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Imperial IPA - Reuben's Brews

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Imperial IPA
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91
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 5.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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)
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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a light goldenish orange color with a nice white cap which fades leaving behind some light lacing

S: Wow, if IBUs could smell....I picked up a good dose of passion fruits, huge citrus notes in the way orange peel, grapefruit and a genrous amount of pine needles

T: Initial blast of bite and citrus, grapefruits and orange peel, underlying passion fruit appears but really sordove buried under the bashing of copious amounts of bitterness and citrus. A booze sting is really appears about midway as does some very light pine. The finish is more bitterness, booze sting, citrus, clean and dry.

M: Medium bodied, this beer is all hops with just enough backbone to keep it legititmate as a IIPA. Very clean, yet very bitter, a growler of this leaves the taste buds demolished and dead.

O: Very well executed.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Imperial IPA from Reuben's Brews
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