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Imperial IPA - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)

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Imperial IPA
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BA SCORE
85
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown) visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cokes on 10-15-2008)
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Visiting Madison from NW Ohio (where I can get all those delicious Michigan IPAs). Served in an imperial pint glass. This brew is only available at one of the Great Dane locations and you need to go THERE. (See previous review for name.) Just a world-class DIPA. If you like strong, tasty, bitter, and complex ones that will take you on a ride, this is one of 'em. Had a 3F Dreadnaught the next evening for comparison (but from a bomber, yes I know) and the Great Dane was better. Don't miss it!

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Great Dane Imperial IPA from the Great Dane Pub And Brewing Company. This is my favorite beer that they make, and it's my go to brew whenever I am at their Hilldale location chomping down some of Madison's finest foods from an incredibly versatile menu.
Score: 88

Fresh 20 oz tap pour served in an imperial pint glass and enjoyed on 03/21/12. Review is from notes.

Appearance: Light copper color that falls closer to translucent on the transparent/translucent scale. Served with no head save for an off-white ring around the glass. Below average lacing, above average retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Pines, orange citrus, caramel malt, lemon, earth and spiced rye. Hint of floral hops. 3.5/5

Taste: Earthy hops up front, followed by sticky orange citrus and sharp lemon zest. There is a heavy caramel malt backbone to this brew. Heavy doese of bitter hops linger on the midpalate. Barley malt and biscuity malt flavor present too. This is a very hoppy malt bomb of an imperial IPA, but it's not overly extreme. Some warming effect on the palate, but I would not call this one boozy. To the contrary, it is incredibly drinkable, though a bit of a sipper, and the ABV really sneaks up on you if you are not careful. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Dry and bitter finish.

Overall: A super solid microbrew from one of my favorite places in Madison to eat. I will surely miss this beer when I move this summer. This one is only served at the Hilldale branch of the Dane, but it should be served at all of them!

Recommendation: If heavy doses of malts and hops are not your thing, you probably want to avoid this beer. IPA lovers, however, should absolutely order a glass while in town.

Pairings: The Great Dane's Pub Burger or their Nakoma Nachos.

Cost: $5.50 for a 20 oz pour or $4.50 for a 12 oz glass.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2011 23:09:32 | More by jegross2
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Imperial IPA from Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company (Downtown)
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