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Imperial IPA | Reuben's Brews

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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Reuben's Brews
Washington, United States
reubensbrews.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,500
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
65
pDev:
6.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Reviews by jpbebeau:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Reuben's. Review from notes.

A: The beer was a golden orange color with a foamy white cap on top with decent retention. Streaky lacing formed down the sides of the glass.

S: Really nice tropical fruit aroma. Some grapefruit, oranges, and orange peel. There is a little bit of faint caramel and a hint of pine right at the end.

T: Again, quite a bit of citrus up front. Grapefruit, passionfruit, and orange predominantly. The fruit flavors really drown out any sort of malt presence with a nice lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice bitterness on the finish.

O: A solid DIPA from Reuben's, lots of fresh fruit, not overly balanced, but thats fine with me.

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Photo of Karoth
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on-tap @ the brewery

Have had this many, many time - my favorite Reubens beer (narrowly over the Imperial Rye) - dank citrus hops, sugary grapefruit, candied orange peel, pine - bright, clean and balanced. Booze present, but in check. Body is a little big, but only a minor flaw - this is very good stuff.

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Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dwalkup
3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Reuben's Brew pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of caramel malt, tropical fruit, orange citrus and light piney hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops, citrus rind, rich tropical and orange family citus, full flavored and well balanced; long lingering piney hop flavor and bitterness. Medium bodied with some creaminess, nice mouth feel. A intensely flavored malty and fruit flavored IPA that also packs a piney hop punch. Well balanced and nicely made, like the other ales from this brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Hophead717
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of The_Golden_Spruce
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptainQ
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of IPAchris
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardAbbey
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 510a
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erickc
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this one. Pine and citrus notes.

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Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial IPA from Reuben's Brews
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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