Imperial IPA
Hornbeer

Imperial IPAImperial IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,966
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #39,674
Avg:
3.5 | pDev: 15.43%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
14
From:
Hornbeer
 
Denmark
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
87
Very Good
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.81/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in one of those auburn dark copper colors, red to the edge, very little head in the way of about 1/5". Man the alcohol is YUUUGE on this one .

One of the maltiest and least hoppy double ipas I've ever had. This feels like one of those ones where they truly doubled the malt bill. Slight bitterness, but man this is like an imperial red/amber/brown mashup. If you're down with a hot malt bomb, check this one out.

Nov 01, 2016
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows clean sweet malt with loads of piny and resinous hops.
Similar flavours. Lots of sweet clean malt by the truckload along with more pine and resinous notes.

Jul 23, 2015
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GONZALOYANNA from Spain

4.32/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on febĀ“13. Amber color & foggy appearance. Yellowish creamy head & rocky rings. Intense caramel malt, yeast, grapefruit/orange aromas & bready notes. Toasted malts are ovewhelmed by increasing resiny flavors all over. Full body. Soft carbonation. Dense grapefruit juice sensation, hints of anise & candy notes in the middle. Citric astringency. Dry resiny finish. Orange on the aftertaste. Evident ABV is well balanced by flavorful flavors.

Mar 05, 2013
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a nice amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine hoppy notes is quite enticing with some sweet caramelized malt notes also noticeable. Taste is a solid mix between some hoppy notes with some citrus and light resinous notes which are well balanced by some caramelized malt notes with medium sweetness level. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Solid IPA with nice floral hoppy notes and balanced bitterness.

Apr 10, 2012
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lanbewardin from Belgium

2.34/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark amber with a bit of off-white head that provides some lacing.

I really don't like the smell of this beer. I wonder what type of hops they used? It smells like overly sweet hops and piss.

Taste is more malt than hops, some pine and grapefruit on the end though. Slight bitterness on the end, very dry.

Mouthfeel is thick with the perfect amount of carbonation IMO.

I would like this beer better if they made it more hoppy, also if they changed the hop mix to alter the smell. Maybe its just me, but I wasnt a fan of this.

Aug 19, 2011
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Auburn, amber, and ruby appearance, little head, no lacing.

Whoa, big alcohol whiff. Smells like Chimay.

A smooth dirty malt bomb. Enjoyable slight sweetness, it really does somehow, this imperial ipa, come of like a belgian dark at times. Really no measureable hop presence to speak of. Slight bitter twang when you look for it downbottle. The alcohol that you smelled doesn't come out on the palate nearly as harsh, in fact, its hidden relatively well.

This might be a really good beer to drink when you have allergies and your sinus swells up, but your taste buds are still intact.

Aug 20, 2010
Imperial IPA from Hornbeer
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 14 ratings