Ale Of The IMP - Hermitage Brewing

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 22.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: djeucalyptus on 12-17-2010)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 3.75 - Very cloudy amber with a medium half-inch head.
S: 4.0 - Unusual hop aroma--very herbal, vegetal, somewhat minty. I wonder what varieties they used.
T: 3.75 - High bitterness, but not enough to conceal the sticky sweetness of the malt. Hop taste, like the nose, is very grassy, minty, and lingers on for a long time after the finish.
M: 4.0 - Big bodied, appropriate for a double, even if 8% doesn't seem that high. A good sipping beer.
O: 3.75 - Interesting overall, but not something I would see myself buying often.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

This one is very interesting. I've never had a Smokey dipa until this one. The smokyness is a little strong cause it really lingers in the aftertaste quite a bit. This was very unexpected. If this was a black ipa then the flavors would make sense. Does compare quite a bit with Odell mountain standard black ipa. This one is certainly worth a try, especially if you enjoy smokey beers.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

At my local craft liquor store, Ale Of The IMP was listed as a "Pliny killer," so of course I had to give two a try.

Ale of the IMP certainly delivers the same peachy/grapefruit hops flavor found in Pliny. In fact, I believe that many would have a difficult time distinguishing the two apart in a head-to-head bottle test. I say bottle test, because if you have had the perfection that is Pliny from the tap, you know that there is no beer that even comes close.

I found AOTI to be slightly more carbonated than Pliny, but overall a fabulous beer hiding right here under my nose in San Jose.

I won't call Ale of the IMP a "Pliny killer," but it certainly is a "Pliny filler" for those times you don't have access to a Pliny. I can't wait to check this out at the tasting room.

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Ale Of The IMP from Hermitage Brewing
74 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.