3fourths (8468) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. caramel copper body. corn syrup and caramel pancake nose; highly sweet, overwhelming the aroma hops. sticky, sweet honey and sugar-glazed doughnuts with crystalline, goopy fruit hops. bitterness is cut by the the tremendous amount of sugar, while alcohol seems to make a sharp appearance in the finish.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (labeled as Imperial IPA)... Poured golden orange with a big white head. Nose had some citrus and resinous hops. A little bit dry, well carbonated. A decent malt backing on this. Biscuity and grainy with ome boiled cabbage characters. Peppery resinous hops offered a mild bitterness with some citrus and pine-sol notes.
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled as Imperial IPA, Pilot Series. Pours cloudy orange, with a good size off-white head. Mandarin and peach opposite caramel malts. Lots of fruit in this one, and even a bit of bubble-gum sweetness thatís throwing me off a bit. Thereís a decent bitterness, but this is by no means a super-bitter, acerbic, uber-hoppy DIPA. Lots of flavor, but itís sweeter than I expected. Good. Interesting. Not fantastic.
Beaver (1407) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Pours a dark orange amber with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is very subdued - a little sweet malt and some perfumey hops.
The flavor is subdued too - some sweet bready malts with some spicy minty hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation
Overall, not very impressive for a DIPA. Itís way too subdued.
bhensonb (12023) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
As Pilot Series Imp IPA from Nugget Market in West Sacramento, CA. Pours almost clear copper with a 1 finger creamy beige head. Mixed aroma of floral, citrus and resin hop. Med body with creamy carb. Flavor is fresh fruit and floral over some mildly roasted malt. Now I remember why fresh IPA is good. This is lush hop. Floral, nearly perfumey. Maybe a little resin on the side. Yummy stuff.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Nice enough citrus and caramel aromas. Medium bodied and sweet. Well balance hop and malt flavors. I tasted caramel, grass, orange, and a bit of alcohol. So so.
SDalkoholic (2206) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a firm and delicate layer of foamed head while the liquid was a dense wild honey color that had a slight haze to it. In the nose, there is a bold aroma of freshly picked hops that smell sticky and oily, but there is a faint background of oats or whole wheat bread. The flavor is dominated with a bitter bite of hops but there is some balance between grained bread like malts that shine through. Price for a bottle was somewhat expensive but if I was desperate and craving a hoppy beer I would consider buying this again.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery gold, thick pale tan head. Little dank and dirty nose, some orange peel, weighted oily hops. More crystal malt than I prefer, little tannic leathery body. Green dank hops burst out, dark and ripe. Contrasting experience here, Iím left positive from the dank overripe resiny hops.
Rusty (1539) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a coppery orange with a medium and sticky white head. Aroma is herbal hops, malt, caramel, pine, citrus, spices. Flavor is herbal hops, biscuit, malt, toffee, caramel, oily mouthfeel with a herbal hop and somewhat sweet malty finish.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coppery amber orange, sudsy off-white head. Sweet biscuit and hop aroma, dank earthy, pine, floral notes. Moderately sweet, caramelly, biscuity malt, more earthy, dank, herbal, floral notes, a hint of citrus, pine resin finish. While I canít say itís among my favorite IIPAs, the flavor profile of this one is distinct from most available to me. Much more on the leafy, earthy side.