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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
okay

62 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: growler

08-23-2013 04:46:47 | More by Ego
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2014 14:33:06 | More by KevinGordon
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2014 02:14:24 | More by Theogre83
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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2.94/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Stella in Denver. Bright yellow color, maybe almost orange. aroma was this weird fruity strangeness, not very appealing and I didn't really get it. Flavor was sort of weird, malty, I guess it had some hops but this was really below average when it comes to an IPA or pale ale especially considering the beers we have access to. I can;t see anyone picking this over Odell IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2014 12:59:13 | More by ArrogantB
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: hazy; pale amber in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, got a thin film that was gone in 30 seconds; moderate lacing;

S: subtle, but what was there was mostly floral hops;

T: a little earthy up front; alcohol is noticeable; floral, then a little tart in mid-palate; a little metallic with minimal bitterness on finish;

M: medium bodied; light carbonation; a little syrupy;

O: This is a style I enjoy, but I can't see myself seeking this one out again;

Serving type: can

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Serving type: bottle

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3.19/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Cloudy, golden, yellow in color; Fizzy white head that hangs around before drinking

S - Didn't get much here other than lemony hops

T - A sweet, fresh, yet bitter taste; not very complex, a little malt taste beneath the hops

M - Sweet malty feel up front, bitterness on the back end

O - Not a bad beer, but with so many Extra Pale Ale choices out there, not sure I would revisit this one. But it's not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale from The Fort Collins Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.