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Decadent Imperial IPA

March, 2016
Judges Rating: 
22 / 24
6 / 6
38 / 40
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
20 / 20

This has everything that you want to see in a double IPA: plenty of hops abound with enough malt character to lend support. This beer starts appropriately hop-forward with aromas of resins, grapefruit and citrus fruits. In the flavor, the hops continue to be upfront: tons of citrus, with tangerine and grapefruit leading the charge. A light nutty and bready maltiness lends a little background support but never steals the limelight away from the prominent citrusy hop character. The finish is moderately bitter and palate-cleansing with a lingering grapefruit hoppiness. This is a delightful (and dare I say decadent?) Double IPA that pushes all the right buttons.