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Imperial Jack - Minhas Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
62
poor

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 28.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Minhas Craft Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biggred1 on 09-27-2011)
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

ESeab, May 07, 2013
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1.58/5  rDev -38%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Saw this at the Superstore liquor store and was shocked that they were selling a DIPA. Realized I got tricked by this shifty brewery just like the abysmal Bad Hare Day and Lazy Mutt beers they're trying to slide under the craft radar through their affiliate breweries.

This beer misses the mark so badly it's pathetic. It tastes nowhere near what a DIPA should taste like. One dimensional bready maltiness up front. A faint afterthought of bitterness that makes you wonder why they even bothered to use hops. The subtle taste of dish soap rounds out the experience.

Minhas is a blight on the craft brew scene. He can make all the shitty budget beer he wants but stay the hell away from craft. These crappy poser craft beers are popping up at all the bottle shops around here. My mother and sister went to buy beer (separately) last week and both ended up with crappy Minhas wannabeers despite their best intentions.

Drain poured most of the bottle, not worth the time nor calories....

FadetoBock, Sep 09, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

mctizzz, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a deep orange body with a sea of microbubbles and a sticky thick butter cream colored head that last a good bit.

S- The perfumy fruity esters has notes of pear and apricot with some faint green hop leaves in the finish.

T- The apricot ester taste blends with green hops flavors a bit softer. The spice note in the finish blends with the alcohol heat nicely. As the beer opens up there are some nice soft malt flavors that come through.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a soft alcohol heat that sneak up as the beer opens.

O- This beer is very light and crisp with some good flavor just not hoppy. It has some good depth in character in the fruity esters but they almost taste artificial as the beer warms.

rhoadsrage, Jan 31, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

richkrull, Mar 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

TheLevi4000, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
2.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bomber. Not quite grokking the matryoshka doll adorned leaping hare imagery on the label...cultural shotgun attempt?

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, foamy ecru head, which leaves a decent scattered array of webbed lace around the glass as it slowly recedes. It smells of grapefruit citrus and tart green apple, over a very subtle grainy malt. Fool me once. The taste is sweet muddled citrus, mild pine bitterness, thin caramel malt, and that dead organics, vegetal Minhas house character, that is mostly restrained in this offering, at least. Almost fool me twice. Proving an expectation finally realized, the 17-proof ABV is fairly well integrated. As far as bubbles go, this is quite average, nothing to dwell on; the body a lightweight medium weight, with graciousness, and surprising smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the suspiciously grainy malt floating in a realm of weedy hops that have been doused in Sunlight dish soap. No more foolin'.

If you had never had a DIPA before, and then stumbled upon this, you might think it all right. Not actually bad, or maybe even the shit. However, your concept of 'good', or 'great', or 'oh my fucking Jebus' wouldn't provide much counterbalance. Coming from the other side of the spectrum, however, this is just dressed-up shit.

biboergosum, Oct 19, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

InsaneBeerLover, Aug 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

alamode, Dec 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

Vicsvapo, Apr 14, 2012
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2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sloppy Hoppy melange, though watered down and not so interesting. Some taste, but not the taste to look for. Get what you pay for. Golden yellow colour. Only a faint aroma. Leftover hops from the factory floor? One of the least enjoyable DIPA I have had.

Sammy, Oct 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -60.8%

jcubz, Jan 01, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Damn, should've whipped out my glasses,if I'd known it was from these dudes, I probably would've passed. Here' goes nuttin

Pours amber/caramel with 3 fingers. Great head retention & lacing

S: Apple peels, nothing else really

T: Grassy, slight pear sweetness, maybe a slight bit of citrus up front . Some herbal hops with a whisper of woody hops too, a lot of apple juice & dryness. Finishes fruitty & dry

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, hops are muted

Where are the freaking hops??? A total fraud for lack of a better description... I can drink this okay, but very far off style. Sadly I got 3 more from these guys to review I guess you can't appreciate a good beer some times until you have some thing to compare it to

russpowell, Oct 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

FalconA, Jan 06, 2012
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2.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, a bit of malts. Taste is not so good. A bit of hops up front, not nearly enough for this style, some malts, oh no, Now I am getting some of that Minhas flavor profile I know so well, green apples and plastic. Dammit man. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall the best quality about this beer was the low price tag.

tone77, Apr 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

davidtarantino, Nov 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

LJWalker, Mar 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

jaydoc, Nov 04, 2013
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2.92/5  rDev +14.5%

LostandBound, Sep 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -2%

bismarksays, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

adhallick, Aug 01, 2013
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sgoro, Aug 18, 2013
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2.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear, light coppery amber with a cream colored foamy head that shrinks to a skim. Not much at all in the aroma, slightly grainy with a touch of green apple. I knew this beer had to be too good to be true, an 8.5% DIPA with 75 ibu's for three bucks? The flavors here are not in line with the style, green apple skin and raw grain with a touch of dishwater and low grade hops fusel alcohol burn in the finish. The mouthfeel is more Malt liquor than DIPA and that is what this reminds me of, a hoppy malt liquor. A really shabby attempt at the style but not entirely terrible, I like hoppy malt liquors.

biggred1, Sep 27, 2011
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Imperial Jack from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.