XBeeriment Hoppenheimer Imperial IPA | Xbeeriment I/S

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XBeeriment Hoppenheimer Imperial IPAXBeeriment Hoppenheimer Imperial IPA

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Xbeeriment I/S

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by biegaman on 07-13-2011

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an impy nonic a deep burnt orange with a sticky half finger off white head atop.Tropical fruits and sugary sweetness in the nose,it's very inviting with almost no bitterness to be had.The palate is more mellow with the tropical fruits being low key along with caramel and alcohol sweetness although it never gets overly sweet.A nice DIPA in that it never gets too crazy sweet,I would like a more assertive hop profile on the palate though.Either way quite good.

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Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mriley1984
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TripelMark
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep amber/golden color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and lightly resinous hops is dominant with some light notes of residual sugar. Taste is also dominated by dominant notes of citrus hops and some light resinous notes with some lightly sweet mat in the background. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed though hops floral notes could have been even more powerful.

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Photo of kaelingirl
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CaptainNomihodai
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of popery
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes, 7/28/11. Bottle. Pours a nice, clear orange-gold with a healthy white head. Aroma is candied orange peel, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, mint and earth. It’s backed up by a sugary malt backbone. There’s a ton of hops in this one. Taste starts out with sweet citrus but quickly gets bitter. Fortunately, it’s not a bland bitterness. No apparent booze. Lasting hop bitter and mildly dry finish. Very nice DIPA with a great label.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, floral, and pine hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange hops with some bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some floral and pine hops come through with some more bitterness and some bready and biscuity malts. The finish is a mix of tropical, citrus, floral, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet bready malts, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hops profile with good bitterness and pretty decent malt and hop balance.

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Photo of drpimento
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, greabt beer! Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that slowly settles and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is hoppy, miialt, grain, fruit. Flavor is like nose, bitter/sweet/carbonic tang well balanced. Body is soft, carbonation muted, and chewy. Fiinish is like flavor, long, boozy, and easy drinking.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a glowing reddish orange. The head is whispy and small but manages to drape the glass in lace. Grape fruit and pine hops mingle with caramel and cookie dough in the nose. Blasts of pine tar and fresh grapefruit utterly dominate the flavor. Some light bready malts lay in the background, always submissive. Alcohol heat is perceptable, but quite modest for 9.7% The mouthfeel is viscous. The finish is tremendously bitter with a hit of boozyness.

This is a very pleasant DIPA. Hops out in front. Dangerously quaffable for the strength.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 4 - pours medium to dark medium copper gold color with A minimally thin layer of foam on top, carbonation is very little to none.

S - 3-3.5- Caramel aroma with pine and citrus hops in the background, malt is up front.

T - 3.5 -4 - Moderate toasted caramel malt up front and around midway through the pine/citrus one/two punches your tongue relentlessly and doesn't give up. This beer sports a very LONG and lingering bitter and assertive bite, not for the faint of heart. For 9.7%, the alcohol is extremely well hidden, very nicely done. No complexity, just a straight ahead balls to the wall Imperial IPA.

M - Medium thin body and gentle carbonation on the tongue.

O - Body is a little thin and could use more substance. Overall, VERY glad I had the opportunity to try this very limited beer. Was a strange experience as I could call it "balanced", but then again, it's not. Pronounced malt, but also a pronounced bitter bite.

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of StarshipPoopers
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It was long-lasting and left some sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and some toasty notes.

T - It tasted of strongly of pine with a nice burnt toast malt backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is an nice DIPA. Really strong with the pine flavors and a tad unbalanced.

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Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from Premiere. Nice blend of hops though not exceptional dipa. Until very much warmed, found it to be overcarbonated. Good bitterness, not a palate killerb despite 116 ibu, was good with food. Generous head on cloudy middle yellow.Alcohol well hidden.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. No date. Served in a tulip.

Pours a very cloudy deep red-tinged gold. A small head that quickly becomes a ring with large bubbles. Bits of lacing.

American hop presence, but also a good amount of bready malt and some berry fruit notes.

Flavor starts as a bracing bitter top-of-the-tongue sting, gets a touch minty. Sweet caramel malt backs things up. Flavors fade slowly in the finish and stinging bitterness remains. There is also a little sourness from what seems to be unmasked alcohol, not my favorite part of the flavor, but not surprising given the high ABV.

Medium-full body and slightly less than medium carbonation suit the style, but things get a touch thick.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color. About a finger of white head.

Citrus, dank, resin, dill, herbal and grassy notes. Smells pretty awesome.

Light sweet honey notes washed away by bitter and herbal notes finish is dank and grassy with a subtle balancing sweetness.

Well carbonated, full bodied with a nice dry finish.

A nicely balanced IIPA.

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Photo of crossovert
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle.

It pours a nice orangeish gold with a frothy white head.

The smell is sweet and juicy with some citrus. Mostly malt scents in this one, tough they are nice.

The taste is a nice suprise. This one is pretty bitter. Maybe it isn't because i haven't had much IPAs in the last few months but for an almost 10% IPA it is very bitter. The rest of the flavor is mainly malty sweetness. Thus, it is a bit of a two dimensional beer, not too complex. Just the piney bitterness and the sugary sweetness.

Overall it is a great beer, but not off the charts.

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