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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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Photo of the3rdtriumph
4.58/5  rDev +79.6%
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.

the3rdtriumph, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of tlema1
4.5/5  rDev +76.5%

tlema1, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of jeremy219
4.5/5  rDev +76.5%

jeremy219, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rhoadsrage
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
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +56.9%

Bilco, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of bigeyedfish89
4/5  rDev +56.9%

bigeyedfish89, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of JamieDuncan
3.76/5  rDev +47.5%
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.

JamieDuncan, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of PHKrames
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
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.

PHKrames, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

IPAFrankieH, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%

elevatedgreens, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

VinnieVanGogh, Feb 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

JohnK17, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of Scoobert
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Scoobert, Mar 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

beerme626, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Converge
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Converge, May 25, 2012
Photo of Minn_Joe
3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Minn_Joe, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

adhallick, Aug 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

sgoro, Aug 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

ESeab, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

ssimpson89, May 17, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev +19.2%

GeePee, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Florida9
3.03/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Slightly hazy copper in color. Forms a decent sized off-white head that eventually reduces down to a thick surface coating. Some decent lacing.

S: Malty and bready with notes of caramel and toffee with a bit of herbal hoppiness.

T: Again, fairly malty with lots of caramel, toffee, and bread. There is a hint of herbal or citrus hops, but it is rather faint. Finishes with a bit of buttery diacetyl.

M: Medium bodied with carbonation that is too heavy for the style. Mild bitterness.

O: I've got to admit, this beer wasn't the abomination I was expecting it to be. Sure, it's a fairly average beer and it's overly malty and under-hopped, but it's drinkable and I'd still drink this over BMC.

Florida9, Jun 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

Vicsvapo, Apr 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

Fusebuddy, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +17.6%

MidwestBA, Apr 13, 2014
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Imperial Jack from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.