomb.

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Imperial Boss from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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