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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale AleHoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, 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: Beaver13 on 04-25-2013)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -2.1%

eyes...
an audible sizzle settles about, rising up a tide of clean white foam, about one finger high and then it quiets itself, usually audible head fizzles into nothingness in no time flat - not so here, lacing is really nice with sticky white hop web clinging for dear life all over the damn place, the color is a bit odd for this style as it maintains a golden almost straw hue, there is a carbonation party going on inside the glass as well, tons of bubbles grinding against each other in spirals racing around to the top, good looking.

nose...
juicy fruit seltzer with pine notes, some wafts of lemon, pretty straight forward if not a little tame for a double

taste etc...
much like the nose (how often do I type that, sheesh), kind of a mild mannered IPA that roams into a mango-ish one with a definite ABV kick, the bitterness is pretty mild and the hops seem more prevalent in the afterglow, medium thick in the mouth with a nice little kiss of carbonation to keep it light enough, this thing drinks light flavor wise but has big body and ABV... kind of a little bit of a strange combination

verdict?
good beer, nothing special, I prefer a more robust DIPA but there is nothing bad here and it does pack its punch well. if this had the balls flavor wise to back up the body it would be world class

08-23-2013 04:46:47 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
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Beaver13

Colorado

1.9/5  rDev -43.6%

12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - some bready malts and a little grassy, almost skunky, hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with a little fruit and a lot of bitter grassy hops that taste a little noble-like. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied and a little watery.

Overall, I don't really care for it. It has good bitterness - but it's more like a imperial pils.

04-25-2013 04:14:05 | More by Beaver13
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-14-2013 16:29:27 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

11-28-2013 02:46:40 | More by acurtis
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twizzard

New York

4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-13-2014 01:40:58 | More by twizzard
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2014 21:06:01 | More by aztraz
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-16-2013 15:42:55 | More by DrIPA
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Pookie

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-14-2013 15:34:42 | More by Pookie
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2014 14:33:06 | More by KevinGordon
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -11%

07-11-2014 13:14:11 | More by jaydoc
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MShloss


3/5  rDev -11%

07-31-2014 02:23:44 | More by MShloss
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Inglewood

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2014 17:37:54 | More by Inglewood
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immobileman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

09-10-2013 15:51:26 | More by immobileman
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-24-2013 01:13:35 | More by GABrew
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slader

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -13.9%

Pros: Smooth. Cons: Hints of malted milk balls when it first hits the palette. To brewers credit they post an accurate description of the taste on the label: "Bready malt backbone..." Sorry to say that the balance of the 4-pack from the great FCB brewery is destined for the lower shelf in the back of my fridge.

06-23-2013 02:13:18 | More by slader
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Circles413

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +3.6%

Got a 4 pack at a local bottle shop for $2.99. The beer is okay at best but when you look at the price point it's great! Would I pay $9.99 for a 4 pack? Maybe. But at $2.99, you can't beat it! This isn't the best or worst IPA I've ever had but again, at the price it's at, I can't complain. Definitely a pretty solid session IPA even though it's rated ad an IEPA. For my taste & standards, I consider this a higher ABV, IPA. Nothing more, nothing less.

04-11-2014 07:24:16 | More by Circles413
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-28-2013 02:34:45 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Mersh

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-26-2013 00:57:20 | More by Mersh
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A hazy, murky burnt orange body holds up a foamy cream colored head. Good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: A nice blend of citrus and pine.

Taste: Really sharp pine, a malty backbone, with a bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, sticky.

Overall: Tasty and straight to the point.

07-13-2014 17:12:42 | More by JuicesFlowing
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Lelampp

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

06-26-2014 22:09:55 | More by Lelampp
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bcuz7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2013 02:25:58 | More by bcuz7
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MightiestBeard

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

04-06-2014 19:17:17 | More by MightiestBeard
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gschaiper

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-06-2014 22:42:39 | More by gschaiper
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mychalg9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-22-2013 03:01:27 | More by mychalg9
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fatbatcat

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-04-2013 20:24:17 | More by fatbatcat
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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.