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Imperial IPA - Reuben's Brews

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 5.6%
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

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Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-24-2012

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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 10.29.13
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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.

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
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
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.