The last of the IPAs from my New Jersey box and another one that probably suffered due to age of the bottle. The Starr Hill website notes a July 1 release date for this beer and I drank it in mid-December. Assuming this was a single release the beer would be 5+ months old and that can really kill an IPA.
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fluffy white head that left lots of lacing. Aroma was dominated by floral hops, pleasing but almost perfumy which is not what I prefer in an IPA. Taste started out sweet and then those same floral hops come through with a bit of lemon and a big bitter finish.
Not bad and something I would like to try fresh to compare as I bet it would be a lot better.
Alcohol Content: 7.5% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 50
Brewers Website: Starr Hill Brewery
Brewers Description: King of Hop Imperial India Pale Ale is brewed with heaps of American hops from the Pacific Northwest. This medium-bodied beer is dry-hopped to achieve an invigoratingly fresh aroma, which highlights the powerful citrus characteristics of the hops. Flavor notes of orange peel, passion fruit, grapefruit, and gooseberry lend balance to the bracingly herbal bite.