Dorkenstein (316) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pine, citrus, and caramel. Taste is very big on pine tar, and some caramel.
bookman10 (844) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big and boozy, this oneís bordering on barleywine territory. Pours a cloudy, brownish-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is marked by hops and malt, and a big whiff of alcohol. Flavor is pretty sweet, with a big, forward hop bitterness, with a lot of malt. Alcohol content is fairly well-masked, at least as far as the flavor goes (itís very apparent in the aroma). This is one to sip and savor.
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Milk and Hops. Clear dark orange with very small frothy off-white head, faint orange peel aroma, low carbonation, hoppy taste with initial sweetness, smooth body, long bitter orange peel finish. Very smooth and flavorful.
msbernac (1571) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
SG111 (972) - New York, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. 2016 vintage. Pours very dark copper, hazy. Aroma is exactly what I expected when I saw 12% IIPA. Burnt sugar, toffee, slight oak orange, citrus, and what else is that? Some other fruit. Wow, flavor is hop forward, still some caramel, toffee, burnt sugar again. Itís very good.
Thechasm442 (601) - Manhattan, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 bottle to a tulip. Rusty reddish orange with an average white head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and toasted caramel malts. Flavor is more bitter pine and citrus fruit with a strong caramel malt backbone. Fairly juicy and quenching with an alcohol presence. Nice beer.
Turboninja (426) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Strong bold sweet aroma of berries (rowan), sweet malts, caramel and some alcohol. Red/copper color with small/medium natural white head and slightly hazy liquid. Strong organic taste with berries, lots of hops, malts, some caramel and alcohol. Balanced with narrow taste spectrum and long hoppy aftertaste with dry malts and a hint of berries. Medium body with light/medium carbonation. Overall, high quality but a bit simple for this percentage. Also the body could be slightly stronger.
Minzbig (2) - Middleville, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
MY FAVORITE BEER!!! Itís a must try. Dark horse nailed it by doubling everything in the crooked tree other then the water. This 12% beer taste like a 7%. Smooth mouth fell itís a great beer.
mariuspoenari (697) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewing from memory - this was a monster of an imperial IPA. Probably the most hop-forward of the ones I tried, with little of the usual malty backbone. Because of this, the alcohol was more present than in other DIPAs, but it didnít spoil the beer for me.
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Big...no... massive IPA. Iíve had it fresh and aged... definitely better fresh, the aged just doesnít do it for me. Full bodied and "smack you in the face" piney hops. Good Stuff, but not my favorite Imperial IPA.