kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Rich O’s
opaque burnt orange, frothy cream colored head, lots of thick scattered lace,
light sweet citrus aroma,
rich bready malt flavor balance by lots of citrus and herbal hops, the citrus grows and takes on a nice orange character, nice long bitter finish follows the hop flavor without detracting from it,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Chudwick (1527) - 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 (1034) - 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 (749) - Boringville aka Irvine, 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 (765) - Wilder, Kentucky, 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 (4413) - 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 (2902) - 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 (1339) - 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 (2965) - 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 (479) - 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 (33) - 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.