GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours a hazy deep orange with a thicker yellowish head. Good retention and lace. Cheesy, sticky, berry nose. Taste is nutty, sticky, astringent with typical older DIPA notes. Big cheesecloth. Sticky. Thankfully it gets very oily and herbal with slight medicinal characters and alcohol warming through the finish. Once upon a time this was probably pretty ballin’.
Travlr (17720) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bright copper color. Aroma of flowers, pine resin. Taste is pine, citrus, flowers. Not bad.
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy honey, thin large bubbled white head. Nose is soap, light mango, pine. Flavor is paper and cardboard, heavy sugar finish, light orange. Sweet and gritty finish.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big sweet and citrus nose. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit lots of toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Not my thing.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, pine, and citrus hops with biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with medium malt and fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
maneliquor (3479) - 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 (10884) - 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 (1702) - 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 (3737) - 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 (2244) - Springfield, Vermont, 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.