Krej (222) - USA - APR 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
At last this beer comes to the same state as me. Iíve been searching for it for ages and it finally comes to a bar 15 minutes away from my work... On a Thursday... Starting at 1pm... Well Iím not man enough to leave work at 1 but I leave a little early to try and get it and got it I did. Disappointed I am not. It doesnít have that great of an aroma, it smells a little citrusy, hoppy, and sugary, but itís all very faint. Itís a very nice clear golden amber color. Very small head but it laces well. It tastes really great. Grapefruity, citrusy, and I donít really know what else but itís good and unique. I donít feel like Iíve ever had a beer that tasted similar to this. It tastes real thick too which is crazy. Kind of like the thickness of a good stout but the rest of it is redonk IPA. Itís also alcoholic as shit, but you canít taste it at all. I think Iíve had about 1/8 of the 10oz glass and that equates to about 2 and a half two hearteds worth of drunkenness. Also Iíve never smoked weed but Iíve heard of weed smokers talking about mind or body highs. Well in my couple of sips I think this beer is giving me a real mind drunk. My mind seems pretty drunk but my body doesnít seem weird at all. It kind of reminds me of drinking absinthe. Anyways this is a great beer and Iíd go through whatever it takes to drink it again and my food just got here so this review is DONE!
TheCaptMatey (207) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is a surprisingly sweet malty mix of honey, dark fruits, grassy and pine hops, and, of course, alcohol. Flavor is rich caramel, honey, and stone fruits with a bitter bite from grassy, citrus, and pine hops. This brew is a continually crosses the line between malt sweetness and bitter hops, while alcohol maintains its warm presence.
mambossa (289) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gently-hazed late-sunset-gold pour with small head. Rich dried apricot and sweet malt nose, a bit of a chemical-y note that blurs into a soapy florality. Flavor starts piney and sweet, some herbaceousness, caramel, apricot and orange. Full, viscous body. A bit more on the barleywine side than an IPA. Headache-inducing, but different than expected.
nickel (994) - - SEP 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: pine, grass, some sweet honey notes
Taste: sweet malt and honey from the start, heavy grass and pine flavor after that.
Thick and sticky. Bitter aftertaste.
Easy drinkable as for this ABV
michcam8 (499) - Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy darkish-golden glow, with a little fluffy white head. Perfume, floral hop aroma and caramel malty overtones. Taste is sweet and malty - up front, bitter, floral hops, and slight alcohol burn. Dry, caramel malty, bitter hop finish. Feel the belly burn. This would be a one and done for me, mainly because of the price. For the abv, I find it to be a good balance of hops and malts. Overall, itís better than I expected. Would recommend to others...sure, why not.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange golden color with foam ring. Intense hoppy (liqueur) nose. Thick hoppy liqueur with a very noticeable amount of alcohol in a very decent mixture with the bitterness and carbonation, but in total a bit too much. Decent hoppy liqueur aftertaste.
anstei (1168) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A triple IPA to define standards. Intense pine aroma. Mouth is ultra heavy, thick, sticky, sweet. Pineapple, for sure and for real. Boozy, but not nearly as expected for 18% ABV. Feels like the tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth after swallowing. Ultra long super sweet finish with lots of pineapple again. A revelation indeed.
SinH4 (3051) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2016 My 100th Imperial IPA rating. Bottle. Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma is caramel, very hoppy, canned peach, pineapples, and such. Taste is pineapples, very sweet, but very fresh at the same time, huge malt body. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. I usually don?t like this amount of sweetness, but for 18 ABV, this is extremely well-balanced. In terms of ABV hiding, this is a brewing masterpiece.
Vestergaard (1693) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours a darkish clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma has looots of hops, caramel malts, toffee, orange, tropical hops, earthy hops, lots of malt presence, vanilla. Taste is super intense. First now i see itís 18%!? Holy fack that is well hidden in the aroma. In the taste it is more noticable, but mostly as a taste amplifier. Super bitter, super sweet, vanilla, malty, tasty. More like an extremely hoppy barley wine due to the maltiness. Average to low carbonation and a slight boozy, oily body.
jc1762 (760) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap into a snifter showing caramel brown with no head.
The nose shows extremely concentrated hops that actually seems more like heavy notes of burnt malt.
The palate is full bodied with no carbonation with intense hops and heavy malts.
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 5, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great sipping beer. Well balanced, with a very long finish which made me think of pines and scotch.