NOTES: Bottle @ Pub & Kitchen in Philly

STYLE: Imperial IPA

ABV: 9%

APPEARANCE: Glowing honey

HEAD: Ivory, tight-knit, held on for a reasonable length of time

LACING: Average

NOSE: Surprisingly good malt aroma balances well with the big hop nose. Mostly pine resin from the hops, but a touch of grapefruit citrus hints at the variety of hops used in the brewing of this beauty.

TASTE: Not as bitter or hops-forward as expected. Mostly toasty, sweet malts up front with a touch of pine in the middle and booze in the finish. A delicious brew to be sure, but not what you’d expect from an Imperial IPA.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-bodied. Massive carbonation.

DRINKABILITY: Drinks easier than most Imperial IPAs thanks to a subdued hop profile. Refreshing, but big ABV means this is a sipping beer.

RATING: 3 Hops

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