Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Rating #173. Hazy orange/brown pour that had a nice little glow too it and a light beige head that stuck to the glass pretty well. Citrusy and maybe a little oxodized, picking up a little wet cardboard. Flavor was sweet, caramel malt and a nice little hop bite.(1676)
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Dagan, pours bronze to yellow with a nice head, aroma of marmalade, vanilla, pine, orange and lots of sugars, very bitter with flavors of malt sweetness, grapefruit, grapefruit peel, long bitter aftertaste, full bodied, Nice.
daleharshman (987) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.49). Pours an intense orange-red with a half finger of off-white head. Aroma is initially full of hops (citrus, grass) followed by some sweet caramel maltiness. Flavor follows suit: tangy citrusy-grassy-soapy hops up front leading to considerable caramel sweetness at the end. Actually leans more toward sweetness than bitterness in the finish. Quite smooth for the style. (171, 527)
TimE (4346) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet malty grapefruity. Full bodied. Fun. Not too bitter. Good, but a bit too sweet for my liking.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - APR 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly unclear amber beer with an orangey head. Aroma is sweet malt and lots of hops and resin. Taste is smokier and darker than most Imperial IPAs I have had, with a good amount of malty sweetness. The hop flavor is considerably darker too, almost arrogant bastard dark and heavy. The finish is long, bitter, and a little sweet right at the end with a strong booze presence throughout. A good looking and and smelling Imperial IPA, but the taste is not quite what I was looking for.
tomer (2417) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
at a tasting, thanks Dagan, small stable head, clear dark orange bordering on light brown, aroma of nuts, pine, light maltiness and strawberry jam,flavour of nuts orange marmalade and strawberry jam, strong agressive bitterness, strong bittersweet aftertaste, quite unbalanced.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle. Pours clear golden with decent white head. Spruce hop aroma. Hop bitterness with malt, very nice.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gentle fragranc eof hopping and malting,not aggresive,a little flowery ,flavor has an intesting sweetness to the hop flavor and bitterness,there must be a ton of unfermentable here ,edge still goes to the hops for balance,exquisite tongue sucking aftertaste
DSG (9318) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Dagan. Clear deep golden with a white head. Piney aroma. Flavor starts with some thick malty sweetness and finishes very bitter. Medium-bodied.
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a dark orange almost burnt transparent beer that has a slightly bubbly off white head with a fair bit of lace left behind.
S-hints of pine and peppermint up front, juicy citrus orange and resignous caramel with a touch of spicy hop.
T-pine, chewy malts, resignous caramel and some toasted malt, light note of grain, orange citrus, very spicy hop finish with a touch of peppermint.
M-fuller body and rather chewy with a seltzery feel to it towards the back and thins out just a bit with an assertive prickly carbonation.
D-the flavors border more on the malt side with lots of spice to it in the back. its a little rough around the edges but not bad.