el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liked this one, seemed less hoppy then other ipa’s. The malt seemed a little more prevalent. Enjoyed the heat from the high abv, but for an imperial I was looking a little more for the hop punch in the mouth and it never showed up. I will buy again as I really like drakes, but will remember that this is an imperial that is more balanced with the malt, not just an all out hop blitz.
coyforce (655) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really solid brew. Delicious flavor with a perfect pour. Aroma is hoppy and a bit citrus.
zvsn (990) - ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Rotem. Clear orange with a big bubbly head. Smell of stale fruity and piney hops and caramel. Sweet, fruity, malty, quite alcoholic, medium-high bitterness. Medium-bodied, syrupy texture, quite heavy.
kerenmk (3206) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Rotem. Clear dark gold with a white head. Hoppy, a little leafy and green aroma, bitter and a little fruity taste. Medium body, fizzy, hoppy finish.
Saeglopur (963) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 01/22/15, shared by Werckmeister at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
Amber, clear body, with a big, frothy, lacing, yellowish head.
Aroma of grapefruit, pine, orange, biscuit, grass.
Taste follows this, with more honey like malts.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter-sweet, zesty, piney, sweet malty.
Very nice, although I was expecting a bit more. Straight, with some hop kick, balanced by lots of smooth malts. Quite far behind my favourite IPAs, but still enjoyable.
Gurthnar (2935) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma hoppy, citrusy, resiny etc. Nice American character. Solid caramel background. Clear orange colour. Tastes similar to aroma, the strength is showing. Lots of hops flavour lots of bitterness. Very good.
Cuso (5885) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 Bottle from Werckmeister, many thanks Golden color with huge white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma. Heavy malty base with ca followed by nice citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
Werckmeister (823) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at Slovak Austrian RB Tasting from trade with amazinwrldfood, many thanks. amber light hazy color. medium off-white head. smell of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. taste of pines, citric, some sweetness, orange zest, some alcohol. citric / piney bitter finish. decent, its a bit too heavy, mainly from the malts, but still nice enough.
MisoW (2278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma of floral hops, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, lot of caramel, hoppy, floral, orange.
rosenbergh (8437) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Final Final, San Francisco, CA.
Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head.
Strong fruity and resiny hops, strong bitterness, sweetness, maltiness and warming alcohol. In aroma and flavour. Full ride this is.
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BeerdedDave (801) - - MAY 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Antanium; amber color; piney hop aroma with herbal notes; lots of piney hop flavor; well balanced on a medium bodied malt base with bread and caramel note