The Leech Lake Brewing Company is in Walker, Minnesota. Why? According to the bottle "Because paradise requires a brewery." Hmmm,, paradise...want to swim in Leech Lake? Actually, northern Minnesota is beautiful, I have not been to Leech Lake, but have been nearby in Brainerd once. "A lake of beer...handcrafted, one small batch at a time."
This 10.5% ABV and 100 IBU Imperial India Pale Ale pours a very dark copper, burnt orange, to medium brown in color. There is a slight head of off-white to light brown foam. The aroma is sweet, alcohol apparent, caramel, lightly fruity, along with a tart note. The taste is flat, both cloying sweet, yet tart at the same time. The finish is bitter and somehow watery at the same time. This is a failure of an Imperial IPA. In fact, the Empire should have the Death Star destroy this beer.