antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours a medium copper with a full white head. Excellent lacing. The aroma is a blend of piney, citrusy hops, and some malts. I initially was expecting a pure hop bomb, but that was not was I got. The initial taste is all hops. Very floral and citrusy, but then the malts kicked in to balance the beer out. Damn well put together beer. Based on opinions at a tasting, this should be their next bottled offering.
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with thin head. Smells hoppy. Aroma is chocolate and has a hint of licorice. Aftertaste lingers due to the hoppiness.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a heavy orange with a frothy head. Taste is bitter as would be expected. Some citrus notes.
thome50 (1233) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a 22oz bottle obtained in a trade from CarlyRaes. My first Imperial Pale Ale, nice title. The pour was a semi-dark amber color with a nice foam head. I got next to nothing in the aroma department. The taste was pronounced malts but I might be biased based on my recent trend of DIPA’s the last month. I didn’t find much on the finish and was hoping for a little more hop goodness. Didn’t know this was 8.5% and this could definitely creep up on you rather quickly.
AndyReynolds (1068) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark orangewith this white head. Aroma is sweet malts, bread, and a small amount of hops. Palate is a little flat. Taste is a bit bitter and sweet at the same time. Nothing special, but refreshing.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with white head and lace. Resiny hops and light caramel. Resiny, perfumey, sweet maltiness, with a medium hard bitter. Medium bodied but just a tad too foamy for me. Best beer of the stop.
jkwood04 (4809) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at browning’s. Pours deep amber. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel malts, and some spice or something. Flavor has some weird light taste. A decent pale ale.
ContemplateBeer (1776) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grapefruit hops, caramel and confectionery sugar. Appearance is reddish brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose. Palate is lively and creamy. I wasn’t blown away, but I do see why this is their most popular beer.
kidmartinek (3832) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear apricot color. Good holding head. Light resinous nose. Mild
sweet hoppy flavor. Small bite. Bitter finish.
Frothmeister (633) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber, (like unfiltered apple cider) with an off-white head. Aromas are faint. Resin. Toffee. Citrus. Flavours of sweet toffee, raisin, dried fruit, bread crust, finishing with some lovely citrus hops. A bit like a hopped up Belgian ale.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
an awesome imperial/double from louisville. a nice abv and an awesome aroma and hoppy taste make this one awesome i.p.a.