hops1 (11) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pretty disapointing. Light amber color. Flavor was terribly imbalanced too sweet and too bitter. Donít find that too often.
bhensonb (9001) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Hazy amber color with a minimal white head. Floral hop backed by a little lightly roasted caramel. Smells like ESB. Full body with creamy carbonation. Itís floral hop and sweet malt. Itís pretty strong in flavor, but not at all harsh. Iíd nominate this one for Imperial ESB. It drinks way too easy for the ABV value. Extremely tasty. The beer for the desert isle.
AgentSteve (1613) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lighter than most IIPAís, with more of a golden hue. Nose is a bit floral and caramel with a hint of tea. The flavor is about the same.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ORL throwdown. Pours golden, with a thin white head. Citrus hops, some pine and floral as well, atop caramel malt aromas. Much the same in the mouth, quite sweet with citrus hops and bitter end. Decent finish, a little long.
zeke626 (397) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Skyview. Pours a cloudy, light orange body with off-white head. Aroma of nectarine and hops with hints of grapefuit and pine. Flavor is mostly floral hops with some grapefruit and caramel malts. Finish is not as bitter as I would expect from the style.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of rodger. A very beautiful pour. Huge, fluffy head. Lacing. Muted hop nose. Pine and grassy hop flavor. Coats the tongue. Rather creamy mouthfeel. A nice suprise.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy gold color with a thin head. Aroma of grass and citrus. Strong caramel and sweet grain flavor. Hops add a grapefruit hit, but the sweetness of the malts make it seem like a grapefruit covered in sugar. Very different for an IIPA.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bottle from Liquid Solutions in Portland, Oregon. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some nice retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, a touch of mint leaf, caramel malt and some pine. Taste is sweeter than the Pigís Skin Pale Ale, grapefruit juice flavor and bitterness, with some caramel and toffee. Finish has a lingering sweet grapefruit and mild bitterness that slowly disappears. Quite a unique Imperial Pale Ale. Nice!
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a fleeting head. Hoppy nose is pine bud with mint leaf. Smooth medium body. Hop driven flavors are floral and pine sap with a mild malt sweetness that cuts some of the sharp hop bitterness. Needs a bit more sweetness.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy light orange, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet crystal and pine aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice fruity character, lots of hop flavor with earthy and citrus being dominant, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20