Bonster (181) - Jersey Shore, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the local. Pours a clear orange amber with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a delight to my hop loving senses. Leafy, citrusy, hop notes spring from the bottle. Crisp and refreshing with steady carbonation. Alcohol not very well hidden in the finish but I’m not complaining.
fsbw21086 (445) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much head, good amount of lacing. Pretty hefty mouthfeel that comes across as super sweet with heavy balanced hops within. More booze bomb than hop bomb. I washed it down with an all day IPA.
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Voodoo (531) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a caramel gold with near zero head.....aroma of melon, candied fruit, syrupy malt.......taste is booze, dried fruits, heavy malt, bitter, more booze on the backend.
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: March 20, 2016... GLASSWARE: Maudite snifter... OCCASION: a Sunday spent at Lenape Valley’s The World Goes Round... APPEARANCE: pours a strong orange/yellow amber body with ample effervescence... the head is a thick, creamy half-finger that coats intermittently... not demonstrative as it drains, with little to trace due to its high alcohol... AROMA: strong grapefruit and resin, with dank basement and orange peel as secondary aromas--not as big as anticipated... tough to ferret out the malts ... PALATE: here is the warmth, with a stoker-sized presence in the throat... a slight buzz about the teeth suggests n IPA,, but again, not the collision expected when in the presence of royalty...TASTE: the grapefruit is pronounced, while the resin and pine makes for a classic forest-and-field wedding.... some late malt akin to whiskey, but overall the profile is decidedly one-sided... OVERALL: the unmistakable Summit and Citrus hops have this beer smiling sunshine, while the Chinook represent enough to divide the hop character... still, as solid as this is, it does not approach the power or profile of other Imperials... but a tasty, solid beer nonetheless....
HoppyScallywag (272) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really good, crisp, grapefruit taste. Very natural tasting. It masks the 11.5 incredibly. I would love to have this again.
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NikkTwist (2468) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Moriartys. Deep clear orange amber with a slim soapy head. Bright earthy hops. Dried blood orange peels. Autumn leaves. Truffles. Plum resins. Tallow. Black peppercorns. Dry and succulent. Cannot think of another earthy hop beer that feels this sharp. Very pleasantly surprised.
hman43 (909) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It pours amber and orange with a white head. It has citrus and grapefruit flavors. It has a grapefruit character with floral elements It is bitter on the palate.
Duchammer (169) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured copper with no head however it had good carbonation. Aroma had baldy of citrus grapefruit light pine and sweet honey notes. Flavor was floral citrus light malt notes with a kiss of alcohol. Wow great beer! Sorry Shaun.
HomerBeerOdysy (98) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE - Bubbles, light, clear, foamy, 2FH that lasts, a lot of lacing.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, pine, grain.
TASTE - Hops, malts, nutty, pine.
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation, dry, bubbly, clean, light, crisp.
VALUE - 4-pack $11.99. Great buy.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Just a hint of boozy, but still quite a pleasant Imperial.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beast of an IPA, so much so that it might as well be a really hoppy American Strong Ale. Boozy, bitter, tropical fruits, syrupy sweet malt backbone. The grapefruit aroma is the most pronounced. It’s a sipper.
beeratarian (204) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
No date on bottle. Pours a golden amber with a thin white, tight head. Lots if sediment floating ( not expected ). Aroma is pine and a little sweet resin. Definitely alcohol esters. Flavor is more of a Barleywine. Might have some age which is skewing my rating. Some pine and citrus are present but mostly aged maltiness. Not terrible, but too much alcohol for the amount of hops.