Monday, March 02, 2009
This “Imperial IPA’ lives up to it name with a massive IBU rating and immense hop flavor and aroma. It pours a golden orange with a tight thin head. The aroma is hop bitter with pine and citrus with just a hint of biscuit malt. The flavor is big bitter up from with a wash of pine and grapefruit. The pale barley malt comes in next but it overtaken by a juniper hop character and bitter finish. At 8.7% it is strong enough for an imperial status and this Alpha Dog can hold it own as the leader of the pack.