maneliquor (2223) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle for Jared. Cheers bro! Pours a nice copper orange with a small white head. Aroma picks up lots of caramel and toffee malts backing some floral hops. Floral and citrus hops come out in the taste. Sweet bitterness is solidly backed by heavy caramel malts. Lengthy, creamy palate. Good beer
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Imperial IPA
Date: July 08, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: hazy gold, creamy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma, light peppery spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of crystal sweetness, piney sweetness, light bitterness reins in the sweetness, long bitter finish leaving your tongue coated with hop resin
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in the bomber. A really crisp imperial IPA. Not as over powering as some other breweries but really nicely flavored. A little on the sweet side.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep frothy head misty amber pour aromas strong caramel citrus yeasty floral notes good soft carbonation flavors yeasty caramel medium bitter floral tones grapefruit apricot and peach very noticeable very smooth tasting imperial finish aftertastes floral overtones strong caramel fruty hop mix caramel strong lasting bitter good on palate bright
malrubius (1507) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine, Scottsdale. Clear amber with ring head and nice lace. Piney and overripe orange and bread aroma. Toasty orange peach caramel sweet fruitiness and piney orange medium bitterness. Very full bodied, drinks way stronger than the abv. Enjoyable but not elite.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from paps 3/30/11.
coppery brown with a soft soapy off white head.
big bubble gum aroma... mixed with caramel, mild green hoppiness, slight pine, citrus, calcium and a distinct note of ’necco’ candies with the corn starch/powdered sugar coating (this was prevalent in the baltic porter as well only in the form of marshmallow peeps).
the palate is sweeter and more mellow than ideal...it’s not cloying but there is little in the way of hop bitterness to help it out. the flavor is comprised mostly of florals, candies and spice from alcohol and hops.
the medium body lacks crisp-ness and something to save it from meh. 6/3.5/6/3/13
scoth (452) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with a thin beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, hay, a light earthy note, caramel, toast, and banana. Medium body, crisp and very dry. Mild sweetness, barely lemon, then a medium-strong bitter finish lingers. This is a big bitter beer. I really enjoy the hop blend and the solid malt backbone.
hawthorne00 (2090) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, bread, nectarines. Very sweet with light stone fruit and oranges to go with caramel and bread. Pleasant bitterness with some fruity aromatics at the end - finishes rather well I suspect the hop aromatics have lost a lot of punch here, but it’s still quite good if oversweet for my tastes.
DuffMan (5777) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Bright orange gold, hazy, pillowy white head that leaves patchy lace. Aroma is sweet citrus and toffee. Flavours lean more toward the malts than the Epic IIPA we had before this, and the hops are fruitier, more citrus and tropical fruit. Bitterness is there in the finish, but not as intense. A softer IIPA, but still enjoyable.
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2012 Bomber from hayduke. A medium off white head of light bubbles. Light lacing. The aroma is citrus, tangerine, and caramel is pretty much classic. The taste is fairly bitter and is generally sweet. Hops are not all that big. They offer some fruit and spice. Caramel adds sweetness. This beer just seems like it could be more and it just doesn’t seem to be all that well crafted.