JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood in Long Beach. This is a nicely balanced, complex brew with good hop and malt flavors.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber color with ivory foam. Big spicy, dank hop aromas with tea leaf, spicy caramel. Medium body with average co2. Spicy earthy hop flavors with tea leaf on a caramel fruity base brew. Nice alcohol twang to finish--good n boozy
brokensail (9147) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber colored pour with an off-white head. Really nice, bright hop aroma. Lots of citrus such as grapefruit and tangerine. Some hints of pineapple, a bit of herbs, and some pine. Sweet caramel and toasted nuts, too. Tastes mildly sweet and has a nice malt character. Fruity hop characteristics enhance the sweetness. A moderate bitterness of pine and woody herbs.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another winner from Julian. For an imperial it is still really balanced. There is a boat load of hops in here but the malts are playing right along with them. Does not show the alcohol at all.
BMan1113VR (7691) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the source. Pours with a clear amber hued body with a foamy off-white head. Aromas are of citrus, pine, lightly dank, herbal. Malt character seems a bit more complex than the description claims. Nutty, pale chocolate, medium caramel. Slight co-humulone roughness. Flavors are bitter, mildly grainy, grassy caramel and pine. Still a dry finish. Lively carbonation, nicely balanced bitterness and well hidden alcohol.