Imperial IPA | Reuben's Brews

Imperial IPAImperial IPA
BA SCORE
4.07/5
65 Ratings
Imperial IPAImperial IPA
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:
#5,330
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
65
pDev:
6.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color topped by a foamy head the leaves quite a few dots and shards

Smell: Passion fruit, pine and caramel

Taste: Caramel backbone established, up front, and then the piney hops take over, bringing passion fruit, as well; the caramel sweetness linger into the finish underpinning the bitter flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice DIPA though the backbone is a bit sweeter than I prefer

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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 22Blue
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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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 Erik-P
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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 kscaldef
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 10.29.13
102013

A - Pours a clear darker orange with a smaller light tan head that lingers around for a bit.

S - Very piney and grassy.

T - Grass, pine, earthy, dank.

D - Good carbonation with a mediumb body.

O - A nice hop forward IPA, lots of earthy and leafy traits.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of unclekeith
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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