mensch (188) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. First glass poured clear, next with too much sediment. Nice orangey color. Aromas of citrus(orange not grapefruit,) carmel sweetness, and a little earthy/grassy note. Bracing bitterness, big malty flavor and alcohol. This is a really wonderful beer, but itís a little too barley wine-ish, lacking the POW aroma, and less complex than the exemplars of the style. Call it a barley wine and throw a bottle in the cellar.
AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Binnyís in Chicago. Strong alcohol dominates both aroma and flavour. Overpowering hop bitter, a hop heads dream.
salvaticas (128) - - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Nice arome and classic IIPA taste, but a little unoriginal and a little overbearing.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours orange amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin and malt. Syrupy. Medium to lighter bodied. Very plain.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle-offwhite head that laces-hazy amber. A-sweet pinapple/orange/pine, med malt-caramel. T-herbal/orange hop bite, peat/roasty/caramel-med malt. Lots of alcohol. Am Strong Ale on the nose, abrasive I2PA on taste.
RSRIZZO (1810) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 40į. Color is a deep orange amber with mellow carbonation and a small tight, off white head. Aroma is sweet with the scents of caramel and dark fruits. It has a full body with a rich and creamy mouth feel. Flavor of toffee, a touch of apple and a faint roasted taste, then some citrus shows giving a nice even bitterness. In the after taste the citrus stands out with grapefruit and the bitterness increases and hangs a bit. Overall its a great Imperial IPA, its big and bold with very well balanced flavors.
Itzjerm (578) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as bad as you here others say. Sweet bitter for a hop head it's heaven for others not much so
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Onslow (926) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 22oz bomber. Deep orange brew with two fingers of creamy head. Aroma of malt, citrus, pine and floral hops; a little ethanol at the start of the swallow. Taste is moderate to full malts at the very start with citrus hops asserting themselves very quickly. Finish is solidly hoppy but the malt backbone remains present throughout. Very nicely balanced. A fine brew.
arrogantb (1398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at hops and pie. I didnít want to pay $10 for a bomber but I was still curious so I bought a 3oz glass. Thank God I didnít order anything larger. Dark amber color, good head. Smells sort of hoppy but also malty, uh-oh. The taste was very hoppy but was beat down but a syrupy sweetness and a malty flavor I did not like. Iím sorry but most brewers should not bother brewing IPAís or DIPAís unless they can make a true West Coast style IPA. Everything else is just wack.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-10-2012 02:46:19
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured medium orange with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up spicy pine and grapefruit plus a lot of peppery alcohol over sweet caramel. The flavor found similar.. pine and peppery alcohol over pale and caramel malts.. finished spicy and rough. Medium-bodied and hot on the palate.. quite bitter too.. not very well rounded.