Imperial IPA | Reuben's Brews

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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

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Added by barleywinefiend on 12-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
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3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a light goldenish orange color with a nice white cap which fades leaving behind some light lacing

S: Wow, if IBUs could smell....I picked up a good dose of passion fruits, huge citrus notes in the way orange peel, grapefruit and a genrous amount of pine needles

T: Initial blast of bite and citrus, grapefruits and orange peel, underlying passion fruit appears but really sordove buried under the bashing of copious amounts of bitterness and citrus. A booze sting is really appears about midway as does some very light pine. The finish is more bitterness, booze sting, citrus, clean and dry.

M: Medium bodied, this beer is all hops with just enough backbone to keep it legititmate as a IIPA. Very clean, yet very bitter, a growler of this leaves the taste buds demolished and dead.

O: Very well executed.

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Photo of erickc
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Love this one. Pine and citrus notes.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of dirtylou
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial IPA from Reuben's Brews
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