Onslow (1018) - 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.
mruss99 (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent aroma. Not much carbonation. Not as as much hops as I expected for an Imperial IPA but overall good flavor and definitely a drinkable beer.
JXP42 (1) - Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells more of alcohol than hops. Copper to orange color that leaves nice lacing around the glass. Taste is dominated by alcohol. Smooth at first, then a bitter alcohol comes across the palate. Overall, it's ok. Had it in a sifter from a 22oz bottle. It's not hateful, but not great.
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nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Oasis. Dark orange-brown body. Steady beige head. Intense hop aroma and some unrestrained alcohol. A little ruthless, unrestrained, piny. Not one I’d intentionally revisit, sort of an ugly beast. Oily, resinous, boozy.
SpringsLicker (2937) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy orange body that hold up a sticky mostly white head.
Aroma of citrus hops, juicy malt and a touch of alcohol.
The flavor starts sweet, then some bitterness comes across the tongue and then the sweetness finishes. Too sweet for my tastes in a IIPA.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Strong alcohol dominates both aroma and flavour. Overpowering hop bitter, a hop heads dream.
mensch (226) - 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 it’s 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.
salvaticas (267) - - 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 (6224) - , 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 (10726) - 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 (1841) - 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 40°. 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.