estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very clear amber body, off-white head, malty nose. Malty body with a lot of crystal, moderate bitterness, minimal hop character (some spicy notes, perhaps), a lot of alcohol. Definitely not a good example of the IIPA style; would make a decent barleywine, I suppose.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft- solid malty sweetness, balanced by a nice citrus hop flavor (cascade). Minimal head, minimal alcohol taste which was nice. Not the best example of the style but drinkable nonetheless.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cole’s IPA Fest.
Aroma has more malt than hops, deep orange, slim tan head. Taste is orange zest, some fine hops too. Balanced,bitter, sweet, good tongue tingle, abv is hidden. Good. Gotta like the name!
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a copper-red body with no head. The aroma has orange resin, soap, and grapes. Leafy flavour with notable alcohol and chewy hops. Quite hoppy but not overly bitter. Very drinkable.
swoopjones (6744) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ Coles IPA Fest Buffalo NY.Thanks Dan & Bo for the beer. Dark amber brown color. some sweet malty flavors up front followed up by a bitter finish. decent
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance :Amber gold, smallish top, fizzy head.3-
Aroma:Slightly on alcoholic side , woody gold malt with hop touch , toasted grain behind.
Flavour/Palate: Big with potent alcohol showing, slight earthy. Mid and finish bit shallow. Light vanilla hint. Good.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Coles IPA Festival. Labeled "Pantius Dropius Imperial IPA." I am going to assume that this is one and the same! Golden dark amber body with a smallish head. Big boozy aroma as it has warmed up a bit, hot caramel, less hops than I would have expected. Flavour starts with boozy toffee and caramel, with light fruity hops. A very bitter finish lingers long into the aftertaste. Surprisingly big finish on a relatively mild flavour profile. Average to medium palate is a bit under carbonated, but the growler had been open for a while. Nice beer.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this one’s a little too much for me. i’m down with a good dose of hops but this one’s all bitter. it overwhlems the taste and hangs in the mouth. definitely not a session beer. if you like your brew with a very stong bite it may be worth a try but this one’s not for me.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Too strong for my likings. The Indian pale ale was never one of my favorites. Like that deformed annoying cousin at the family reunions you just can’t seem to get away from.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is dark amber with nice rings of white head around the glass. Aroma is rich earthy malt and very bitter hops. Flavor is exceptionaly bitter heavy hops. Not bad but not my style of IIPA.