marcus (9220) - 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.
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
elevation is a common word but there are only two beers named such. that makes no sense. I drank this but donít really remember it. kind of hoppy, kind of oily, a bit caramel-heavy. filtered, clean, boring, but cheap.
bb (8557) - 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.
douglas88 (8454) - 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 isnít pleasant. Still, it is drinkable. Reminds me of amber ale with some dirty bitterness in it.
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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. Iím loving the bold hoppiness of both bitter and flavor type hops. Yum.
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....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?
after4ever (7608) - 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.
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a clear, copper amber with a creamy, white head. Nose is a little mild for a double IPA, grapefruit, a little malt, a little lemon zest. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, a little caramel, light lemon. Full bodied, lightly bitter finish.
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper in color, like a new penny, but slightly darker. The head was bright white but disappointingly small. Smells like a citrusy hop bomb. Iím getting orange juice mixed with lemon zest and grapefruit rind, with a subtle toffee note. Very toasty flavor, albeit a little too bitter. Body is full and malty, but malt tones are bitter like a barleywine. Just barely sweet enough to balance. Very overshadowed by loads of citrusy bitter American hops. Tasty, just not a standout.