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Imperial IPA

Aroma: A prominent to intense hop aroma that can be derived from American, English and/or noble varieties (although a citrusy hop character is almost always present). Most versions are dry hopped and can have an additional resinous or grassy aroma, although this is not absolutely required. Some clean malty sweetness may be found in the background. Fruitiness, either from esters or hops, may also be detected in some versions, although a neutral fermentation character is typical. Some alcohol can usually be noted, but it should not have a “hot” character.

Appearance: Color ranges from golden amber to medium reddish copper; some versions can have an orange-ish tint. Should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy. Good head stand with off-white color should persist.

Flavor: Hop flavor is strong and complex, and can reflect the use of American, English and/or noble hop varieties. High to absurdly high hop bitterness, although the malt backbone will generally support the strong hop character and provide the best balance. Malt flavor should be low to medium, and is generally clean and malty although some caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable at low levels. No diacetyl. Low fruitiness is acceptable but not required. A long, lingering bitterness is usually present in the aftertaste but should not be harsh. Medium-dry to dry finish. A clean, smooth alcohol flavor is usually present. Oak is inappropriate in this style. May be slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium-light to medium body. No harsh hop-derived astringency, although moderate to medium-high carbonation can combine to render an overall dry sensation in the presence of malt sweetness. Smooth alcohol warming.

Overall Impression: An intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale without the big maltiness and/or deeper malt flavors of an American barleywine. Strongly hopped, but clean, lacking harshness, and a tribute to historical IPAs. Drinkability is an important characteristic; this should not be a heavy, sipping beer. It should also not have much residual sweetness or a heavy character grain profile.

 


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1.075 - 1.090+
1.012 - 1.020
60 - 100+
8 - 15
7.5 - 10+%
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AtG Citra Ass Down
TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   950 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
Cans
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
8%
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
68 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
This is a very hop forward American style IPA. Brewed with Pale, Vienna, Munich and wheat malt for a solid base for all American hops, focusing mainly on the variety “Citra.” Citra hops are a relatively new variety introduced in 2008. It was bred as a hybrid of a number...
 
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Bell's Hopslam Ale
MonkMonk   528 0 3 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Bottled 12oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
  • Winter
  • Seasonal/Limited Release
Starting with six different hop varietals added to the brew kettle & culminating with a massive dry-hop addition of Simcoe hops, Bell's Hopslam Ale possesses the most complex hopping schedule in the Bell's repetoire. Selected specifically because of their aromatic qualities, these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend...
 
0 (0)
DuClaw Serum
MonkMonk   757 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
9%
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
80 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
Serum injects the Double IPA style with a fresh dose of big hop flavor. This medium bodied amber nectar boasts a thin off-white head, big hoppy floral bouquet, and slippery,luxurious mouthfeel. While aggressively hoped at several stages of the brewing process, including a gradual two week dry-hopping, Serum remains incredibly...
 
0 (0)
Firestone Walker Double Jack
MonkMonk   565 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
Brewer special edition, Commerative, festival, etc
Double Jack IPA is our first ever Imperial IPA. It features a big malty middle to cloak the high alcohol and mouth puckering hop bitterness. Huge tangerine, grapefruit and juicy fruit aroma blossom over the herbal blue basil and malt earthiness of this aggressive beer. Best enjoyed in moderation....
 
0 (0)
Frost Beer Works Lush
TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   90 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Cans
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
8%
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
60 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
A double IPA with luxuriant aromatics and succulent flavors. The combination of hops from both hemispheres and our ale yeast complement each other to create rich, juicy character.
 
0 (0)
MonkMonk   553 0 0 0

Beer Information

Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
Availability:
Seasonal/Limited Release
 
 
0 (0)
MonkMonk   616 0 0 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
On Tap
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
8%
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
120 IBU's
Availability:
Brewer special edition, Commerative, festival, etc
Made with lactose, oats, wheat, and pilsner malt. The beer underwent a 12 hour sour mash to add a little tartness. Hopped with Citra and Sorachi ace. Dry hopped with Sorachi ace and Centennial along with 1kg of fresh Lemon peel.
 
0 (0)
Hill Farmstead Abner Imperial IPA
MonkMonk   875 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • Growler
  • Limited Release Bottles
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
160+ IBU's
Availability:
Seasonal/Limited Release
Abner (1867-1953) is our great grandfather; Hill Farmstead Brewery rests upon the land that was once home to him and his fourteen children. In his honor, this Imperial IPA is dutifully crafted from American malted barley, a plethora of American hops, our ale yeast and water from Abner’s well....
 
0 (0)
Moylan's Hopsickle
MonkMonk   523 0 1 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
100+ IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
This is a "Hop" tribute, worthy of a King's Imperial Court! Enjoy the blast of fresh Tomahawk, Cascade and Centennial Hops as they stimulate the taste buds in a truly imperial fashion. Pucker Up!
 
0 (0)
MonkMonk   457 0 0 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • On Tap
  • Bottled 22oz
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
100 IBU's
Availability:
Available Year-round
Full bodied, with aggressive hops and noteworthy bitterness.
 
0 (0)
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