nimbleprop (7515) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a murky orange color with a semi-thick white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Initial flavor is citrus, sweet and a little syrupy. The finish is great, very clean and not at all astringent like other imperial IPAs. Not as hoppy as other small batch IPAs but the flavor is just as smooth.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 In the bomber bottle from Roof Bros. Amber copper in color with a serious density slightly off-white head. Aroma of a cherry and grapefruit little old lady fruit salad brought to a Sunday church dinner on the grounds. Thick malt sweetness that controls the hops dying to escape. Caramel and phenol in an unholy union. A hard beer to dispell, but remarkably smooth for an Impish IPA. UPDATE 11/2006: On tap at the Crescent Moon. Deep gold in color with a thin, but tough as hell head. Great lacing. Aroma of freshly cut yard grass and bushels of hops. An alfalfa sunshine smell like being in a haybale on a summer day. This is a smooth beer for such a high ABV. Nice amount of malt, but not over the top. Sweet, but neutralizingly sweet for the intense hop flavor.
IrishBoy (4110) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle a present from Enniskillen, my son; Very hoppy aroma mixed with caramel malt; hazy copper with a few bubbles on top; flavor is nice hops and caramel in the background; with a sweet finsh that slowly trails into a mild bitterness.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy, muddy amber with bright white top. Strong hoppy aroma, plenty of high alphas, medium malt base. Fruity character . Initially this beer feels quiet balanced malts and hops cooperate well. In the midlle hops do take over. Overall clean solid IPA.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper color with medium sized off white head. Aroma has a fair amount of herbal hops, sharp caramel. Flavor is malty, bit of hops, somewhat thin, with a midly bitter finish. Just fair.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden amber with an off white head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma, with a slight detection of pine. Taste of sweet grapefruit, a pleasant bitterness. This is truly a great refreshing alcoholic beverage with a well hidden high alcohol content, one of my favoroites.
tennisjoel (1374) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...Somewhat faint aroma for the style. Grapefruit hops and cookie malt are distinct in this brew. The flavor is an improvement. Not top notch for the style, but I still like it. Fairly smooth, more of a toned down imperial IPA. Very good and unexpected.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle that pours a crystal-clear amber with a light white head. a watery aroma with mostly resinous american-style hops aroma. but it seems like they managed to extract some hops bitterness without much of the associated hops flavor - a very soft and subdued bitterness and a sweet finish that feels dry from a medium bitter hops finish. ever-so-alcoholic and just not quite enough interplay between the malt and hops although both are present.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Malty, light fruity, citric, hop aroma and a sweet malty, floral, lemon, hop, pinetree taste. Medium body with a dry light alcoholic finish.
madsberg (11399) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle obtained thru trade with DavidP. Thanks. Golden coloured. Quite cleaer. Dense beige and quite creamy head. Sweet and herbal aroma with some fruity notes. Has piney notes as well. Fruitys, pine, flowers and some citric notes in the flavour. Medium to full bodied. Balanced and very easy to drink. Has a fine balanced bitterness in the end. Good one.