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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by spicelab on 02-15-2013

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Photo of Shade1951
1.84/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a standard beer glass. Murky copperish color. Not much of a head.

I can't find a date on the bottle, so it is possible that what I'm drinking is expired. Smells acrid. The more I smell it, the worse the smell gets. The taste is also acrid. I suspect this is what people mean when they talk about skunkiness.

If I knew for a fact that it was expired, I wouldn't rate it at all. But I just don't know, and the bottle is no help. It's supposedly an import from Italy, so there could definitely be issues.

I've given somewhat lenient scores only because of the distinct possibility that my bottle got skunked. Otherwise, I would likely have given 1's across the board.

Date of bottling should be *prominently* displayed by all breweries on all product. I may have no choice but to pour this one. I hate having to do that, but I just cannot drink it. And I may be afraid to try it again - unless I can see that it is not expired.

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Photo of Omniwar
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrMindbender
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burnerdale
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DispyDnb
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arminius757
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh tap at Bir & Fud.
Nice amber color with small white head.
Smells very citrusy , grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple.
Taste is a litteral explosion of fruit in your mouth. Instant hit. Not substatially bitter though. Also, the alcohol doesnt come out ether, despite the high ABV.
Great beer.

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Photo of Catalin90
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy dark amber, poor white frothy head.
Really nice tropical smell, with lots of pineapple and mango, overripe orange, sweet floral notes, rich caramel, nice pine. By the book.
Straight up juicy pineapple, with sweet pink grapefruit, tangerine and a bit of sour lime. Hints of papaya and mango. Thick caramel maltiness, giving a nice sugared orange slice feel. Finishes with pine resin, a bit of dankness and bitter citrus peel.
Medium body, a bit sticky, medium fizz. Aftertaste is hoppy, sweet, citrusy, with a hint of tropical fruit still lingering around there.
A really solid imperial IPA, fits the profile nicely and actually entices you to get one more.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper with amber highlights and a cloudy complexion. A fingernail of off whit head is present on half of the top. Brussels lacing. Aroma is citrus hops with a hint of light malt. The flavor is full on citrus hops and is so tart and unbalanced that it comes off as artificial. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of BlazerT
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Teku glass. Bottle. Aroma of citrus (orange, mandarin) sweet malty character noticable. Taste is at first malty and sweet, some hoppy flavours in the background. Medium sweet, soft carbonation, sticky texture. Aftertaste bitter. Little alcohol warming.

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Photo of Poupae
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Jonny41
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of drpimento
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Poured at a perfect temperature with a somewhat long-lasting had plenty of lace and a hazy too cloudy honey amber color. Aroma is fresh resin hop, wet grain, malt. flavor is like aroma not very complex but perfectly balanced between bitter sweet and tart for this kind of beer. Body is perfect. Very slight medicinal aftertaste in the finish

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Photo of Johnct
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Lol_burnout
3.2/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of BobDoubleu
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of bobWFMU
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

33cl brown bottle purchased from Domus Birrae in Rome.

Pours a fairly clean orange copper colour, with a fine, filmy crest of white that settles to some pocked bubbling. Lacing forms in tiny specks. Body is certainly solid, at 9.5% ABV, and holds very fine carbonation. Looks good all up.

Nose is clean but dusky, with a solid malty caramel note and some slightly herbal and medicinal overtones. Hops are certainly present, but they have a murky character to them, giving a lot more earth and overripe fruit character than clean crispness.

Taste follows on from this greatly—strong mashed banana and Jersey caramel sweetness, with a crushed red apple character to lift it up slightly. Bitterness on the back is much better, giving it a herbal twang and a hint of something medicinal or mineral. Finish is lingering with pithy fruit and a slightly over-fragrant malt like sprouted grain. Aftertaste has some aniseed. It has a lot going on, but I'm unsure that I like it all that much.

Feel is firm and full. Solid and would support a better array of flavours over the top.

I don't feel like this beer really does enough to warrant its hefty ABV. There are good characters in here, and some pleasant complexity, but it doesn't work together and doesn't create something spectacular enough to make me want to write-off most of the night on drinking it's 9.5% ABV entirety. At the end of the day, that's a little disappointing.

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