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Ale Of The IMP - Hermitage Brewing

Ale Of The IMPAle Of The IMP

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 25.08%


Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djeucalyptus on 12-17-2010)
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Bytemesis

California

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-10-2012 18:31:01 | More by Bytemesis
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loboloco21

California

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California

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

3.34/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 01:53:58 | More by Jeffwildcat
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LoFiDave

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

01-31-2014 04:49:13 | More by LoFiDave
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Twal

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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IPA_Chris

California

4.55/5  rDev +50.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 07:47:12 | More by IPA_Chris
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32%

11-08-2013 06:26:32 | More by InfragilisBrew
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -1%

08-29-2013 18:20:04 | More by GraduatedCashew
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DrTravisW

Illinois

2/5  rDev -34%

08-12-2013 02:02:42 | More by DrTravisW
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +32%

08-04-2013 14:28:37 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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jklecko2

Missouri

3/5  rDev -1%

06-18-2013 16:46:33 | More by jklecko2
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BGsWo22

New York

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-23-2013 15:29:21 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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zeff80

Missouri

2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The less than attractive label should've warned me.

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled malty and spicy with some pine.

T - Malty and sweet. Too sweet. Spicy and piney but not very enjoyable

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is unbalance and not very good. Too sweet and malty but not in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 02:35:56 | More by zeff80
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beerpadawan

California

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

08-27-2012 14:23:34 | More by beerpadawan
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Mora2000

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a golden orange color with a white head. The aroma is very hoppy, with a ton of pineapple, grass and other citrus notes. The flavor confirms that this is a hop bomb. There is a ton of bitter pineapple and papaya notes, with some grass and a hint of bread. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 03:19:44 | More by Mora2000
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AgentMunky

California

3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass.

A: Little head, some bubbles. Unfiltered, hazy amber. Translucent.

S: Big, brash, fruity, and herbal. I suspect Simcoe plays a large role. Onion and grapefruit. Very hoppy.

T/M: Surprisingly flat and mild, a touch of carbonation, but very little flavour. Herbal bitterness. A touch of boring citrus.

O: Wow, a seriously disappointing DIPA. Not much flavour, touch of alcohol. Would not have again. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 03:10:27 | More by AgentMunky
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muhf41

California

2/5  rDev -34%

12-11-2011 15:57:52 | More by muhf41
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +32%

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California

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codynevels

California

2/5  rDev -34%

11-16-2011 20:54:05 | More by codynevels
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Offa

California

2.08/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This is a complete dud, bland and essentially characterless yet with sharp bitterness and nothing else.

Hazy pale amber, it has a medium-big pale tan head steadily-slowly shrinking to thin foamy top and ring. Hint of lace. It looks pretty good.

Aroma is raisiny fermented grapefruit, light juicy yeastiness.

Taste is sweet, oily grpaefruit up front, then sharply bitter oily grapefruit which over time gets increasingly intensely bitter and increasingly bland so that all one can taste is the sharp spicy bitterness with even the grapefruit character barely noticeable, so it tastes like very bitter, dirty water. Balance is a word that should never be mentioned in the same sentence as this beer. This is horrid.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 00:12:31 | More by Offa
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Ale Of The IMP from Hermitage Brewing
73 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.