beergeek86 (33) - Clarksville, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
have had it bottled and on tap @ dogfish head alehouse. amazing beer. hefty 9% alcohol. very refreshing. sweet floral spicy aroma. flavor - malty and floral sweetness, citrus. very hoppy, but the hops balance nicely with the malty, flowery sweetness. very hoppy finish w/ hints of herbs and flowers. color- beautiful golden orange. nice white head. love this beer. would drink every day if i could afford it.
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle.Pours a dark amber red colour. Not a bad beer, I noticed a slight alc.% burn in the after taste though. Only thing knocking it from a higher rating for me. Maybe i’m just not ready for it yet, but solid over all.
jnate24 (33) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in bottles and was pleased to find the aroma is that fresh hop pungency which I love- usually a sign of good things to come. Taste is equal parts malt and hops in very good balance with some boozy notes. Beyond that nothing really stands out to me; a little disappointing. Not worth $12 for a four pack imo.
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally tried one of these in bottle a few weeks ago. Probably the first Imperial I can remember, and it was a great one. Maybe a little strong, but i can see why the ratings are so high. Will try again for sure.
Rakluba (33) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 This is my favorite Imperial IPA. The beer finishes extremely clean and crisp. Poures a carmely kind of deep gold color and has a beautiful tannish head. Grapefruit/citrus and a smoothness that is amazing.
GearHead (32) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy moley!!! This is a great beer. Yeah Dogfish. What a great hoppy flavor. Nice tartness and an aroma to match. Great smooth flavorful aftertaste. If this beer was dry hopped for 90 minutes I can't wait to try the 120 min IPA.
Cdog (32) - Farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA but not my favorite. I got a little metal taste after every drink. Not a nasty metal but a lingering taste on the sides of my taste buds.
henryalvz (32) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice golden/orange color. malts of toasted grain. Hoppy citrus orange.Sweet light flavor with light bitter finish.Medium to full on the palate. Wonderful.
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, light orange-red color. An intense experience with a long finish transforming from pine to citrus.
Luckyhank (32) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer. This is the the one that turned me onto IPAs in the first place -- and still one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had. This has a dark, golden appearance and a rich hoppy taste that has a smooth bite to it. You won’t notice that 9 percent ABV until you try standing up.