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Imperial Jack - Minhas Craft Brewery

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62
poor

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.54
pDev: 27.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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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the3rdtriumph

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +80.3%

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.

01-19-2014 07:24:28 | More by the3rdtriumph
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tlema1

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +77.2%

07-18-2014 23:54:46 | More by tlema1
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +57.5%

(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.

01-31-2012 14:39:23 | More by rhoadsrage
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +57.5%

10-14-2012 03:18:29 | More by Bilco
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +57.5%

07-09-2012 00:42:03 | More by bigeyedfish89
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.76/5  rDev +48%

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.

03-08-2014 02:44:39 | More by JamieDuncan
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PHKrames

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

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.

02-12-2012 02:10:31 | More by PHKrames
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

08-13-2012 10:35:42 | More by IPAFrankieH
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +47.6%

09-16-2012 02:04:40 | More by elevatedgreens
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VinnieVanGogh

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

02-11-2012 00:14:38 | More by VinnieVanGogh
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

10-01-2013 17:33:06 | More by JohnK17
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Scoobert

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

03-31-2012 22:06:25 | More by Scoobert
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

07-08-2012 05:00:51 | More by beerme626
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

05-25-2012 19:07:50 | More by Converge
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Minn_Joe

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +37.8%

06-04-2013 02:57:05 | More by Minn_Joe
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +28%

08-01-2013 01:43:54 | More by adhallick
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sgoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +28%

08-18-2013 23:54:41 | More by sgoro
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ESeab

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +28%

05-07-2013 15:17:19 | More by ESeab
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +28%

05-17-2014 23:16:04 | More by ssimpson89
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Florida9

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev +19.3%

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.

06-03-2012 01:39:04 | More by Florida9
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Vicsvapo

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +18.1%

04-14-2012 05:56:29 | More by Vicsvapo
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +18.1%

05-04-2014 22:13:18 | More by Fusebuddy
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3/5  rDev +18.1%

04-13-2014 03:22:04 | More by MidwestBA
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +18.1%

10-31-2012 03:20:34 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +18.1%

05-15-2013 14:14:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Imperial Jack from Minhas Craft Brewery
62 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.