DCLawyer (1155) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->tulip. Murky dark orange with medium lacy white head. Aroma: deep floral and citrus hops. Taste: strong hops and sweet malt, descending to bitter aftertaste. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Good.
ciaranc (585) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy bright gold pour, white, thin head. Looks appetizing. Great lacing. Big citrus, orange, orange peel, grapefruit, sweaty yeast nose. Huge blast of hops up front all backed up by big malt flavours. Soft and slick in the mouth, low carbonation. Sweet bitterness dominates the finish. Lovely.
makromaniak (129) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost clear orange with a white head. Taste is sweet and very hoppie...citrus/orange/grapefruit with some carmamel notes. Nice and long bitter finish. Nice one.
Deu (514) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Black Sheep in Dublin. Not this bottle but this one: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/anderson-valley-imper a dark orange with little head. Tropical fruity aroma. Well balanced malty sweetness with bitter finish. Ver nice beer.
Majek (200) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with big and long-lasting head. Aroma is quite intensive with citrus and sweet fruits. Lots of citrus and herbal hops in taste. This is what I’m looking for in IIPA! Finish is very bitter, but bitterness is very pleasant. Very good one!
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml.- at Sörspecialista.hu, Budapest. Clear amber coloured, medium sized off-white head, pleasant grapefruity hoppy nose. Quite aromatic hoppy fruity taste with notes of caramel and spices. Hint of passion fruit and alcohol in the finish.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops, candy, tropical fruits, candied fruit and lychee. Bitter flavour, hops, malts and tropical fruit. Hoppy finish, tropical fruits with a lingering bitterness.
(From 33cL bottle @ American Beer Tasting, Café De Kleine Wereld, Breda. As Anderson Valley Imperial IPA.)
phikus01 (103) - New York, USA - FEB 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This could be the only beer I ever give a perfect score. This is my cup of hop tea. I hope its not gone for good. The honey nectar vanilla caramel cream toffee malt in perfect balance with the finest traditional Pacific northwest hops. Nectar of the gods.
kraddel (1913) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours blonde, good foam. smell is very nice but not super-intence. fruity hops ( exotic) like mango and stuff.
bitterness, followed by sweetness, again those exotic fruits, bitter ending, long lasting aftertaste...
damn, maybe i should change my favourite style. imperial IPA’s are ALWAYS good, arn’t they ? damn !
culchiem (2035) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange with a thin head. Flavour is beautiful deep hop, fruit, flower bitter and damn good