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Imperial Jack - Minhas Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 2.59
pDev: 28.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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

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Beer added by: biggred1 on 09-27-2011

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Ratings: 145 | Reviews: 53
Photo of the3rdtriumph
4.58/5  rDev +76.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is not a DIPA.

That being said, I'm going to review this beer as a mystery beer. No prejudices, no standards. Just straight experience of the brew itself.

Very pleasant scent. Malt, pleasant, but very malty. Has a earthy tone, and the hops are there, but you are left wondering where the rest are...

The taste, phenomenal. You cannot tell that this is 8.5 % alcohol, or 75 IBUS for that matter (which I find unsettling). If you're a hop head, steer clear. If you want something to drink while you watch the game, this is perfect. Leaves your mouth desiring another gulp or two to really get to know it's nature. Just different! Mysterious, this brew has an identity crisis.

This is the smoothest IPA or DIPA or WHATEVER it is (not sure because of the smoothness and decision for it to remain unlabeled) I have ever had. I literally am in love with this mystery brew. $3.99 for a pint bottle at the liquor store. This is my go to cheap good tasting beer. There is a slight bitterness, but honestly, this is a very easy drinking beer. I would highly recommend this to anyone who doesn't judge a beer by what the label says, but purely by it's flavor and mouthfeel. Damn good, would buy again, and am on bottle number 2.

Photo of tlema1
4.5/5  rDev +73.7%

Photo of jeremy219
4.5/5  rDev +73.7%

Photo of Trooper92292
4.04/5  rDev +56%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's good to try. For a double IPA I like it. If you're a double IPA fan, give it a shot.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +54.4%
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.

Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +54.4%

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +54.4%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of elevatedgreens
3.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.72/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up for $2.50 for a 22, thinking, "how bad can it be." Not much on appearance, kinda thin looking with little head. Smell was surprisingly weak for an IPA, where is that wonderful smell? However, does not smell bad, just not what I was expecting so I had to adjust my expectations. Taste was also odd, again, did not have the IPA taste. Confusing because it was not what I expected but not bad. After getting past the idea of this being an IPA and just looking at it as a beer it is not bad. Easy to drink and rather tasty, does not come across as 8.5%. Overall it gets bonus points for ABV and cost. Will probably pick up a few more of these as a value buy for quantity over quality days. If you are looking for a good cheap beer, winner. If you are looking for a good IPA, pass it by.

Photo of PHKrames
3.71/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S-I poured this out of a 22 oz Bomber into a rounded pint glass

A-A very nice deep amber. Tiny bubble kept coming up well through the end of this beer. Very thin head.

S-Very bland smell for a Doulbe IPA.

T-After the smell, I was anticipating a bland taste, but was very shocked to find a nice oakiness up front followed by vanilla and a citrus aftertaste

O-I picked this up at the local liquor store for $3.49 on special. I am on a budget and thought, this would be a good way to stimulate my craft beer habit and for the price, this beer did not dissapoint. I will be going back soon to grab some more.

Photo of dmgeng
3.58/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I saw this and I figured I would give it a try.

A - Light orange color with course white head. Good lacing. Slight hop haze.

S - Nice citrus hop nose. Light malt and grain smell after the hops.

T - Nice citrus hops. Complimenting malt flavor. Balanced and crisp. Distinct hop bitterness.

M - Lighter to moderate mouth-feel. Has some bitterness and the carbonation seems to lighten the body.

Overall, a fine IPA. Definitely not a "Double" IPA. There is a hop forward profile but not enough to give it a great flavor. It is also pretty thin for 8.5% ABV making it not as good as many out there. I would not get it again but for the price and the higher ABV it is justified trying it but I would dare to say you're probably not going to be thrilled with your purchase.

Glass- shaker pint

Photo of kushon1212
3.52/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Needs more hops to be a IIPA. Decent mouthfeel. Sweet bready cloying. Not bad for the price .

Photo of VinnieVanGogh
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Scoobert
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of beerme626
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Converge
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Minn_Joe
3.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of LampertLand
3.45/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Minhas Creek Brewing 'Imperial Jack Dbl IPA' @ 8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $4

A-pour is gold from the bottle to a hazy amber in the glass with a small thin off-white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-funky hops

T-big booze (eww) , definately not smooth

MF-lack of carbonation , full ugly body

Ov-one & done , almost a drain pour

prost LampertLand

Photo of paulish
3.43/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Jack - Minhas Craft Brewery - bad

Photo of WKyle
3.4/5  rDev +31.3%

Photo of adhallick
3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

Photo of sgoro
3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +25.5%

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Imperial Jack from Minhas Craft Brewery
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