Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber pours clear copper with white head. The aroma offers up firm bold spicy hops, some tangelo and pine resin like bitter hoppiness. Nice. I think it leans a touch toward tropical fruit. It seems the aroma is almost sticky with hops and it makes me wonder if the flavor can deliver. And . . . the taste is fortunately similar with robust sticky yummy citrus and spicy hops rolling swiftly from side to side with a mild sense of bitter pine hops and some malt sweetened grapefruit like hops going on in the background. I’m loving the bold hoppiness of both bitter and flavor type hops. Yum.
marcus (7323) - 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.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers with light caramel.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty nose with some sweaty hops notes and grapefruity citrus. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy sweet light caramel malts with some lemony pine resin hop flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. Not sure if I like the hop profile on this one. A little to citric and tart with some musty notes.
douglas88 (6958) - 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.
blipp (6722) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....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 .. . let’s 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?
after4ever (6574) - 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.
blankboy (6450) - 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.
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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.