blutt59 (5917) - 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
DuffMan (5828) - 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 doesnít get higher ratings-- its sweet but good.
after4ever (5745) - 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.
5000 (5662) - 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.
marcus (5644) - 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.
blankboy (5631) - 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.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral and citrus hops on the nose , Full Sail house yeast that is extremely distinguishable in my opinion, biscuit, and hints of caramel. Pours golden with light chill haze and a thin head. The flavor is biscuity with light caramel and a good blast of citrus and floral hops. Moderate bitterness, light lingering resins. Drinkability is high for an IIPA.
blipp (5476) - 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.
Braudog (5391) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Textbook visuals for an IIPA -- deep, brooding orange-reddish-brown, with an active appeal and a frothy, bubbly head. The aroma is simply kick-butt ... thick like lacquer with rich, oily hops. Drinking this is akin to chewing on a sappy fir branch ... sticky, earthen, dirty, and rife with flavor. Roll out some cheese, light the fire, and enjoy. (#4533, 3/23/2012)
SudsMcDuff (5375) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22ounce bottle from D&Q .. . Pours a deep sap amber .. medium foam .. . great mouth coating bitterness with a sappy sweet aftertaste .. . pineapple, sap, peach, tangerine, light pine, and sticky south african flowers .. . letís pretend you do .. . wow, this is stuff rocks! and at 7.5%, really well done! .. . . Ow! My bones are so brittle. But I always drink plenty of ....Malk?