1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Imperial IPA - Reuben's Brews

Not Rated.
Imperial IPA
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 5.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-24-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MA08:
Photo of MA08
MA08

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-14-2013 14:56:13 | More by MA08
More User Reviews:
Photo of jpbebeau
jpbebeau

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

02-07-2013 00:09:03 | More by jpbebeau
Photo of kevwcamp
kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2013 04:13:08 | More by kevwcamp
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%

Had on tap at Reuben's. Review from notes.

A: The beer was a golden orange color with a foamy white cap on top with decent retention. Streaky lacing formed down the sides of the glass.

S: Really nice tropical fruit aroma. Some grapefruit, oranges, and orange peel. There is a little bit of faint caramel and a hint of pine right at the end.

T: Again, quite a bit of citrus up front. Grapefruit, passionfruit, and orange predominantly. The fruit flavors really drown out any sort of malt presence with a nice lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice bitterness on the finish.

O: A solid DIPA from Reuben's, lots of fresh fruit, not overly balanced, but thats fine with me.

01-31-2013 01:49:46 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Karoth
Karoth


4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

01-14-2013 22:14:08 | More by Karoth
Photo of dirtylou
dirtylou

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

on-tap @ the brewery

Have had this many, many time - my favorite Reubens beer (narrowly over the Imperial Rye) - dank citrus hops, sugary grapefruit, candied orange peel, pine - bright, clean and balanced. Booze present, but in check. Body is a little big, but only a minor flaw - this is very good stuff.

07-26-2013 03:48:21 | More by dirtylou
Photo of FalconA
FalconA

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-12-2013 22:16:54 | More by FalconA
Photo of mc4z
mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-20-2013 06:17:45 | More by mc4z
Photo of spark3148857
spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-16-2013 06:06:27 | More by spark3148857
Photo of LiquidAmber
LiquidAmber

Washington

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%

Poured into a Reuben's Brew pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruit, orange citrus and light piney hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops, citrus rind, rich tropical and orange family citus, full flavored and well balanced; long lingering piney hop flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess, nice mouth feel. A intensely flavored malty and fruit flavored IPA that also packs a piney hop punch. Well balanced and nicely made, like the other ales from this brewery.

11-28-2013 04:13:31 | More by LiquidAmber
Photo of Laklimell
Laklimell

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

05-03-2013 19:58:25 | More by Laklimell
Photo of ygtbsm94
ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-23-2013 06:13:51 | More by ygtbsm94
Photo of CaptainQ
CaptainQ

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-05-2013 00:12:10 | More by CaptainQ
Photo of Kurmaraja
Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

01-26-2014 06:55:14 | More by Kurmaraja
Photo of ssteakley
ssteakley

Washington

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%

I a free with Dirtyal on his assessment. Right away the Hops are uo front and the Bitterness hangs with you. They knew what they were doing when they brewed this one. I was discussing IPA's with a long time Seattle beer drinker and his opinion is a lot of brewers are hoping up beer to much... I think it is a matter of new taste and those enjoying it.

11-12-2013 02:13:15 | More by ssteakley
Photo of HuskyinPDX
HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.86/5  rDev -6.3%

Bottle opened on 10.29.13
102013

A - Pours a clear darker orange with a smaller light tan head that lingers around for a bit.

S - Very piney and grassy.

T - Grass, pine, earthy, dank.

D - Good carbonation with a mediumb body.

O - A nice hop forward IPA, lots of earthy and leafy traits.

12-16-2013 06:23:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of draheim
draheim

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%

On tap into a 4oz sampler glass @ the brewery. Pours a clear coppery golden color.

Aroma is a burst of grapefruit and orange, some pine too. Smells tantalizing.

Taste follows nose. Tons of citrusy tropical hops laid upon an abundant backbone of neutral pale malt. Alcohol content is evident as a warming toward the finish. This is maybe a little sweeter than most DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and balanced, typical DIPA.

Overall a big, flavorful beer that packs a punch.

03-24-2013 04:50:18 | More by draheim
Photo of cherche
cherche

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-02-2014 17:27:30 | More by cherche
Photo of BeerisUber
BeerisUber

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

07-03-2014 03:37:01 | More by BeerisUber
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-20-2014 03:32:07 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of Adamostella
Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-24-2013 19:22:13 | More by Adamostella
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color topped by a foamy head the leaves quite a few dots and shards

Smell: Passion fruit, pine and caramel

Taste: Caramel backbone established, up front, and then the piney hops take over, bringing passion fruit, as well; the caramel sweetness linger into the finish underpinning the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice DIPA though the backbone is a bit sweeter than I prefer

08-01-2014 03:11:42 | More by brentk56
Photo of Cruick
Cruick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

06-09-2014 03:22:05 | More by Cruick
Photo of Hoppy_McMalt
Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-22-2013 00:53:48 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
Photo of woodenbones
woodenbones

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

06-21-2013 06:21:12 | More by woodenbones
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Imperial IPA from Reuben's Brews
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.