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Imperial Pale Ale - Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

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Imperial Pale AleImperial Pale Ale

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very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maritime Pacific Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

mdaschaf, Mar 02, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -67%

chippo33, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Lordkrystic, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

MA08, Nov 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

reviticus, Nov 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

ltwaters, Sep 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

tziggy, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of grittybrews
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured copper orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma of caramel and some mild pine.

Moderate carbonation and a full, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Quite sweet with lots of caramel, honey, and bread. Just a bit of pine and citrus on the finish.

Interesting to have an imperial pale ale; definitely more malt-forward. Just a hint of booziness and not overly sweet, but one was plenty.

grittybrews, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

jmccraney, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jsboates, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin ring.  Streaks of lacing left behind.

Complex hop aroma with lots of tropical and citrus fruit notes countering the earthy, grassy character.  Hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange pell followed by earthy pine needle and biscuity malt.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of bitter, earthy hops and sweet fruit notes. Hints of grassy pine needle giving off dry bitterness that lingers throughout.  This is countered by hints of citrus rind, grapefruit and pineapple.   Some biscuity pale malt and sweet booze toward the finish.  Well balanced and dangerously drinkable.

corby112, Aug 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

justiceavocado, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ste5venla, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From cask at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a straw yellow hue with solid hazing. Body is firm, supporting a rocky, sticky, honeycombed white head. Surprisingly, it doesn't leave much lace as it disintegrates, which is a bit of a disappointment. Otherwise, it's a solid looking cask pour.

Nose is surprisingly weak, with very little aroma noticeable at all. There's a whiff of tropical fruits to it, but I feel as though I smell it only because I expect it. Some mild malt perhaps? No, there's not much to it: it's inoffensive, but bland.

Light smoothness comes through on the front of the palate, before some faintly fruity, faintly acrid characters meld with a more pronounced grain note mid-palate. Back is smooth, with a hint of banana skin, but there's a build up of resin, which is the first truly noticeable hop character.

Feel is undeniable smooth and good from the cask.

Overall though, this really should be better. I had a couple of really good beers here, and many that showed very unrealised potential. This is one of the latter.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ChumleyX, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

SargeC, May 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kevlee722, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into an American pint glass @ Lockspot, Ballard, Seattle, Washington.

Copper color w/ a soft creamy white head, solid lacing all the way down as I drain the pint.

Aroma is piney and floral hops.

Taste follows nose - piney & grassy, a little floral. Hops are the star of the show here but there's a clean malty presence as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, carbonation just right.

Overall a solid, enjoyable IPA that made my fish & chips and steamed clams taste even better.

draheim, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jpbebeau, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

strongaf, Feb 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kopfschuss, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

leedorham, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - clear orange with a medium head and nice lacing

Smell - balanced mix of sweet malt, floral and pine notes

Taste - balanced until it warms to room temp then floral hops and slight alcohol come forth

Mouthfeel - medium body and carbonation

Overall - liked this once it warmed up a bit, unique

djbreezy, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap in a pint glass at the Sunset Tavern on 11/12/11 while waiting for the John Wesley Harding / Minus 5 show

Hazy burnt amber. Didn't pour much head, just a wispy layer. A few strands of lace.

Juicy tropical hop notes - grapefruit, tangerine, peach and pineapple. Oily. I'm not picking out any specific malt tones. Oily, resinous hop flavor; piney with dank, tropical backing. Nicely restrained bitterness. Malts are grainy and a tad toasty on the finish. Tastes herbal as it warms; lingers on. Not hot at all. Finishes a mite tingly. Fairly full body; slick with hop oils. Carbonation is well proportioned and matches the feel.

Overall impression - pretty nicely done. Easily drinkable.

Ryan011235, Nov 13, 2011
Imperial Pale Ale from Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.