Ale Of The IMP | Hermitage Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hermitage Brewing
California, United States
hermitagebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by djeucalyptus on 12-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
62
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
22.61%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

really surprised folks havent given this one more credit. there is a lot happening here, and its super tasty. i havent had a lot of beer from these guys, but the few i have had have been impressive, this one included. its a lighter double ipa, still majorly hazy and thick looking, heady and lingering, but it smells and tastes a little more delicate than a lot of these. resinous hops, hard to tell which varietals, but its sticky and fresh as can be. i taste candied orange, raw honey, and a ton of alpha acids. it has a sort of double edge to it. light in feel and grain weight, but sturdy as can be in terms of the hop flavor. the criticism here seems unwarranted to me, like those who hate on it never had it fresh. these guys do cool beer, and their hoppy stuff is when they are at their best in my experience, so its weird it doesnt have better scores here. some bitterness comes on late, but thats only appropriate for the style. i sure wish hermitage beers were available here in colorado, i wold be a curious buyer for sure. this is way way way way way way way under rated here on BA. when fresh its superb, dont listen to the haters. thanks to drlovemd87 for the share here. cheers mate!

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4.37/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy complex and magical at first, but with an odd taste after it warms up a little and aftertaste of almost cold tea. Loved at first sip, now I'm not sure... Whole foods, Oakland ca April 2016

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.9/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid beer but the after taste had a little too much fruit rind. They filled the growler up to the cap, which was much appreciated. I think I taste mosaic.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.62/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

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4.08/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.04/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.24/5  rDev -28.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +24.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of allengarvin
3.84/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: 3.75 - Very cloudy amber with a medium half-inch head.
S: 4.0 - Unusual hop aroma--very herbal, vegetal, somewhat minty. I wonder what varieties they used.
T: 3.75 - High bitterness, but not enough to conceal the sticky sweetness of the malt. Hop taste, like the nose, is very grassy, minty, and lingers on for a long time after the finish.
M: 4.0 - Big bodied, appropriate for a double, even if 8% doesn't seem that high. A good sipping beer.
O: 3.75 - Interesting overall, but not something I would see myself buying often.

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.09/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +19.4%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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Ale Of The IMP from Hermitage Brewing
3.14 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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