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Imperial IPA - Chicago Brewing Company

Imperial IPA
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%


Brewed by:
Chicago Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-01-2004)
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Half finger head on a clear bright golden body and excellent lacing. Aroma is mostly fruity including peach, orange and musty herbal hops, light in the malt side. Fairly malt forward with hops providing peach and grapefruit citrus notes, light pine and herbal hops as well. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This one coats the palate as it is sonewhat oily. The booze are a little strong here but as expected forthw ABV. Flavorful, borderline complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2012 22:43:41 | More by kylehay2004
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Our server told us this was nearing the last they had of this stuff. Served as a fairly clear orange/amber colour, nice chunky white head with some impressive lacing (considering the hop content). Serious pine and grapefruit rind flavour, the biscuity malt is nearly overpowered completely. Sticky cascade hops on the nose that I could discern, everything else was muscled out. The mouthfeel was also somewhat resinous and sticky, it clung to the palate. It was an intense hop fix, but definitely not a session beer for me. Wish I had more time to sit and enjoy it, I had to rush through this one unfortunately.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2004 23:54:04 | More by IronDjinn
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DESTRO

Nevada

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ol jimbo beer mailed me letting me know my local joint had just tapped an imperial IPA. lets just say i was there asap to investigate. looks very similar to the full throttle IPA, a hazy amber with a thick white head. the nose was of course very hoppy, very floral. caramel like malt was also there. in the mouth its full bodied and insanely smooth. fruity and somewhat sweet, a def. malt presence. big dose of hops, once again largely floral and some alcohol is felt on the tongue and rises up into the nostrils. this is a big flavorful beer. if your ever at chicago brewing co., get this. soon, before its gone. a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2004 05:32:57 | More by DESTRO
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Sampled on tap at the brewpub (first tapped 2/27/04, get it while it lasts!).

This I2PA poured a cloudy, orange amber color with white foam that settled but left a bit of clinging clumps on the glass. The smell was a rich, strong, fruity and resinous hops aroma with some slightly sweet malt (hints of caramel) to back it up. Very nice. The taste was an explosion of fruity and resinous hops (cascade?) with some well balanced malt (mild sweetness) and finally bitter hops in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and hoppy with full body and moderate carbonation. There was a very nice lingering hoppy aftertaste. Very nice and very easy to drink, though with a high ABV (I was told 10.9%, 9.9%, and 9.6% ABV by various bartenders) watch out. This one is a beauty!

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2004 08:47:06 | More by UncleJimbo
Imperial IPA from Chicago Brewing Company
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