Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm (Imperial IPA)

Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm (Imperial IPA)

Rated 3.414 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Heavy Seas Brewing

Baltimore, MD, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

50 International Bittering Units

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This here pounder has a fine layer of yeast at her bottom. It won't send you to Davy Jones' locker, but will protect you from the rigors of life at sea. ABV 50 IBU

ID: 10143 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank5217
Overall Percentile90.2
Style Rank178 of 799
Style Percentile77.7
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.725
Weighted Score3.414
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 3.1 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Tried a 10 oz sample in a flight of 3 lunch-time beers at Tuskies in Leesburg (see retailer review). Unlike most winter warmers, this year's Winter Storm is light colored and hoppy, very hoppy. Draft version (2004) is amber-gold, almost honey colored from the tap, with decent lacing. Hops dominate the aroma profile. Taste is pretty hoppy, too. While I like hops (a lot!) I certainly did not expect so little of anything else remarkable. Aftertaste = hops. A great Imperial IPA, but not a particularly enticing winter warmer.

  • JDE123 663 reviews
    rated 4.0 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Tap at my favorite restaurant. Big hazy orange-amber glass, with small head and subtle hop aroma. Huge hop flavor, quite bitter, but pleasant. A great beer, but almost too bitter, but smoothes as you get towards the bottom of the glass. A great beer.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Reddish gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral and grapefruity hop, a touch sweet. A medium to full bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet, touch of caramel. Hops are grapefruity with a touch of pine. Medium bitter, fairly hoppy imperial India Pale Ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.9 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours an amber color with a HUGE off white head. (A little too big for me). The head was very creamy, and there was nice lacing. Citrus hop and caramel aroma. Bitter, spicy hop taste. Creamy mouthfeel. IIPA meets American Strong.

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