“Constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed; original.” Need we say more? True to its Imperial roots! This brew clocks in at 9% ABV, and over 100 IBUs! It is made with four varieties of grains resulting in a bold dark amber color and four varieties of hops, creating a subtle citrus aroma, and bitter, hoppy finish. Winner of a gold medal at the 2009 Santa Cruz National Organic Challenge, this recipe surely will not disappoint.