egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral hops, cherry wood, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, pine, tobacco, caramel, and bitter grapefruit.
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Resinous piney hop aroma, with spruce and fresh citrus. The flavor has citrus and resinous pine, sweet malts, and some pineapple notes. Good stuff.
jjuf1853 (1285) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brass Tap (Wesley Chapel, FL). Tons of hoppiness in the flavor, but had a bit of funkiness in the aroma that I didn’t care for. The alcohol is quite pronounced.
yespr (36090) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Khybar. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity and dark roasted malty. Bitter, fruity and slight peachy to grapefruity. Solid bitter and dry into a lingering hoppy dense finish.
Goodgrief (1885) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 When I think Imperial Red, I think Nuggets Nectar. Who would have thought an East Coast attempt would have more hops and more character. Amber pour, typical caramel malt flavors with a mild citrus bite. It was okay.
Re-rate 3,000 miles away back in PA and I liked this a LOT more. Super malty and loads of hops. Caramel malt with a crippling (in a good way) resinous, citrus bite. Pretty good.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs amber with big citrus nose. This then drives into a strong citrus flavors (think brunt orange) with a nice sweet malt undertone. Big finish.
keepersj12 (2945) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma of hops and a lot of malt. Similar to a DIPA. The flavor is malty sweet up front and then the hops hit. Very dry and refreshing for such a powerful brew.
BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ballast Point Darker amber, slight haze and thin off-white head. Citrus and orange nose. Big and clean flavor with malt in background. Bitting but the orange character is still present. Florida Oranges perhaps? :-)
DuffMan (8062) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Beautiful russet orange amber, thick lacy tan head. Sugary malty sweetness, spruce tips, orange rind, subtle spiciness. Incredibly long bitter finish. Big bodied, sticky, resinous. So good!
thebeertourist (5131) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 38 Degrees, Alhambra, Los Angeles. Amber-copper colour. Citrussy hop nose and flavours. Some raisins. Pretty good.