talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a clear mahogany color with a moderately full, cream-colored, pillowy, creamy head which is somewhat lasting and leaves thick lace. The nose has toasty and biscuity malts underneath, spicy hops, some resinous pine, light floral, and some ruby red grapefruit. The flavor is similar with more hops than the nose led on; very resinous and spicy, still the grapefruit notes, a fresh herb note developing, and subtle toast malts. The palate is nice for the style with a more than medium body, nearly lively carbonation, and a velvety, oily mouthfeel. The finish is mostly bitter and resinous with some fresh basil notes, light grapefruit, and a toasty note left on the tongue. The bitterness is just over moderate and the acidity is low to moderate. A pretty decent imperial APA-type beer; assertive but balanced bitterness, nice underlying malts, and hop flavor complexity. Nothing flashy, not over the top but very well built and drinkable. Alaskan small batch beers are usually quite good, and this was no different.
kathouse (1608) - Nevada, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red in color. I think the hibiscus comment is the most appropriate for the aroma on this beer. Very floral with only hints at caramel or other malts. Body is medium/thin and the finish lacks depth.
bpreo (2496) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good beer. Nice and strong. I sampled it against two others, a Brown, and an IPA. I went with the IPA for the growler.
Cousin_Larry (873) - - OCT 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Floral aroma. Color is ruby. Taste is caramel dipped in potpourri. Probably the most floral beer I?ve tasted.
runaway (81) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bomber pours a reddish orange amber color with a dense caramel-cream colored head. Aroma is of pine, grass, caramel toffee. Taste is floral caramel with a piney juniper undertone and a long spicy finish. The alcohol is well balanced and the beer is not too dry or astringent in the finish.
mstrcrwly (960) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a snifter..amber pour with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of pine,citrus,resin,caramel..tastes just like it smells..medium body..good stuff.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65,5cl / Botella 65,5cl.
@ Town & Country Supermarket Liquors, Cheyenne, WY, USA
A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro.
T/S: Malt, caramel, hops, citrusy, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, lupulo, citrico, alcohol.
luttonm (4527) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Dark grainy, vinous brown. Small soapy head. Deep caramel and dense pine hop, rich and tasty. Sparkling body, dense caramel and fudge. Hops are dense and alcohol fueled. Rich, lovely tasting beer. Heavy, but a nice treat.
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark amber, almost porter dark, with solid head. Had on tap at the source in Junea on a brewery tour. Starts light and builds on finish which I like. Slightly boozy but wears it well. A good solid amber especially for an imperial which are tricky.
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish gold with a thin head and aromas of caramel, lemon and a little grassy herbal undercurrent. Flavor is big and bold with lots of juicy fruit flavors and a caramel-like backbone from the malt. ABV is a bit warm and this is simply a nice beer after a long day!
SODAK14 (348) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The 2.4 may be actually on the high side for my rating. Pours a nice red color and downhill after that. Bitter tasting beer that I could barely finish!