DuffMan (6788) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with JJ. Medium orange amber, modest off-white head. Aroma is ripe papaya, melon, sweet. Flavours are much the same, with sweet soft tropical fruits filling the palate, ending with grapefruit peel bitterness. Very sweet malty body. Not sure why this doesn’t get higher ratings-- its sweet but good.
mcberko (6560) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at PIB, pours hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is intensely citrusy hoppy; harsh bitterness / very one-sided. Flavour is very one-sided as well on the hops; pretty sharp with no malt balance. Not so well-made to be honest. The hops are almost stale and very hash (not in a good way, this coming from a IIPA lover). Drinkable.
marcus (6537) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours clear amber with a nice beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of citrusand a bready feel. The finish is fairly bitter once the massive hopping kicks in. Interesting and complex, but not especially tasty.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Burnt orange in color, fairly clear, moderate white head, spritzy, little lacing.   Zesty citrusy nose, sweetened hop, candied citrus peel for sure.   Smells interesting enough.   Hoppy up front, but not terribly bitter.   Has a citrus acidity to it too.   Slight fruitiness too.   Somewhat of an odd duck in that its not real bitter, its not real malty, has a slight metallic tinge to it.   The more I drink it, the more I want to back away.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not enough body.   Why is it that most of Full Sails Imperial IPAs just seem like oddly concocted IPAs.   Not juicy/malty enough for my taste.   Not bad, just not what I was hoping for.
arminjewell (6217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On sale for $3.40, so figured I’d give it a try. Pours clear orange red with nice lacing white head, aroma has notes of grass, caramel, citrus notes with tangerine, grapefruit, some slight biscuit. Taste is fairly clean, with notes of tangerine and orange, some grass and pine notes, touch of biscuit and caramel, finishing bitter and dry. Not bad!
after4ever (6140) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a murky burnished dark amber with a scant, loose, whitish head. Mild nose of caramel and oranges. Even fairly cold (as this is being served), this is a ridiculously subdued nose for 7.5%. That right there is reason enough to take the "imperial" off the label. To say nothing of the fact that numerous house IPAs hit that abv. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel, toast, and oranges on the mid palate. Not sure how you list five hop varieties and use the word "copious" in the same sentence when this is the aromatic and flavor profile that results from your recipe. A nice-enough beer, but clearly has delusions of grandeur thanks to the marketing department.
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head. Floral hoppy aroma with light citric notes and a light sweetness. Light citric and floral hoppy flavor with sweet caramel malty notes. Pretty good.
blankboy (6067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [22oz]. Pours a murky copper-gold with a small frothy white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, resiny and piney as well, along with biscuity caramel malt, some light honey sweetness, tropical fruit and a hint of alcohol. Flavour of caramel malt and resiny, citrusy hops is well balanced for the style, along with tropical fruit, some alcohol, wood and an average (for the style) bitter finish. Average bodied. Quite good, I enjoyed it and easily drank a bomber of it.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy.
douglas88 (6042) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from the State Store. Pours a very nice dark orange color with a large white head. The aroma is caramel, some citrus and spices. The flavor is not very good, it has lots of bitterness but not a lot of hop flavors, not fruity, lots of caramel malts, something akin to dirtiness, earthy. Some of the traditional IIPA is in there but not enough and what is there isn’t pleasant. Still, it is drinkable. Reminds me of amber ale with some dirty bitterness in it.
blutt59 (6020) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, copper colored with minimal foam, aroma is hoppy oranges, flavor of bitter grapefruit , caramel notes with an oily metallic and bitter finish